Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 31, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Increase your Omega-3……..

Select oils that provide omega-3 fatty acids, such as canola or flax seed oil. Also add walnuts to cereal, salads or muffins. Try walnut oil in salad dressings, too.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 27, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Add the Canola Oil…..

To saute or fry with butter, margarine, or lard, add a small amount of canola oil to raise the smoke point. This will keep the solid fat from breaking down at a higher temperature.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 13, 2016 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Came across this hint and wanted to pass it along, never had heard of this one before.

 

 

To saute or fry with butter, margarine, or lard, add a small amount of canola oil to raise the smoke point. This will keep the solid fat from breaking down at higher temperatures.

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

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Another cloudy Spring Day here in good old West Chester! In the 60’s again, so not all bad. Well with the Spring come the Cardinals. Perhaps one of the goofiest birds I’ve ever seen. Every Spring we have to put towels over our side car mirrors. For some reason they perch on the mirrors and peck at the mirrors and the car door. Then on top of that we have to clean up their messes, I’m using the word “mess” instead of a couple other descriptive words. A neighbor of ours has the same problem, it’s always with the Cardinals and no other bird. Strange Birds indeed! For dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 
To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillets off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Pnko Crusted Cod Sandwich 002Pepper. Combined the flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder then press both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dip the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Place fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heat canola oil in a skillet and place the fillets in and saute 3 minutes each side, or until fillets are heated through and Panko Crust has browned. Served the fillet on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced calorie Whole Grain Bun.

 
To go with my Cod Sandwich I baked up some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Love Potatoes and love these fries! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Orange Roughy or Cod FilletsShake N Bake Coating Mix, Seasoned Panko
1c. Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. Egg Beater’s
1/2 c. Flour
1 Tbs. Canola Oil

Directions:

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

Number of Servings: 4

 

 
Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Ore Ida SimplySimple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.

 
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g

 
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

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Another cold but sunny day out. Made a Bob Evan’s Pork Sausage Pattie Sandwich for Breakfast this morning, first one I’ve had in quite a while. After Breakfast got a load of laundry started and then a couple of errands for Mom and back home. For dinner tonight Red Snapper! I prepared Fried Red Snapper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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Some good friends of mine just returned from Florida and brought me a few fillets of Red Snapper they caught while down there, it doesn’t get much better! I love Gulf Coast Fish, always such a fresh taste to them. To prepare them, I first rinsed the Snapper off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Then put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag and added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Fish Fri. Then shook the bag until the Fillet was well covered, removed from the bag shaking off the excess. I then pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet, that I had preheated, in Canola Oil. I fried it skin side down for 4 minutes and then flipped it over to the flesh side and fried it another 3 minutes. Golden brown and nothing but delicious! The fresh taste of the Snapper combined with the Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Fish Fri is a perfect pairing.

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri

 

 

The secret of authentic Southern Style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Peppercaptured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g

 

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 1, 2014 at 5:18 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, hash browns | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

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Went out this morning around 6:50 this morning to get the morning papers and it was a bit nippy out! The wind was howling, with snow flurries, and the wind chill made it feel like the mid 20’s. The high is only going up to around 40 but with the wind chill will having it feel like the 30’s. And Winter begins! Did some laundry and settled in for a day of College Football. For dinner tonight Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

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I love my Fish, all Fish, but my favorite eating Fish has to be Crappie, Lake Okeechobee Crappie! But my stock of the Crappie has now ran out. Very sad when the year’s supply is gone. So I laid my last 2 bags of the Crappie out of the freezer and in to the fridge overnight to thaw. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie. especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie. All out of Crappie until next year!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

 

To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish. I always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Green Beans go well with any meal as far as I’m concerned. Green Beans was my favorite Vegetable growing up even. One fantastic Crappie Meal tonight, but my last for a while. For dessert later a SO Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Mini Ice cream Sandwich, one of my new dessert favorites. Made with Coconut Milk and only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Mini Sandwich).

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
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-Fish-Fri.aspx

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 17, 2014 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Here’s a handy one I came across on the web…

 
To saute or fry with butter, margarine, or lard, add a small amount of canola oil to raise the smoke point. This will keep the solid fat from breaking down at higher temperatures.

Seasoned Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

September 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

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Beautiful Fall Like morning out again, 44 degrees and sunny. Warmed up to about 70, gorgeous outside! i had an early morning check-up at my new Oncologist, real nice guy and should work out great. My old Oncologist retired earlier this year. Came home did a little housework and got the cart out and enjoyed the beautiful day. For dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Haddock w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

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I had the fillet of Haddock in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Then sliced the fillet into smaller pieces. I then seasoned it 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 Canola Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The more I have Haddock the more I like it. It’s a meaty delicious and mild tasting fish.

