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

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Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

December 23, 2017 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, leftovers, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a Couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It went from 51 degrees yesterday morning to 27 degrees with a mix of rain and snow flurries. Had a high of 40 degrees with rain showers during the day. It looks as though the cold weather is moving in for a while. Highs in the 20’s and 30’s with lows in the teens and single digits. We had a nice run of weather in December though. Still sore and stiff from the tumble I took the morning before. Not a lot going on today, just took it easy. For my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

I never let these leftovers go to waste, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo leftovers! So for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also reheated a couple of slices of French Bread that was leftover from last night. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

December 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

It was a rough morning. I don’t know if I tried walking in my sleep or just half a sleep but I fell early this morning getting out of bed. Not really sure what happened, one minute I was in bed and the next in the floor with my walker on top of me. I busted my knee open,had a cut on my arm, a sore neck, and a knot on my head. It could have been a lot worse if I had broken a hip or leg. And having but one leg, either would be bad news. That’s about the 4 the time that’s happened. I’m going to have to come up with a solution before I do break something. For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not real hungry. Rested most of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personnel favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

 

 

 

Shrimp – They provide key nutrients. Aside from protein, shrimp provide a pretty impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces steamed contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.Butterbal Smoked Turkey Sausage
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.Grilling:Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage
Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

November 8, 2017 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

 

 

To start this 8th day of November off I prepared a Scrambled Egg and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 30 degrees this morning. Had a high of 50 degrees and partly cloudy out. Spent most of the day house cleaning today. Later in the afternoon I went to Bank for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips.

 

 

I purchased the Tilapia while Jungle Jim’s International Market the other day. I had already rinsed it in cold water and had it in plastic bag the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge and let it thaw overnight. To prepare it I’ll need; the Tilapia, McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. To start I heated Extra Light Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet was ready I cooked the Tilapia in the hot Oil until Golden Brown, about 4 minutes per side. I had not had Tilapia in a while and it tasted great! Moist with excellent seasoning. Love hitting the Seafood Dept. at Jungle Jim’s. They have about anything, they even have tanks of live Tilapia and Trout!

 

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Homestyle Sliced Potatoes , first time having these. Again Jungle Jim’s is the only place around here that I seen carries this product from Simply Potatoes. To prepare them; Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. Add potatoes. Cover with lid. Cook 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes. According to the package instructions – During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Wow what an easy way to have Fried Sliced potatoes! These came out so good and were so easy to prepare! You can use these for several different Potato Recipes including Scalloped Potatoes. I’ll have to buy more of these!

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Asparagus Cuts and Tips. Partially drained some of the can’s liquid. Then added the contents to a small sauce pan and cooked on medium high to a boil and then reduced the heat to simmer. Cooked about 7 minutes. Really enjoyed Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueZatarain’s Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

 

Simply Potatoes Homestyle Slices

Description
New look, same great taste. We’ve added the logo of our sister company, Crystal Farms, to our package because we share one main goal: to provide outstanding quality at a great value. We’re committed to bringing you the very best from our table to yours.

Try all our delicious varieties: shredded has browns. Southwest style hash browns. Diced potatoes with onion. Homestyle slices. Red potato wedges. Rosemary & garlic red potato wedges. Traditional mashed potatoes. Country style mashed potatoes. Garlic mashed potatoes. Sour cream & chive mashed potatoes. Mashed sweet potatoes.

Why Buy?
Made from Fresh Potatoes
Instruction
1 – After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.
2 – Cook before serving. Keep refrigerated. For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze. Keep refrigerated.
3 – Simple Steps to Delicious Potatoes HEAT 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. ADD potatoes. Cover with lid. COOK 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes.Note: During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

November 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Scrambled 1 Egg, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I still struggled a bit with the Phantom Pains but nothing like the night before. I’ll sure be glad when these stop! Had a lot of rain overnight but the bad weather went around us. Some places had tornado touchdowns. Cooler out today, high of 54 degrees and partly cloudy. After Breakfast me and Mom went to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I love going to this store, anything and more you want they have it! Back home not a lot going on. I’m still resting up from the Phantom Pains, it really took it out of me this time. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

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

 


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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

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

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

Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn

November 3, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was cloudy to start the day and a high of 64 degrees, sun finally came out later in the day. After Breakfast I headed out to the stores, needed quite a few things and also picked up some things for Mom. On my way to Meijer I stopped by Walmart and picked up some boxes of Bigelow Decaf Tea and a couple of other items. Then on to Meijer to do my shopping and then to Kroger for Mom. stopped and got gas and went to Wendy’s and picked up a Tossed Salad and Baked Potato for Lunch. Did a load of laundry after Lunch and then got out the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer earlier today. 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 Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. First time trying the Zatarain’s Crispy Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix. 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. The Zatarain’s Crispy Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix worked great on the Catfish. The Mix had nice Cajun Heat to it but nothing over powering.

