Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

April 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Then I heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and a high of 49 degrees out. After Breakfast headed out to Mernard’s. They had a few things on sale this week we needed around and for outside the house. Waiting for it to dry out around here, getting behind on some outside work that needs to be done. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

Last time I was at Meijer I purchased 2 Rockfish Fillets. Ocean Rockfish tastes similar to Snapper. The Fillets cost less than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets washed them off in cold water, cut the fillets in half, and stored them in a hefty plastic bag and had them in the freezer. I laid 1 of the bags out in the fridge to thaw overnight. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. As the Pan is heating I added the Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I placed the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lowered the heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.

 


The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really likes them.

 

 

 

 


To go with the Rockfish I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I love Mac and Cheese with Fish. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

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Baked Battered Cod Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

April 3, 2018 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Battered Cod Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, lightly fried some of the leftover Baked Ham, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain, Thunderstorms, and a high of 70 degrees. Real Spring time weather! After Lunch we went over to spend some time with Dad. He seems to going down hill quickly now, talks out of his head a lot. Sure hate to him suffer and go through this. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Battered Cod Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

 

 

I used Trident PubHouse Battered Cod. I always buy a couple of boxes of this when I’m at Jungle Jim’s International Market and now Kroger carries them also. They have all different types and breading of Fish fillets. I like the Battered Cod because it’s a little lower in calories and carbs than the others. I baked the Cod at 425 degrees for 16 minutes, turning once. This is the best tasting frozen fish I’ve found, nice size Fillets with an excellent Beer Batter Breading! Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun.

 

 

To go with our Sandwiches I baked some of my favorite Fries – Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Trident PubHouse Battered Cod

PubHouse battered seafood combines the traditional appeal of English style fish ‘n chips with the convenience of individually frozen, ready to serve product. PubHouse fillets are hand cut natural fillets dipped in our exclusive beer flavored batter.

Thawing Instructions
Pubhouse products are designed to cook from frozen.pubhouse

Preparation and Cooking Instructions
Keep frozen until ready to use. Cook product to 160 degrees F internal temperature. Cooking times vary with equipment, adjust as needed.

Conventional oven – preheat to 425 degrees F. Place product on baking sheet and cook for 16 to 18 minutes or until product is crisp. Turn product halfway through bake time for best results.

Convection oven – preheat to 400 degrees F. Place product on baking sheet and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until product is crisp. Turn product halfway through bake time for best results.
Deep fryer – preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry for 3½ to 4½ minutes until product is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2.0 PIECE, (85 g) 3 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugar 1g
Protein 9g
http://www.tridentseafoods.com/retail/products.php?id=566

 

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fri

Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans……

March 24, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We ended up with around 3″ of snow which should melt tomorrow, 49 degrees for a high. I wanted to prepare Dad a good meal tonight. Hospice is putting him in a rehab unit for 5 days to give us a bit of a break as it’s a full time job taking care of him. And we do need the reset. Me and Mom are just beat! We’ll be looking for full time placement in the upcoming days and weeks. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Freshwater Shrimp and Seasoned Grouper w/ Artisan Seasoned Petite Potatoes, Cut Italian Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 


While at Kroger earlier I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 


Poured about 1/4 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper that my friends bring me from Florida. They just dropped off a big bag of Fish caught in the Florida Gulf! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I first rinsed it off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then cut the fillet into 3 pieces. Next 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 out the good ole 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. A perfect pairing for the Shrimp!

 

For one side I tried a new one, Private Selection Petite Potatoes Herbes De Provence in Artisan Seasoning Blend. I seen these at Kroger a couple of days ago, and being a Potato Lover I had to try them! They are similar to the Little Potato Co. Potatoes that I prepare. It comes in a microwavable tray. Just heat in microwave for 5 and 1/2 minutes. Next add a 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and then the Seasoning Packet. Stir and serve! They turned out piping hot and delicious, really like the Seasoning provided.

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. So to prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. Plus I love having Bread every meal and Crusty Bread with Pasta Dishes. For dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with 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

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

March 17, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish, tilapia, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this rainy Saturday morning I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried up some slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham, melted a slice of Sargento Swiss Cheese on to the Ham, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Really enjoyed this!

 

 

 

 

Had a passing thunder shower later this morning. Had a high of 44 degrees and mostly cloudy. Started a load of laundry after Breakfast. Later did some house cleaning, vacuum and dusted. Then spent the rest of the afternoon watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Tilapia at Costco and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning.

