Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

January 15, 2021 at 6:53 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

 

 

To start this rainy morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The day started off with rain but had cleared up by noon, still windy and a high of 43 degrees. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread.

 

I bought the Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’m using Medium Size Red Potatoes. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Then slice each Potato into thin slices and slit each slice at least 4 times. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. What a meal Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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%

Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese

January 11, 2021 at 7:18 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a high of 38 degrees and cloudy out today. Not a thing to do today which is a good thing, I had the Phantom Pains all night again. They started last night around 11:00 and didn’t ease up until almost noon today! So as usual when these last this long, it’s a day of rest. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I had a small package of Salmon Bites or Pieces in the freezer that I had purchased from Meijer. It was a small package of just odd and end pieces of Salmon they had leftover and they packaged them up. I laid the package of Salmon in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Salmon I’ll need; the Salmon Pieces, Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

 

To prepare it; I first preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. I seasoned the Salmon Fillet with 1/2 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil, Grinder Sea Salt and Creole Seasoning. I put the Fillet in the pan; skin side down. Baked it for 13 minutes; until done and fork flaky. The Salmon came out perfect! Done just right with excellent seasoning.

 

To go with my Salmon I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come 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! For Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 


Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

January 3, 2021 at 6:42 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a high of 39 degrees, windy, and cloudy out today. After the first of the year I do a Freezer’s Purge. We have 2 freezers so this is going to take a while. Amazing the things you can find that’ve been buried and pushed to back of the freezers. Wiped down the freezers and the fridge. I replaced 2 of the shelves in the fridge. I have insurance on the fridge so I just report what I need and they send it. What a job! For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at and had them in the freezer. Laid the bag of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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.

 

To go with the Catfish, 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. For Dessert/Snack later a small bowl of Reduced Fat Cheez It Whole Grain and a Diet Peach Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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%

 

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
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Fried Gulf of Maine Redfish w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

December 28, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in fish, Sea to Table, seafood | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Gulf of Maine Redfish w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. If you haven’t tried any of the Smucker’s Sugar Free Jams you need to give them a try. Fantastic taste, no difference in flavor than the ones with sugar. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 37 degrees and mostly cloudy outdoors today. Gave Mom a hand in taking down the Christmas Decorations and storing them. Later in the afternoon I took some late Christmas Gifts to a couple of friends and my cousins. Tonight for Dinner its Fried Gulf of Maine Redfish w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

Being a Fish and Seafood Lover like I am, I’m sure glad I came across the Sea to Table website a while back. They have some fantastic selections of Fish and Seafood, be sure to check them out (https://www.sea2table.com/) Tonight I’m having the Gulf of Maine Redfish. Gulf of Maine Redfish is – This deep water New England classic — also known as the Snapper of the Northeast — has bright red skin and flaky meat that is slightly sweet. I haven’t had this in a while and they had it on sale so I purchased some along with some Dover Sole.

 

The Redfish came frozen, 4 – 3 oz. Fillets. I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare my Redfish I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I first seasoned them with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Bread Crumbs and let sit for 5 minutes. Next I got a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating up I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. With the skillet heated I added the 2 fillets. As they started cooking I drizzled a bit of Lemon Juice across both fillets along with Dried Parsley. I cooked them for 3 minutes then flipped them over and continued cooking them for another 3 minutes, until both sides were a beautiful golden brown.

 

The Redfish fried up perfect, with a nice crust. The Fish was as described; flaky with and light sweet taste to it. It fried up like Ocean Perch, it curled as you cooked it. The Fish is a real meaty fish, which I love. Excellent Fish, look forward to having the Dover Sole soon!

 

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 loves these Potato Pancakes! I served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers, perfect for Breakfast.

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I just love Green Beans, all Beans! For Dessert/Snack later a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea to Table – Gulf of Maine Redfish
Hand filleted, boneless, flash frozen

Why We Love It: Restaurants and home cooks all over New England embrace Gulf of Maine Redfish for its mild, slightly sweet taste and flaky meat. This fish makes a great alternative to other white-meat fish like Snapper, and is perfect for a long list of recipes. Each fillet is hand-cut and boneless, and retains its tender, bright red skin that helps lock in moisture no matter how you cook it.

Cooking Tip: Cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces and combine with veggies, tomatoes and broth for a delicious bouillabaisse.
Where It’s From: Redfish made a triumphant return from being overfished in the Atlantic Ocean, and now thrive in the deep waters off the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Our Guarantee: We care about the fish you eat and work closely with our supply partners to provide you with the very best. If you are not 100% satisfied, we will replace or refund any item within 30 days.

(4 x 3 oz servings)
https://www.sea2table.com/product/gulf-maine-redfish/

Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

December 21, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I had to have Mom at her Family Doctor for a check up. Doctor said she looked great. She’s 92 and gets around better than a lot of people in their 60’s or 70’s! So lucky to have her this long, very thankful. Back home just did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread.

