Almandine Crusted Cod, Citrus Herb Marinated w/ Brown and Wild Rice

July 11, 2021 at 7:18 PM | Posted in fish, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Almandine Crusted Cod, Citrus Herb Marinated w/ Brown and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 78 degrees with rain on and off all day. Wow, these Phantom Pains just will not stop! It’s been going on for 2 days now. They aren’t quite as powerful as they were or frequent but they are still going! Just pray they stop soon. I spent the afternoon packing stuff away and moving it out of the extra room that we are putting new flooring down. I’ll be glad to get it done. For Dinner tonight I prepared an Almandine Crusted Cod, Citrus Herb Marinated w/ Brown and Wild Rice.

 

I tried a new product tonight Signature Almandine Crusted Cod, Citrus Herb Marinated (by Robert Irvine). I purchased it at Meijer along with a box of the Crab Cakes. Something new for Dinner. There’s 2 Cod Fillets per box. They come frozen and individually packaged. Each Fillet comes Almandine Crusted and  Citrus Herb Marinated.

 

To prepare it I Baked it.  I preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Removed the Glazed Fillet from it’s packaging. Next I lined a baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Placed Fillet on the foil lined baking sheet skin side down. Then baked it for 24 minutes. The Fillet came out perfect! Baked up great and the Almandine Crust and Seasoning was perfect. Good item to have in the freezer and for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation. Honoring our heroes. A portion of the proceeds support our military and their families.

 

For a side I prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Whole Grain Medley. It’s a Brown and Wild Rice with Herbs and Spices. It comes in a microwavable pouch. I just tore the top of the pouch to vent and microwaved it for 90 seconds. Done and Ready to serve! Always Delicious. I also had a Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Dinner Roll. We love these rolls, they are always so fresh! Plus they are only 35 calories and 1 carb per roll! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Almandine Crusted Cod, Citrus Herb Marinated
(Robert Irvine)

About this item
* Citrus Herb Marinated Almandine Crusted Cod
* Easy to prepare
* Four individually wrapped salmon
* Wild-caught North Atlantic Cod
* Product of USA

Details
0 g trans fat per serving. Farm raised. Restaurant quality. Individually wrapped. Signatrue by Robert Irvine. Great for the grill. Try more products at robertirvinefoods.com. A portion of the proceeds benefit. Robert Irvine Foundation. Honoring our heroes. A portion of the proceeds support our military and their families. The Robert Irvine Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that honors the men and women defending our country. first responders and the many other heroes in our lives. The Foundation’s mission is to support individuals and organizations committed to enriching the lives of our heroes and their families. To learn more about Robert’s commitment to our military please visit http://www.robertirvinefoundation.org. Handcrafted in the USA. Product of USA.

Directions
Cooking Directions: To Bake (preferred method: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove glazed fillet from packaging. 2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking oil. Place fillet on foil lined baking sheet skin side down. 3. Frozen: Bake approximately 22-24 minutes. Thawed: Bake approximately 14-16 minutes. Cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. To grill: 1. Preheat grill to 350-400 degrees F. Remove glazed fillet from packaging. 2. Spray aluminum foil with non-stick cooking oil and place foil on preheated grill. Place fillet skin side down on foil. Close lid. 3. Frozen: Grill approximately 15-17 minutes. Thawed: Grill approximately 10-12 minutes. Cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. To Thaw: Remove from pouch, cover, and refrigerate overnight. For quick thaw. Place pouch in cold water for 20-30 minutes. Cook immediately after thawing. Ovens vary; adjust times ad needed. Cook product to internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

July 8, 2021 at 7:01 PM | Posted in leftovers, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 88 degrees, very humid, with rain showers. I took a friend of mine out to Ross, Ohio to the Produce Markets. I bought some Peaches, Cantaloupe and Half Runner Green Beans. She picked up that and much more while out there. Back home I rested the rest of the afternoon. Allergies are killing me again. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni from last night’s Dinner. I left the post from last night for directions and recipe ingredients.

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

July 7, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 90 degrees with rain moving in later in the day. After Breakfast I got the cart and my yard tools out of the shed and got some yard work done. Took the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 


Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus

July 1, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Posted in salmon, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus

 

To start this morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 77 degrees with rain and thunderstorms. There’s flooding everywhere here in the area. We’ve had 5 inches since last night! Some places have over 5 inches. It started late afternoon yesterday and ended this evening. So not a lot going on today. I did pack a few more things here in the spare room, getting it ready for the new flooring. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus.

 

I purchased a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet from Meijer and had it in the freezer. I laid the Salmon in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare 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. Lined the Fillet in the pan and baked. I baked it for 10 minutes, and done. Excellent Salmon!

 

For a side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the Asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the Bacon, Garlic Salt, Salt, Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil and toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

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

Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

June 16, 2021 at 7:13 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I then headed to Meijer, I had to buy some more plastic tubs and boxes. I’ll need them for storage. I’m packing everything in boxes from the spare room and pantry. It’s easier to move everything and get it back in the room when the new flooring is in. Mostly sunny and 89 degrees out. I got the cart out of the shed along with leaf blower and rake and cleaned off deck and driveway. Then cleaned up around the flower beds. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

Had no clue on what to have for Dinner tonight. I did know I wanted a lighter Dinner and one easy to prepare. I explored the depths of the stand up freezer and found a bag of Frozen Kroger Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp, so it’s Shrimp tonight. Easy to prepare, I just preheated the oven to 450 degrees. Grabbed a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. When the oven was ready I baked the Shrimp for 12 minutes, turning them over after 6 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes and serve. These were fantastic, really nice size Shrimp and lightly breaded to give a nice crunch but not too much to make it mushy as some breading. Great product to have in the freezer. Served them with Heinz Seafood Cocktail Sauce and Louisiana Remoulade Sauce for dipping.