 

 

 

I added Extra Light Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the Smokey and Blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. The Tilapia is such a meaty Fish, I love it! Served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

 


To go with my Fish Sandwich I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

March 7, 2018 at 6:22 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It was one of those long sleepless nights again while dealing with Phantom Pains up until early this afternoon. It was a rough night as these were very painful. So after my Tea I did a couple of chores around the house and then it was back to bed to catch up on some much needed sleep. For Dinner tonight its a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

While at Costco yesterday I bought a package of fresh Canadian Walleye Fillets! There was 7 Fillets in the pasckage, I gave Mom a couple of them that she froze. I also picked up a package of 5 fresh Tilapia Fillets, and a package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Tenderloin Medallions. I love Costco!

 

 

 

 

Okay back to those Walleye Fillets. I’m preparing 2 Fillets. I purchased a package of the smaller Fillets. To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor! Costco has excellent Fish and Seafood selections!

 

 


So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). The whole family love’s these Potato Pancakes! They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers.

 

 

 


For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of slices of leftover Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

DirectionsMakes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)

http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

March 6, 2018 at 9:41 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 


For Breakfast this morning I fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, fried up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and a high of 56 degrees, not a bad day. I was out of a few things so I went to Kroger, Mom needed a couple of things also. We are starting therapy here at home for Dad. We’re trying one last time to help Dad get some strength back in he’s legs and arms. Not sure it will help but have to try. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillet off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a skillet and placed the fillets in and cooked 3 minutes each side. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I love making Fish Sandwiches with Cod and the Panko Bread Crumbs. Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish which makes for one excellent Fish Sandwich.

 

For my Fries I’m using my favorite, Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. It’s an easy prepared but hot and filling meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Cod Fillets
1c. Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 c. Egg Beater’s
1/2 c. Flour
1 Tbs. Light Olive Oil

Directions:

* Rinse fillets and pat dry the fillets and season with Sea Salt and Pepper.
* Combine flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder then press both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour.
* Dip floured fillets into Paprika Seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off.
* Place fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered.
* Meanwhile, heat canola oil in skillet and place the fillets in oil and saute 4 minutes each side, or until fillets are heated through and Panko Crust has browned.
Number of Servings: 4

 

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast

February 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast

 

 

 

For Breakfast this rainy morning I prepared some al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its raining again, big shocker! We have a high of 62 degrees and heavy rain at times. Not much to do so it was house cleaning today. Dusted and vacuumed then cleaned the refrigerator. For Dinner tonight I tried a fish I had never tried before, Rockfish. Tonight its Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast.

 

 

 

I was at Meijer yesterday to pick up a few items and going by the Seafood Department and noticed they had Rockfish Fillets in the display case. I had heard of Rockfish but never I had tried it, until now. Growing up there was a creek that ran across the street and we would go fishing and catch a Fish we called Rockfish. But this (Ocean) Rockfish is totally different. I was told it has a taste similar to Snapper, which I love. The Fillets cost lass than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets to try it out. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

To prepare it; I first washed and cleaned the Fillets in cold water. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Seasoned on both sides with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. When the Pan is hot, added the Extra Light Olive Oil. Place the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lower heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.

 

 

 

The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and will purchase more of it. Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really liked them.

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared a packet of Microwavable Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice. 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. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready.

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Bake House RiverRoad Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

February 17, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made my 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 cooked the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Fried Egg Sunnyside Up. And Breakfast is served! Had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to get Breakfast for Mom and Dad and I also stopped at Dunkin Donuts and picked up Donuts for them. Lot of rain the last day or so and a lot more on it’s way. The news says rain every day next week, and heavy at times. Come on Sunshine! Back home did a couple of loads of laundry and then after Lunch did some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back. So I grabbed a package out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes. I hadn’t had these in quite a while so I picked up a package while at Meijer. It comes in a microwave package, just heat for 6 minutes and serve, or you can bake it which is how I prepared it. Comes out with plenty of Potatoes with an excellent Cheese Sauce and seasoning. Easy way to have Scalloped Potatoes with no clean up! I also baked a loaf of River Road Bakehouse Multi Grain Bread. I’ve been buying this from Meijer the last few months and it’s our favorite Baked Bread. Mom’s a big Bread eater like me! For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 

BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE™ SCALLOPED POTATOES

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Our Bob Evans Oven Bake™ Scalloped Potatoes look like you made them from scratch in the oven–but you didn’t.

