Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

June 9, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, fish, Stouffer's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled 2 Eggs, topped them with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Ortega Smokey Chipotle Taco Sauce. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread topping the toast with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. And as always a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Passing Showers and 74 degrees out today. My allergies seem to be a little better today! Went to home Depot and picked up some grass seed and fertilizer. Well my small garden is in full bloom. I have 2 Strawberry plants, 3 Tomato plants, 2 Bell Pepper plants, 2 Jalapeno plants, and a Thai Pepper plant. Not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. Thanks again to my friends that keep bringing me the Grouper up from Florida! 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 Lemon Pepper 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. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

 

 

 

To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 


Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

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Lemon Pepper and Cumin Crusted Walleye Fillet w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 31, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lemon Pepper and Cumin Crusted Walleye Fillet w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this Friday morning off I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble – Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Love these, so easy to prepare and make a good Breakfast. Plus they are only 150 calories and 3 carbs per cup! The same weather outside again. Passing rain and thunderstorms, humid, and 79 degrees. Had to go to the local Kroger to pick up a couple of items and a prescription for Mom. Cleaned the Kitchen and then took it easy for the afternoon. I’m still dealing with my allergies, everyone around here is suffering! For Dinner tonight Cumin Crusted Walleye Fillet w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

I came across the recipe on the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, CUMIN-CRUSTED FISH FILLET WITH LEMON. I’ll be using Walleye as my Fish of Choice. Then for Seasoning I’ll need; Ground Cumin, Thyme, Paprika, Lemon Pepper, and Parsley. I left the original recipe and it’s web link at the end of the post. But after thinking about it I’m going to use Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. I did add a bit of Ground Cumin to the Breading Mix. I’m all for making Cooking easier while keeping the flavors and taste. I had the Walleye in the freezer in a plastic Hefty Bag. Laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it, in a pie pan I added the Zatarain Mix. Rubbed the mix on both sides of fillets.

 

 

 

Then in a large skillet, set over medium heat, heat Extra Light Olive Oil. Add the Walleye and cook until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Sprinkled with parsley and done! Love all the Zatarain’s Mixes on Fish and Seafood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To go with my Walleye, as it was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUMIN-CRUSTED FISH FILLET WITH LEMON

Ingredients

1/2 to 1 Tbsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1 lb whitefish fillets (like cod, walleye or halibut)
1/2 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
lemon wedges

Directions

1 – In a small bowl, mix together cumin, thyme, paprika, and lemon pepper.
Rub spice mixture on both sides of fillets.
2 – In a large skillet, set over medium heat, heat canola oil. Add fish fillets and cook until browned on both sides and fish is opaque in the center about 4 minutes per side.
3 – Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings.Serving Size: 4 oz (125 g) fish.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Calories: 130
Fat: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 100 milligrams
Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
Protein: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/cumin-crusted-fish-fillet-with-lemon

 

 

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Lemon Pepper Seasoned Ocean Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and French Bread

May 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lemon Pepper Seasoned Ocean Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and French Bread

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning, not hungry this morning. Dealing with allergies again! Everyone seems to be dealing with it this year. Nothing seems to work to get it to ease up but rest and quiet. So that was my day today. Mostly sunny, humid and a high of 90 out today. For Dinner tonight its Lemon Pepper Seasoned Ocean Perch w/ Mac and Cheese and French Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted something light and easy to prepare for Dinner tonight. So I had bought a small package of Lemon Pepper Seasoned Ocean Perch from Kroger yesterday and I’m having it tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its Wild Caught Ocean Perch and it comes seasoned with a Lemon Pepper Blend Seasoning. There’s a little over 1/2 a pound of the Fillets and they came packaged in a ready bake tin pan. I decided to pan fry them instead. I used a medium size skillet. Heated the skillet on medium heat and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Added the Perch and fried them for 2 minutes. Flipped them over and continued to cook them for 2 minutes and they were done. The fillets were not that big but big enough for a light Dinner. The seasoning was perfect and they cooked up perfect.

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Perch
Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 17.00 %
Saturated Fat 6 30.00 %
Cholesterol 30mg 10.00 %
Sodium 560mg 23.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9.00 %
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 20, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea this morning for Breakfast. Partly cloudy and 68 degrees out today. Afterward I had to follow my neighbor to the repair shop. He dropped his car off and I gave him a ride back. Then later in the afternoon I took him back to pick his car up. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 

 

I used Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets for my Fish. Having these reminds me of the Lunch Menu in High School every Friday! Anyway very easy to prepare. Removed the Fish from the plastic pouch. Heated the oven at 425 degrees. Placed the Frozen Fish Fillets in a single layer evenly on a baking sheet. Place the pan on the oven rack. Bake uncovered 21 minutes. I turned the Fish Fillets over halfway through baking.

 

 

 

 

 

These turned out perfect! Golden Brown and nice Flavor to them. I topped the Fish with a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese and served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun.

 

 

 

 

 


I also baked some Ore Ida Tater Tots as I was baking the Fish. Just baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets

Product Information
* Tempting meals are made easy with our ideally-sized portions, perfect short cuts for fish sandwiches!
* Wild Caught!
* Natural Source of Omega-3
* Whole Fillet!

Nutrition Facts
Serv. Size: 85g
Servings Per Container: 6
Calories: 190
Calories from Fat:
%DV
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Total Fat: 10g 15%
Cholesterol: 15mg 5%
Sodium: 360mg 15%
Carbohydrates: 18g 6%
Fiber: 3g 12%
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 6g
https://www.vandekamps.com/Products/Fish-for-Sandwiches-Tacos/Sandwich-Fillets.aspx

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 10, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this Friday morning off I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble – Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Love these, so easy to prepare and make a good Breakfast. Plus they are only 150 calories and 3 carbs per cup! I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I had Phantom Pains on and off all night. I wish these things would stop, so painful. Cloudy and 65 degrees out today. So after Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and stopped and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Not a lot going on this afternoon so I caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 

My friends came back from Florida and me a few Grouper Fillets from Florida’s Gulf Coast! I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had the fillet in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I rinsed the Grouper in cold water and dried it on a paper towel. To prepare the fillet I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillet was well coated. Shook off the excess off. 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.