 

Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac & Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Nice size, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Couldn’t get much easier of a Meal to prepare. I have to fast starting at 11:00, I have to be at the Doctor’s at 8:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kroger Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
Nutrition Facts
Kroger – Crunchy Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
Servings: 1

Calories 210
Sodium 400 mg
Total Fat 12 g
Potassium 55 mg
Saturated 1 g
Total Carbs 19 g
Polyunsaturated 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 7 g
Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g
Protein 7 g
Cholesterol 40 mg

Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

May 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in fish, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast on this Sunday Morning. After my Tea I went to Kroger up the road from us. Wanted to get in and out before the crowd moved in. To Kroger’s credit they had everything fully stocked, which is unusual on a Holiday weekend. Back home got the cart and the yard tools out and did yard work. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

I purchased a couple of Red Snapper Fillets from Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. I laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. The Red Snapper Fillets were nice size and look beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Extra Light Olive Oil.

To prepare it I started by rinsing the Fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it in half. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out the Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Snapper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! The taste of the Red Snapper with the added Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning makes it one delicious Fish Dish!

 

To go with my Blackened Snapper I opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable package. I guess one of my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, although I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone, Stay Safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

Shrimp w/ Fettuccine and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

May 25, 2021 at 6:48 PM | Posted in pasta, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Fettuccine and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 91 degrees, humid and partly cloudy outside. Did some yard work early before the humidity got bad. Then at 1:00 I had to take Mom over for some new hearing aids. From there we stopped by the Cemetery and put flowers on my Brother’s Grave. Back home swept up outside and the deck. For Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp w/ Fettuccine and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Large Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

To prepare the Buitoni Fettuccine; I filled a large Sauce Pan with 4 quarts Water and a couple of shakes of Morton’s Light Salt. Turned it on high heat. When it was a full boil I added the Fettuccine. Reduced the heat for a gentle boil of the Pasta for 2 minutes, stirred frequently. Removed from the heat and drained the water. Seasoned the Pasta with Extra Light Olive Oil, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Morton’s Light Salt, and Dried Oregano.

 

 

 

To serve, in a bowl, I made a bed of the Fettuccine and topped it with the Shrimp. I love Shrimp and Pasta! The Fettuccine was tender and so delicious. Then with the added Shrimp it just made that much better! I topped it with some Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

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 with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buitoni Fettuccine Pasta

Flat ribbons of pasta made with extra fancy durum flour and eggs.

INGREDIENTS:
DURUM FLOUR (SEMOLINA, DURUM WHEAT FLOUR), EGGS, WATER, SALT.

Nutritional Information

Serving per container: 3
Serving Size: 83.00 g.

Calories 240
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2.00g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.00g 0 %
Cholesterol 45.00mg 14 %
Sodium 180.00g 7 %
Carbohydrate 45.00g 15 %
Dietary Fiber 3.00g
Dietary Fiber Daily Value 0.10g
Sugars 1.00g
Protein 9.00g
https://www.buitoni.com/pasta-products/249/fettuccine-pasta-9-oz

Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

May 13, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 70 degrees and sunny out today, it’s beautiful! After my Tea I headed off to Kroger with Mom, she needed for few items and wanted to go in. Then I took her to Meijer, she wanted some books to read and to their Garden Center. Finally, we stopped by Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Back home I got the cart out and the yard tools and did some yard work out in this beautiful weather. For Dinner tonight Red Beans and Rice w/ Cajun Shrimp and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Shrimp I used the Meijer Frozen Jumbo Shrimp and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. This had the makings of a delicious Meal from the start! I got the bag of Shrimp out of the freezer last night and let it thaw overnight.

 

To prepare it I’ll need; the box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Shrimp. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered. I got the Shrimp out of the fridge and seasoned them with Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

 

Simmered for 25 minutes, until the rice was tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Shrimp. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! Like the Sausage and Dirty Rice I had last week, this is one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Shrimp worked perfect with it. Plenty of great leftovers!

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

April 25, 2021 at 6:51 PM | Posted in pasta, Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 

I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Real Foggy out early this morning, cleared up by 10:00. 62 degrees and mostly sunny out today. After my Tea I headed out to check out a couple of the local Garden Centers. After that I stopped by Meijer to grab a couple of items and from there to the ATM Machine and finally stopped and got gas. Back home I got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni. Take Care and Stay Safe everyone!

 

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

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

April 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in fish, Potato Pancakes, Sea Salt, Sea to Table, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Gulf of Maine Redfish w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 44 degrees, cloudy and windy outside. Had a rain shower move through late in the day. I went to Meijer for Mom. She needed some Bananas, Vanilla Pudding and Vanilla Wafers. She’s going to a Lunch tomorrow and they have to bring a Food Dish and she’s making Banana Pudding for the Dessert Dish. Back home went and filled Mom’s car with gas and stopped by the ATM. Did a few light chores around the house. For Dinner its Fried Gulf of Maine Redfish w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

I love the website Sea to Table (https://www.sea2table.com/)! They have Seafood items that I can’t find around here. Tonight I’m having the Gulf of Maine Redfish. Gulf of Maine Redfish is  the deep water New England classic, also known as the Snapper of the Northeast. It has bright red skin and flaky meat that is slightly sweet.

 

 

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 perfectly, with a nice crust. The Fish is 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!

 

 

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 later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-r

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