Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

August 29, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 95 degrees and mostly sunny , had a passing shower in late afternoon. I had to be at Kroger between 10 – 11 to pick up a grocery order. I’m going to start grocery pick up again. Our area has the biggest increase for the virus in the County. I sure hope and pray this passes soon. I’m still not sure what to believe about it, real or political. Anyway did a little yard work and got the cart out of the shed and cleaned it up. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

I’m having Fish again, Walleye tonight. I bought the Walleye from Meijer. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. Next I cut the Fillet in half. Then to prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

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

“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie

August 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie. The always delicious Brie along with Crêpes, Steamed Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms, and more make up these Diabetic Friendly Crêpes. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie
Wedges of Brie cheese are tucked around tender, folded crêpes and topped with steamed asparagus and a garlicky wild mushroom and tarragon sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 (8-inch) crêpes (see recipe for Basic Crêpes)
2 (8-ounce) wheels Wisconsin Brie cheese, sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
1 pound fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons butter – divided use
1 pound sliced wild mushrooms: mixture of crimini, shiitake and portobello
1 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh garlic
1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon

Cooking Directions:
1 – Fold Crêpes into quarters. Tuck wedges of Brie between folds. Place on cookie sheet; bake at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
2 – Meanwhile, steam asparagus.
3 – In skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Sauté until mushrooms are browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add vegetable broth, pepper and salt. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes to develop flavors. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, parsley and tarragon.
4 – To serve, place 2 crêpes on individual plates. Arrange asparagus spears on plate; spoon mushroom mixture over crêpes.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/crepes_with_wild_mushrooms_asparagus_and_brie_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying and storing Asparagus………………………

When buying asparagus, look for bundles with firm spears whose tips are closed and green. Avoid dry, brownish looking spears. Make sure to store your asparagus properly to keep it fresh. The best way is to treat the spears like flowers. Trim the stems and wrap a moist paper towel around the ends or, even better, stand them upright in a couple of inches of cold water. For both ways, be sure to store the asparagus in the refrigerator.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Vegetable Orzo

July 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for Vegetable Orzo. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe; Garlic, Onion, Less Sodium Fat Free Chicken Broth, Carrots, Orzo, Asparagus, Zucchini, Shredded Asiago Cheese and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetable Orzo
Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 20 minutes.
Standing time: 2 minutes

Cooking spray
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups canned 33% less sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup orzo
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 cup 1-inch pieces diagonally sliced fresh asparagus
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
2 tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese

Directions
Yield: 1 3/4 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Coat a saucepan with cooking spray. Add corn oil and warm over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broth, carrot, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Mix in orzo. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer about 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender. Stir in basil and asparagus then cook 1–2 minutes more, or until liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat and mix in zucchini. Cover and let stand 2 minutes. Toss gently and sprinkle with Asiago.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 115 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetable-orzo/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day! THURSDAY

July 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Asparagus…………………………………

Stalks should be plump and firm, and tips should be tightly closed. Colors can be green, purple, or white, depending on the variety. Make sure the color is not faded. A good grocer will chill asparagus or store it standing upright in cold, fresh water.

And did you know: Asparagus is low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Barley Risotto

July 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Barley Risotto. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Shallot, Pearled Barley, Vegetable Broth, Dry White Wine, Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Salt and Pepper. There you have it! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Barley Risotto
Swapping out the rice makes this recipe less expensive — and more flavorful!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes.

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large shallot, chopped
3/4 cup pearled barley
1 3/4 cup vegetable stock or no salt added chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough ends and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat canola oil in a pressure cooker. Add shallot and barley and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add stock and wine, secure lid on cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook for 15–20 minutes at high pressure. While barley is cooking, steam asparagus until tender-crisp. Cut bell pepper into thin, short strips. When barley cooking time is up, remove pressure cooker from stove and quick-release pressure. If risotto is a little soupy, cook uncovered for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced. Fold in asparagus, bell pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 417 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/barley-risotto/

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Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

July 4, 2020 at 11:54 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus  (Late Dinner Post)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 95 degrees and mostly sunny , had a passing shower in late afternoon. I had to be at Kroger between 10 – 11 to pick up a grocery order. I’m going to start grocery pick up again. Our area has the biggest increase for the virus in the County. I sure hope and pray this passes soon. I’m still not sure what to believe about it, real or political. Anyway did a little yard work and got the cart out of the shed and cleaned it up. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

Meijer and Jungle Jim’s always have the best Seafood and Fish selections, this Walleye is from Meijer. To prepare the Walleye I first rinsed the fillets in cold water and patted them dry with paper towel. Then to prepare it I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

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

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

June 4, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, pork tenderloin | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. , 89 degrees, humid outside, and passing showers out today. Cincinnati Bell came today and replaced and buried our new lines for the phone and cable TV. Heavy rain came in just after Noon so that stopped my yard work for the day. Anyway for Dinner tonight its a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes.

I finally found a Pork Tenderloin at Kroger! They’ve been hard to come by the last couple of months, no local grocery stores have had any. So I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger the other day, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

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 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!

For another side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pesto Pasta with Scallops

May 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Pesto Pasta with Scallops. This one is made using Whole Wheat Rotini, Olive Oil, Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Pepper, Large Sea Scallops, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Salt, Pesto, Fat Free Sour Cream, Red Pepper Flakes, and Basil. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pesto Pasta with Scallops
One bite of this high-fiber pasta salad will transport you straight to the Mediterranean coast!

Ingredients
8 ounces whole wheat rotini or other curly whole wheat pasta
5 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
12 ounces asparagus (about 20 asparagus), cut into 2-inch-pieces
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
12 ounces large sea scallops
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons prepared pesto
3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh basil for garnish

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: about 1 to 1 1/4 cups

1 – Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Set aside and keep warm.

2 – Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook asparagus 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss in tomatoes and turn heat to low. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cover and continue cooking about 5 additional minutes. (Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.) Add asparagus and tomatoes to pasta and keep warm.

3 – Toss scallops with 1 teaspoon oil, lemon juice, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in large bowl. (Do not marinate.)

4 – In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops and sprinkle with salt. Cook about 3 minutes per side until scallops are opaque.

5 – Combine pesto and sour cream in small bowl; add to vegetable and pasta mixture, mix well. Add red pepper flakes, if desired. Arrange scallops on top and garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 314 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 383 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/pesto-pasta-with-scallops/

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Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

May 12, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Posted in fish | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

I was ready for a big Breakfast this morning, I was starved! So for Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Sunny Side Up, Glier’s Turkey Goetta, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was delicious! I love Turkey Goetta! What a beautiful day out today! Sunny and 61 degrees out, cool morning though we started off at 34 degrees. I got the mask and gloves out and headed to Meijer. Not too many people but almost everyone had a mask on. They had very little Pork Products, some Chicken, all Beef Products, and limited Seafood and Fish. They did find me a couple of beautiful Walleye Fillets and Rainbow Trout though! I kept one Walleye Fillet out for Dinner tonight and froze everything else. Then later cleaned up the grill and went and bought an extra tank of gas for it. The got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work, what a great day to be out doing something! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

Meijer and Jungle Jim’s always have the best Seafood and Fish selections. To prepare the Walleye I first rinsed the fillets in cold water and patted them dry with paper towel. Then to prepare it I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts

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

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