 

 

 

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

May 6, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potato Shredded Hash Browns, a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A beautiful day out today, 79 degrees and sunny! I had to buy new batteries for my cart I keep in the shed. So today I installed the new batteries and it was job! Had to remove the seat to get to everything. Finally got them changed but it was tough. Took a ride around the neighborhood and enjoyed the beautiful weather. For Dinner tonight its a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.

 

 

 

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I had it in the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; Salmon Fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Next I placed the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 

 

 

Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

I also prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. An easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs with Fish perfect. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon
Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain and Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:Uncle Ben’s Long-Grain-Wild
* Good Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the Skillet
Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice, and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

May 4, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg White, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Passing showers and 63 degrees out today. A whole lot of flooding in the area, way too much rain! After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a couple of items and then to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Finished a couple of things around the house then I had to go to Walgreens to pick up a prescription for Mom. Caught up on some shows I had recorded the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its a Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a couple of Orange Roughy Fillet at Jungle Jim’s International Market a while back and had it in the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, Egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Hungarian Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need An Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I first Seasoned the Fillet with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Next I seasoned the Flour with the added Hungarian Paprika. Then rolled the Fillet in the Flour, next to the Egg Beater’s, and finally in the Panko Bread Crumbs.

 

 

 

I grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated the skillet on medium heat. With the skillet heated I added my Fillet. I fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on the Aunt Millie’s Bun. Orange Roughy has such a good taste to it, it’s a very mild Fish. Makes the perfect Fish Sandwich!

 

 

 

 

As my Orange Roughy was cooking I turned the oven up to 425 degrees and baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Roughy Fillet

 

Orange Roughy
The orange roughy, also known as the red roughy, slimehead and deep sea perch, is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family. The UK Marine Conservation Society has categorized orange roughy as “vulnerable to exploitation”. Wikipedia

Protein. Orange roughy and tilapia serve as a rich source of protein, although tilapia provides slightly more; tilapia has 45.5 grams per serving and orange roughy has 38.9 grams per serving. The protein in these varieties of fish is considered complete, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans

April 28, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in fish, hash browns, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast it was Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Cheddar/Jack Cheese. Just love this skillet meal! Partly cloudy and 60 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom, after eating Mom went on to Church. Did some cleaning outside around the shed then grabbed the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and drive way areas. Later on went and got my car washed and vacuumed the inside. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I had purchased some Rainbow Trout Fillet at Kroger and had it in the freezer. So I it out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it all I’ll need is; 1 Rainbow Trout Fillet, 1 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, and 1 Teaspoon chopped Parsley Flakes. To prepare it I preheated the broiler. Patted the fillets dry and lightly brush both sides with oil. Sprinkled both sides evenly with Cajun seasoning. Placed skin side down on broiler rack and broil 4-6 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until the Trout flakes easily when I tested it with a fork. You can add a Lemon Wedge with it if you like. Excellent recipe, you have the fresh taste of the Trout along with all the flavor from the Creole Seasoning!

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish! I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For Dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow trout
Amount Per 1 fillet (79 g)
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9 g 7%
Saturated fat 1.1 g 5%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 15%
Sodium 40 mg 1%
Potassium 298 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 16 g

 

 

Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning

There’s nothing quite like Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning. A blend of spices that could only come from New Orleans offers a deliciously different flavor than your standard salt and pepper. Shake it on pretty much anything from meats and seafood to soups, salads and eggs.

Ingredients

Salt, Dextrose, Spices (Including Red Pepper, Paprika), Garlic, Sugar, Onion, Disodium Inosinate And Guanylate (Flavor Enhancers), Extractives Of Paprika, And Natural Flavors.

http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/spices-and-seasonings/spices-and-extracts/creole-seasoning

Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

April 23, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 74 degrees, rain and thunderstorms moving in toward evening. Had the other half of the outside deck painted, looks great. Went to Meijer Lawn and Garden and picked up another bag of the dark Mulch. Ran a little short of Mulch for around the tree out front. Got the front and side yards looking good! Next is the back yard flower bed and replacing some skirting around the back of the shed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

 

 

Had not had Haddock in a while and it sounded good! I had purchased the Haddock from Kroger a couple of weeks ago and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. I had already rinsed the fillets off in cold water and cut the fillets in half before I froze them. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 

 

 

 

Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haddock

The haddock is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Haddock, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (150 g)
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
Sodium 391 mg 16%
Potassium 527 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 30 g 60%

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 17.00 %
Saturated Fat 6 30.00 %
Cholesterol 30mg 10.00 %
Sodium 560mg 23.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9.00 %
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

April 13, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in fish, oysters, potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared French Toast using Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. To top the Toast I used Log Cabin Sugarless Maple Syrup and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 67 degrees out today. I had 8 bags of Dark Mulch delivered today from the local Boy Scouts. We buy Mulch from them every year. We also purchased a new grill, finally! Our old one conked out early last year and we didn’t replace it, till now! Can’t wait, it will be here next Thursday. i paid extra to have it assembled and delivered, well worth every cent. It’s not a huge one but big enough for just 2 people. I’m ready to Grill! I had Fried Oysters just the other night but they were so good and I had another container left that needed fixed. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

 

I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

 

Next, heat the Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

 

 

I had a Baked Potato yesterday and it was so good I’m having one tonight. I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

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