 

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).

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Fire Roasted Corn Blend. Just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated it on medium heat, stirring often until heated through. First time trying this also. The Corn was mixed with Onion, Garlic, and Sea Salt. I’ll have to pick up a couple of cans of this, excellent Corn. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® FISH FRI® CRISPY CAJUN


Cure those cravings for crispy, golden seafood with the ultimate New Orleans Secret – Zatarain’s Fish-Fri. One bite of this Crispy Cajun variety and you’ll be beggin’ for seconds. The crunchy combo of cornmeal, corn flour and spices like garlic, red pepper and paprika makes for a spicy, irresistible coating on shrimp and fish.
• All-purpose seafood breading with a spicy kick for shrimp and fish
• Versatile enough for deep frying, pan frying or baking
• Made with cornmeal, corn flour, lemon juice and a blend of garlic, red pepper and paprika
• No MSG
• An easy solution for crispy, flavorful seafood
FULL INGREDIENTS
ENRICHED YELLOW CORN MEAL (CORN MEAL, FERROUS SULFATE, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONIRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER, PAPRIKA), GARLIC, YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR, LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE & SUGAR.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/crispy-cajun-fish-fri

 

 

Del Monte Whole Kernel Fire-Roasted Corn Blend
Whole Kernel Fire-Roasted Corn Blend Perfectly Seasoned Our perfectly prepared Golden Super Sweet Corn is combined with smoky fire-roasted corn and seasoned with onion, garlic and a dash of sea salt for a simply delicious side dish.
Great served with ribs, BBQ chicken, skillet pork chops and pan-fried ham steaks. Non GMO-Corn and other ingredients used in this product are not genetically modified or bioengineered
* Product Features
* With natural sea salt
* Seasoned vegetables
* Picked fresh
* No preservatives
* Kosher
http://www.delmonte.com/products/vegetables/corn/fire-roasted-whole-kernel-corn-blend

Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 31, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in gumbo, leftovers, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerio’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Outside mostly cloudy but not a bad day out,81 degrees and a tad humid. After Lunch headed over to the afternoon with Dad. He’s been doing good, hope to have him home soon! And for my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Far be it from me to waste leftovers, especially leftovers as god as the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo leftovers! So for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also reheated a couple of slices of French Bread that was leftover from last night. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

What’s not to like with one of my favorite meals; Gumbo, Shrimp, and Smoked Turkey Sausage! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting

Usage Tips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

To start this day I Poached an Egg and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, about 82 degrees and humid. We had some action in the neighborhood, 6 houses up from where we live. The house was being repossessed and the resident wasn’t giving the house up. Plus he had a huge gun collection so they had to call the SWAT Team in. They finally had to break the door down and get him out. I’ll give our Police credit, they tried to talk him out for 4 hours before going in, and they never arrested him. Our neighborhood went back to peace and quiet today. After Lunch went over to see Dad for the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personnel favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

One of my favorites tonight, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting

Usage Tips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

August 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Eggo Waffle’s and topped them with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to grab the morning papers this morning and its 55 degrees. Another beautiful day out again, 81 degrees and sunny! Today is the neighborhood’s annual community yard sale, as always it draws a lot of people. So I got the cart out and went around the neighborhood to look at all junk people were trying to unload! Later in the afternoon I went to see Dad. We hope he gets to come home soon! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

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

 

To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

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

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

Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

May 31, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, Green Giant, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had another of the al fresco Apple Maple Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patties. I love this Sausage, so good! I found more of these at Meijer the other day and picked a few of the packages up. I love making these and making them into a Breakfast Sandwich, the patties are the perfect size for English Muffins. I fried the patty for 8 minutes and as that was cooking I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with my Breakfast Sandwich I had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Passing showers this morning and then mostly sunny and 75 degrees. I got my cart out of the shed and cleaned it today, a much needed cleaning!Then repotted a couple of plants for Mom. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 
I had purchased 2 Haddock fillets from Kroger a while back. I had rinsed both fillets and cut into smaller pieces. I ended up with 3 bags, I had one the day I purchased them and having the last bag tonight. So I grabbed one of the plastic bag and laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 
Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area. Still only 1 store around here locally that sells them, so thank you Jungle Jim’s!

 

 

 

I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! It’s frozen Mini Ears of sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:

1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.

2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.

4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese

5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

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