 

 

 

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For a side dish I made some Potato Pancakes. I used 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). I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-FriZatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Pepper

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

 
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g

 

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

 

 

 

 
Manischewitz Potato Pancake MixMANISCHEWITZ Potato Pancake Mix

 

 

Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

 

 

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

 

 

Nutrition Facts

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

 

 

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

Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Asparagus, and Baked Potato

September 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in bison, Great Range Bison, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Asparagus, and Baked Potato

 

 

 

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It’s been overcast and a lot cooler out today, high of 71! Went to the store early and picked up a couple of things for dinner and ran an errand for Mom, back home. Got the cart out for a while this afternoon, hadn’t had it out in a while Dad came home yesterday from rehab and is very glad to be back home. He’s having a bit of trouble adjusting back home. At the rehab he was used of pressing a button and having a nurse do everything for him, it’s not going to happen here. He’s very capable to get up do things for himself, plus doing it for himself gets him up and moving, Rehab told us to make him do things and quit sitting around all the time. He’ll be fine though. For my dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Asparagus, and Baked Potato.

 

 

 

 
I used a Great Range Bison Sirloin. Great Range is a very good Bison Meat. It’s sold here locally at Kroger. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Black Peppercorn and pan fried it in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. Medium rare with a nice char on the outside and a little pink and moist and tender inside, love Bison or Buffalo!

 

 

 
For one side I prepared some Sauteed Mushrooms, seasoned with Roasted Cumin, Sea Salt, and Parsley. I also had a Baked Potato and Roasted Asparagus. Then I also had a Baked Potato along with some Kroger Private Selection Handpicked Asparagus Spears. Another microwave side, microwave on high for 5 minutes and they’re ready! Very good side, good to have at hand in the freezer. Comes in a steamable microwave bag, seasoned it with Sea Salt, Pepper, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parm Cheese. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Great Range BisonGreat Range Bison Sirloin

 

About Great Range Brand Bison
and Rocky Mountain Natural Meats

 

 

Great Range Brand Bison is produced and distributed by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats. Rocky Mountain Natural Meats started in 1986 as a small meat distributor devoted solely to bison. From the beginning, our focus was to provide high quality bison meat and great service to grocers, distributors and restaurants nationwide.
. An in-house grading system was developed to guarantee premium quality and consistency to the end-user – this became the Great Range Bison brand. Carcass characteristics such as fat color, fat cover, muscle color, ossification and weight are the major factors in determining if the product receives the Great Range Bison brand. By working closely with our producers and assisting them with ration formulation, our quality control begins at the source. Today, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats processes over 400 head of bison per week

Surf and Swamp w/ Baked Potato

August 22, 2014 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Alligator, potatoes, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Surf (Shrimp) and Swamp (Gator Nuggets) w/ Baked Potato

 

 

 

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No Phantom Pains overnight, and one good nights sleep! Started my day off with some of the Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, free samples Jennie – O sent me for the Switch Club. I had Turkey Bacon, Poached Egg, Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and a cup of Bigelow Green Decaf Tea. Went to see my Dad after Breakfast, he wasn’t feeling too good today. They’ll keep Dad in rehab for at least 3 weeks I’d say. For dinner tonight I prepared a Surf (Shrimp) and Swamp (Gator Nuggets) w/ Baked Potato dinner!

 

 

 

 
For the Surf part of my dinner I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had the bag in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I made Cajun Shrimp and to prepare it all I need is; 1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined), 2 teaspoons Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, and 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. Then to prepare it I coated shrimp with the Seasoning. Melted the Butter in large skillet on medium heat. Added my shrimp; cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. I love Shrimp and I love to prepare them this way! The Butter and Creole Seasoning pair together to give the Shrimp an incredible taste.

 

 

 

 

For the Swamp part of the meal I used Country Boy Gator – Alligator Tail Meat that I purchased online from Cajun Grocer. They have a great selection of anything Cajun you could want. I pan fried the Nuggets to Golden Brown, about a total of 8 minutes. Love the Gator Meat, as they say”It tastes like Chicken!”. It really does but it’s a tad sweeter than Chicken Meat. I served it with the absolutely best tasting Remoulade Sauce I have ever tasted, Louisiana Fish Fry Products Remoulade Dressing. Man oh man this stuff is incredible. It has that hint of Horseradish and just a tad of heat. Perfect for any Cajun Seafood or Fish Dish. I also had a Baked Potato to complete the meal along with an Ice-Cold Bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper. For dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alligator Nuggets – BREADED

Our farm raised alligator nuggets (a.k.a. alligator bites) are breaded or pre battered. Best prepared by deep-frying. Enjoy

 

Country Boy Gator – Alligator Tail Meat 5 lbs
by Riceland Crawfish

 

 

http://www.cajungrocer.com/alligator-nuggets-breaded-1998.html

 

 

 

 
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If you want the freshest authentic Cajun food available, you’re going to want to start from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Our fresh Cajun food products are shipped from Louisiana in a custom-printed cooler packed with dry ice to ensure freshness when they arrive at your door.
Whether it’s standard Cajun delights like gulf shrimp, fresh sausage, gumbos or stuffed breads, or more adventurous dishes like alligator, jambalaya, boudin, crawfish etouffee and live crawfish, you won’t be disappointed in the quality of our fresh food products. All of our fresh Cajun food products are shipped in dry ice for the freshest delivery possible.

 
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