 

 

I just love the combo of Salmon and Rice! I had purchased a a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet from Meijer and had it in the freezer. I sat the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need the Salmon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, Dried Chive, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

To prepare it; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I then got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I washed the Fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I put a light coat of the Extra Light Olive Oil on the Fillet and then seasoned. Laid the Fillet in the pan and baked. I baked it for 10 minutes, and done. Excellent Salmon!

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess one my favorites from 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. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with the Salmon.

 

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Raspberry Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – 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.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

Kitchen Closed, Long John Silver’s tonight!

December 19, 2020 at 11:56 PM | Posted in fish, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Long John Silver’s – Battered Cod and Shrimp

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Cloudy and a high of 42 degrees out. My Sinuses have been bothering me for a couple of weeks now. And with everything going on my Family Doctor is open on Saturday’s and I was able to get in to see him. It was what I thought it was, I have a Sinus Infection. So he wrote me a Prescription and told me to just rest. Which is all I have been doing anyway! Picked the Prescription up at Walgreen and started taking it right away. So not feeling up to par, the Kitchen is shutdown, and maybe all weekend! Mom wanted Long John Silver’s tonight!

 

 

Mom wanted Long John Silver’s tonight so that’s what we are having. We each had a 2 Piece Battered Cod and a side of 3 Shrimp. Mom also had a side of Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Chex Snack Mix (Mom made) with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. Stay safe and take care all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Macaroni and Cheese

December 13, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Rainbow Trout, RESER'S MAIN STREET BISTRO, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Macaroni and Cheese

 

To start this Sunday Morning off I made Biscuits and Gravy with Turkey Sausage. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits, Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A Delicious Sunday Morning Breakfast! A high of 44 degrees and cloudy outside today. Did a load of laundry and then cleaned the house, dusted and ran the vacuum. For Dinner tonight Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Baked Macaroni and Cheese.

 

I had the Rainbow Trout Fillet, that I had purchased from Meijer, in the freezer. So I laid a package of 1 fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it all I’ll need is; Rainbow Trout Fillet, 1 teaspoon 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!

 

For the Mac and Cheese I used Reser’s Main Street Bistro Signature Macaroni and Cheese. We have used several of their sides now and having the Mac and Cheese tonight.

 

 

I’ll be baking it, you can also microwave it. I prefer baking items in the oven. First preheat the oven to 350°F. Next I removed the tray from the package and removed the film. I placed the container on baking tray and heated it in the oven for 22 minutes. Nice and bubbly around the edges. Let it cool a bit and it’s ready! The Mac and Cheese is delicious! Fantastic Elbow Macaroni with plenty of Cheese, seasoned just right! I also had a slice of the baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread I baked the day before. For a Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Rainbow Trout is delicious and also a healthy meal choice. Rainbow trout is packed with protein and essential Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as potassium – all of which can help to manage high blood pressure, improve muscle strength and boost metabolism.

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%

 

 

Reser’s Main Street Bistro – Baked Macaroni and Cheese
A rich and savory baked macaroni and cheese casserole topped with golden-brown cheddar cheese.

* Fully Baked
* No Artificial Colors or Flavors
* Microwave/Oven Safe Tray
* Ready in 5 Minutes

Nutrition
Serving Size 1 cup (220g)
Servings Per Container about 2.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
https://mainstbistro.com/product/baked-macaroni-cheese/

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

December 7, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

 

 

To start this Morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 38 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After my Tea me and Mom went to Jungle Jim’s International Market. Love going there, they have everything! The best Deli and Cheese Shop anywhere. And the Produce, Meat, and Seafood Departments you can find anywhere! It’s one amazing store. Back home I went and had my car washed and got gas. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread.

 

I bought the Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. What a meal Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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%

Kitchen Closed, Long John Silver’s tonight!

November 23, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Posted in fish, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Captain D’s – Battered Cod and Shrimp

 

I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea also. 39 degrees and a cold wind blowing this morning. Mostly cloudy and 44 degrees for the day, it felt a lot cooler with the wind we had. Cleaned the kitchen today. I started with the microwave and then cleaned all the kitchen counters and wiped them down with Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. Then cleaned the fridge and freezers. The Kitchen is closed today. Mom wanted Long John Silver’s tonight!

 

Mom wanted Long John Silver’s tonight so that’s what we are having. We each had a 2 Piece Battered Cod and a side of 3 Shrimp. Mom also had a side of Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies. Kitchen reopens tomorrow, stay safe and take care all!

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

November 16, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Kroger Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I heated up the Ham and put it over top the Hash Browns. One of my favorite Breakfast Dishes. Sunny and 53 degrees, very windy out. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Got the cart out of the shed after Lunch. We had some very strong winds yesterday and had leaves, tree branches, and blown trash all the yard. Everyone’s yard was a mess. So clean up took most of the afternoon. 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 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels 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.

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – 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.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

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