Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Scalloped Potatoes….

December 16, 2011 at 5:51 PM | Posted in baking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Sweet Corn, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread.


Baked Catfish tonight. I used Kroger brand Catfish Tenders. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes and they come out perfect every time! I made a Remoulade Dipping Sauce for them also. This Sauce is fantastic and goes well with almost all Fish. I’ll leave the recipe at the end of the post for the Sauce.

For sides we had Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes, Del Monte Sweet Corn, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. The Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes are the easy and quick way for some Scalloped Potatoes. A breeze to make just mix the ingredients and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes and you have some delicious Scalloped Potatoes. Plus their only 160 calories and 20 carbs. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients

1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Salt
tsp Curry Powder, or to taste
1 Tbsp Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Dry Mustard

*Add all ingredients to jar or container
*Mix until well blended
*Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Potato Pancakes and…

October 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, leftovers, low calorie, low carb, potatoes, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Potato Pancakes and Creamy Parmesan Risotto


Mom and Dad wanted Fish tonight so that’s what I had to make. I used a Kroger brand Catfish Tenders. Baked at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, they come out perfect! I made a Remoulade Dipping Sauce for them also. This Sauce is fantastic and goes well with almost all Fish. I’ll leave the recipe at the end of the post for the Sauce.
As sides I made one my Mom’s favorites Potato Pancakes. I use Manischewitz Potato Pancke Mix. Not only are these delicious but their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving, 3 pancakes! I also had Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto it takes about 25 – 30 minutes to whip this up. Really a quick and very good tasting Risotto. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients

1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
2 Tblsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1tsp Curry Powder, or to taste
1 Tbsp Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Dry Mustard

*Add all ingredientsto jar or container
*Mix until well blended
*Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

Bobotie – South Africa

September 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM | Posted in baking, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Bobotie (pronounced /bɒˈboʊti/) is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. The recipe is likely to have originated from the Dutch East India Company colonies in Batavia, with the name derived from the Indonesian Bobotok. Afterwards, it was taken to South Africa and adopted by the Cape Malay community. It is also made with curry powder leaving it with a slight “tang”. It is often served with Sambal.

It is a dish of some antiquity: it has certainly been known in the Cape of Good Hope since the 17th century, when it was made with a mixture of mutton and pork. Today it is much more likely to be made with beef or lamb, although pork lends the dish extra moistness. Early recipes incorporated ginger, marjoram and lemon rind; the introduction of curry powder has simplified the recipe somewhat but the basic concept remains the same. Some recipes also call for chopped onions to be added to the mixture. Traditionally, bobotie incorporates dried fruit like raisins or sultanas, but the sweetness that they lend is not to everybody’s taste. It is often garnished with walnuts, chutney and bananas.

Although not particularly spicy, the dish incorporates a variety of flavours that can add complexity. For example, the dried fruit (usually apricots and raisins/sultanas) contrasts the curry flavouring very nicely. The texture of the dish is also complex, with the baked egg mixture topping complementing the milk-soaked bread which adds moisture to the dish.

The Bobotie recipe was transported by South African settlers to colonies all over Africa. Today, recipes for it can be found that originated in white settler communities in Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There is a variation that was popular among the 7,000 Boer settlers who settled in the Chubut River Valley in Argentina in the early 20th century, in which the bobotie mixture is packed inside a large pumpkin, which is then baked until tender.

Bobotie

Ingredients

* Oil — 2-3 tablespoons
* Onions, thinly sliced — 2
* Ground beef — 2 pounds
* White bread, crust removed and cut into cubes — 2-3 slices
* Milk — 1 cup
* Vinegar or lemon juice — 1/4 cup
* Raisins — 1/2 cup
* Sugar — 2 tablespoons
* Curry powder — 1-2 tablespoons
* Turmeric — 1 teaspoons
* Salt and pepper — to season
* Bay leaves — 5
* Eggs, beaten — 2

Method

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium flame. Add the onions and sauté until translucent and just starting to brown. Add the ground beef and break it up while sautéing until cooked through and crumbly. Remove from heat, drain of any excess fat and place in a large bowl.
2. Put the bread and milk in a bowl and soak for 5-10 minutes. Remove the bread and squeeze it dry, adding squeezed milk back into the bowl.
3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Add the soaked bread, vinegar or lemon juice, raisins, sugar, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper to the bowl with the cooked meat and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. The meat should have a pleasantly sweet-sour flavor.
4. Pour the meat mixture into a greased casserole dish and smooth out the top. Lay the bay leaves over the meat in a decorative pattern and press down lightly to make them stick. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
5. Beat the eggs with the reserved bread-soaking milk. After the meat has baked for 30 minutes, pour the egg-milk mixture over the top of the meat and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the custard is set and lightly browned.
6. Remove from the oven and serve hot with geelrys and mango chutney.

Variations

* Add a couple tablespoons of mango chutney or apricot preserves to the meat if you like. A grated apple is also sometimes added.
* Stir a handful of toasted, slivered almonds into the meat mixture before cooking, or garnish the finished dish with toasted almonds.
* One or two beaten eggs can also be stirred into the meat mixture if you like.
* Substitute lemon leaves for the bay leaves if you can find them.
* Use ground lamb in place of the beef.

Baked Shrimp w/ Shells & Cheese and Whole Grain Bread

August 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Shrimp w/Shells & Cheese and Whole Grain Bread

I tried Gorton’s Classic Grilled Shrimp with Herbs and Spices. easily fixed, bake at 425 degrees for 10 – 11 minutes and you have Shrimp! There’s 8 Shrimp per serving and it’s only 110 calories and 5 carbs. Tasty nice size Shrimp, I’ll be buying more of these. I made a Shrimp Dipping Sauce. I took a 1 cup of Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, 2 Tbsp. Chili Sauce, 1 tsp. Curry Powder, 1 Tbsp. Prepared Hot Horseradish Sauce, 1 tsp. Dry Mustard, and 1 tsp. Garlic Salt and mixed until well blended with a spoon. Then refrigerated it for 1 hour before serving it with the Shrimp. As a side I had a Velveeta/Kraft 2% Cheese and Shells Pasta and a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a bag of Jolly Time 100 Calorie Bag of Pop Corn.

Indian Curry Fish

July 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, low calorie, low carb, tilapia | Leave a comment
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I was looking for a Tilapia recipe for next week and came across this which should jazz my Tilapia up! From the www.diabeticlivingonline.com web site.

With simple switches of ingredients, fish goes on a culinary tour of the world. Take your pick of an East Indian curry, a New Orleans po’ boy, or an Asian-inspired noodle bowl.
SERVINGS: 4 servings (1 fillet, 1/2 c. vegetables, 1/3 c. lentils per serving)
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 22

4     5-ounce fresh or frozen skinless tilapia fillets, about 1/2 inch thick
1/4     teaspoon salt
1/4     teaspoon ground black pepper
1     tablespoon olive oil
2     cups fresh pea pods
2     cups halved cherry tomatoes
1     tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1     teaspoon curry powder
1/2     teaspoon garam masala
1-1/3     cups hot cooked lentils
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking pan; set aside. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

2. Place fish in a single layer in prepared baking pan. Tuck under any thin edges. