Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

June 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft Cheese | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese



For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nutri Grain Low Fat Eggo Waffles and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast and my morning workout I started a load of laundry for Mom and then headed to Marsh and Kroger. I needed quite a few things from Meijer and then stopped by Kroger to pick up a few things for Mom. Back home, after Lunch I got out the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. Trimmed the vine along the driveway and then picked some Basil and Cilantro for tonight’s meal. This is the best my Herb Plants have ever grown, nice size plants. Love watching stuff grow. As a child growing up my Grandparents always live on a farm with huge fields of Vegetables. Lucky to get to see all that while growing up. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese.


I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side. I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!


For one side for my Grouper I prepared a box of the McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix. First time I’ve made these and they turned out great! Just followed the easy instructions and served. I left the full instructions at the end of the post. First time I’ve had Hush Puppies in a long time, really enjoyed these!





Also to go with the Grouper prepared some Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. I normally have the regular Mac and Cheese but I seen the 50% Whole Grain at Meijer and picked up a 4 pack of them. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! Seafood and Mac and Cheese are just a natural pairing. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.





McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix is a unique blend of yellow corn meal and wheat flour that helps you make tasty hush puppies quickly and easily. Just add water! The ingredients in this traditional recipe have been specially selected for authentic, golden fried Hush Puppies that are ready in minutes!

Instructions: All You Need:1 box Hush Puppy Mix2/3 cup Water Vegetable Oil Pour oil into deep fryer, large heavy skillet or saucepan, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat oil to 375F on medium heat.1. Stir Batter Mix and water in medium bowl until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes to thicken.2. Drop batter carefully by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Cook several hush puppies at a time. Fry 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.To prepare only of the box use 1 cup Hush Puppy Mix and 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. water. Continue as directed above.Serve hot hush puppies with a fish or seafood dinner.Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.
Safe Handling Instructions: Jalapeno Hush Puppies Hush Puppies with Corn and Chiles Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.




Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g



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  1. Licks piggy lips. That looks amazing! XOXO – Bacon

    • It was! First time I’ve had hush puppies in forever. Nothing I can have on a regular bases though having Diabetes 2, but they were sure good! And the Grouper, I could have that every week. Just love Fish and Seafood!

      • It looked totally delish. I could have eaten the picture – snorts with piggy laughter. Do you know how hush puppies got their name? Back in the day when they had cattle drives and they would stop for the day with their horses/dogs, they would cook dinner. Of course the dogs would smell food and start to whine. One of those cooks started dropping dough in the hot grease to feed to the dogs to hush them up. Thus they are called hush puppies ❤ XOXO – Bacon

      • Thank you for that background on hush puppies! Great Food Trivia! 🙂

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