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Made with real cheddar cheese, they’re microwave ready in just minutes.

Directions
Keep refrigerated. Microwave (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Remove board overwrap and film. 2. Microwave on High power for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving. Conventional Oven (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Remove board overwrap and film. 3. Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly around edges. 4. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140 g
Servings per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.00 Calories from Fat 110.00
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.00g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.00g 40%
Trans Fat 0.00g 0%
Cholesterol 40.00mg 13%
Sodium 490.00mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19.00g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.00g 8%
Sugars 2.00g 0%
Protein 7.00g 0%

Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and………

January 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some more of the Turkey Spam. I lightly fried a couple of slices along with some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside a lot colder, 19 degrees this morning and 36 degrees for a high with snow flurries and a mix of snow and rain later in the day. I drove to the Dayton, Ohio Airport to pick a friend of mine that was flying in a couple of days to see his parents. His Mom is in the Hospital with the flu and his Dad isn’t much better. The Flu has really hit this are hard. My family has been real lucky so far, none of us has had it. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Yellow Lake Perch w/ Diced New Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

I purchased the Yellow Lake Perch from Meijer. I rinsed the Fillets in cold water then patted them dry and put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and on into the freezer. Last night I laid the bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. I love using Lake Perch, fries up a beautiful golden brown and like most fresh water fish has a fantastic taste.

 

 

 

 

I then seasoned them with Sea Salt and rolled the fillets in my favorite Breading Mix, Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. Pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, 3 minutes per side. They came out with a golden brown crust and delicious! My Mom has always said that I get my love of Fish from my Great Grandfather. Mom said they always knew he was coming to visit because my Grandmother would always fry up a big batch of Fish and a cast iron skillet of Cornbread, and doesn’t get any better than that!

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I boiled them until heated and seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Parsley Flakes. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Finally I baked a loaf of River Road BakeHouse Artisan Multigrain Bread. It’s a new Multigrain Loaf Bread that I’ve had a couple of times now and really like having. I purchase it at Meijer. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

River Road Bakehouse Multigrain Oval Bread
Bring the goodness of grains to your table! Rustic, wholesome and full of flavor, our Multigrain Oval helps make smart meal choices easy.

WARM AT HOME
* Bread icon Remove from packaging
* Oven icon Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Timer icon Warm for 5 min.

NUTRITION FACTS
SERVING SIZE ABOUT 1″ SLICE (56 g)

AMOUNT % DAILY VALUE
CALORIES 160
FAT 3.5 g 5%
SATURATED 0.0 g 0%
TRANS 0.0 g
CHOLESTEROL 0 mg
SODIUM 310 mg 13%
CARBOHYDRATE 28 g 9%
DIETARY FIBER 2 g 8%
https://www.riverroadbakehouse.com/our-bread-en-us/

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread

January 26, 2018 at 5:47 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a couple of Eggo Whole Grain Eggo’s and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not bad at all this morning at 33 degrees. For the day we had a high of 58 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I went to Meijer and stopped and had the Car Washed. Back at home got a few things done in and around the house taken care of. For Dinner tonight, what i was planning to have last night. I prepared a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Red Potatoes/Asparagus and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Red Potato and Cut Asparagus Skillet. I’ll need A bag of Petite Red Potatoes, a small bunch of Asparagus, Ground Garlic Salt, Dried Parsley, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Preheated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I quartered the Red Potatoes, putting them in a large bowl. Seasoned them with the Garlic salt, Dried Parsley, Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them with the Seasoning until the Potatoes were Seasoned on all sides. I then added them to the preheated Cast Iron Skillet.

 

 

 

As the Potatoes were cooking I got the Asparagus ready. I kept the Asparagus bundled up and washed them off in cold water. Shook them dry and trimmed them. i cut the Spears into 3 pieces. Then lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then added them to the Skillet of Red Potatoes. Stirred until mixed with the Potatoes and continued cooking until done.

 

 

 

 

The Red Potato and Asparagus Skillet came out delicious. Good Seasoning and the two worked great with each other. I also baked a loaf of Multi Grain Bread. I tried a new kind that I picked up at the Meijer Bakery. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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