Our little raised bed garden is producing about a pint of Cherry Tomatoes each day. right now. They are so good that I can’t bear to see one go to waste! Their sweet flavor makes them a great snack all on their own, but they’re also good baked into savory recipes!.Continue reading “Balsamic Baked Salmon with Tomato Basil Bruschetta”
Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce
When I need a quick meal idea, I love to make fish. It thaws quickly and it cooks quickly. I found a great, healthy way to make crispy fish without frying it. The recipe came from none other than my favorite source – Cooking Light! The Panko crumbs give it its crunch and the lemon dill sauce adds a great flavor to the fish! Here’s the easy recipe…Continue reading “Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce”
Catfish Po’boy Sandwich and An Old Fashioned Dessert
The meal I’m sharing today reminds me of childhood, only we’re going to take something simple and make it a little more special!
I love fish, but I especially love a fish sandwich! I recently tried a Cooking Light recipe for Catfish Po’boy with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce. It was as amazing as it sounds! I used frozen catfish filets and we grilled them. That alone added a great flavor to the fish, and of course it cooked up in no time. This peanut sauce takes it up a whole new notch, adding great flavors to the sandwich!Continue reading “Catfish Po’boy Sandwich and An Old Fashioned Dessert”
Dijon Crusted Fish
Most times if I ask guests that are coming to my home for a meal if they have any foods they don’t enjoy eating, they will often say fish. I get that because some recipes for fish are just stinky and bland.
But the recipe I’m sharing today is so good that it would make a great restaurant menu item. The ingredients are simple, but add incredible flavor and texture to the fish. It is above ordinary for something that’s fixed at home. Like most fish recipes, this is super fast to pull together because it doesn’t require long in the oven, making this a great weeknight menu.
I served this with oven-roasted potatoes and a seven layer salad. It was a delicious meal! If you are a nominal fish fan, I hope you will try this great recipe from taste of home.
Dijon Crusted Fish
- 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish – (I didn’t add this)
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 425°. Mix the first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon cheese. Place tilapia on a baling sheet coated with cooking spray; spread evenly with mayonnaise mixture.
- Toss bread crumbs with melted butter and remaining cheese; sprinkle over fillets. Bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 12-15 minutes.
Easy, fast and delicious!! I should also add, “healthy!” Its only 214 calories per filet! You might just being having fish mire often after trying this recipe!
Mock Sushi Appetizer
It’s crazy how our taste buds “grow up” as we do, isn’t it? I feel like I’ve ventured out a whole lot more in recent years, enjoying more spice than I ever would have tolerated. My husband has definitely branched out in his food choices. He grew up on the basic meat and potatoes diet, and then he married a girl who loves to try new recipes each week! He’s been so accommodating and has willingly tried everything I put on the table.
One area we’ve both grown to appreciate is sushi – him even more so than me. I love the fish – I don’t always love the additions. Knowing his love for sushi, I decided to venture out and try an easy “sushi” kind of appetizer for our Valentine’s dinner. Wow! We both LOVED it!
This recipe is from one of my favorite food blogs – Skinny Taste. She calls this a Spicy California Shrimp Stack. It’s not wrapped in the sushi paper – instead, you pile each ingredient into a measuring cup, pack it in, then flip it over onto the plate. It’s then topped with a drizzle of soy sauce and Sriracha Mayo. If you don’t have Sriracha, don’t worry – I used hot sauce in its place and it was delicious!
My stacks aren’t quite as pretty as hers, but my measuring cups aren’t straight sides – they’re sloped, so my are more like “domes” than stacks! It didn’t change the taste, and that’s all that matters!! Here’s the simple recipe and instructions I found on her site:
Spicy California Shrimp Stack – From Skinny Taste
- 1 1/3 cups cooked brown rice – I usually always make extra and keep it in the freezer. So handy!
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 8 ounces cooked shrimp, peeled and tails removed
- 1 cup diced cucumber, about 1 small
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
- 1/2 cup mashed avocado, about 1 medium
- 4 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons mayonnaise – I used light mayo
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce – I used hot sauce
- Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and oil. When rice is done, add rice vinegar and stir. Evenly spread rice on a sheet pan to cool.
- Cut shrimp into 1-inch cubes. In a small bowl, combine cucumber and chives. In another small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
- Using a 1 cup dry measuring cup, layer ¼ cup cucumber, then 2 tablespoon of avocado, then ¼ of the shrimp, and 1/3 cup rice.
- Carefully turn the cup upside down to turn the stack out onto a plate, lightly tapping the bottom of the cup if necessary. Sprinkle with Furikake and drizzle with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and sriracha mayonnaise.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients.
This was a great appetizer, but would be a wonderful lunch, too! I’m still dreaming about the way it tasted with that spicy mayo on top. Mmmm. I can’t wait to make it again!
Are you a sushi eater? If you like shrimp cocktail, I think you’ll love this recipe!
What food do you eat today that you wouldn’t have eaten in years past?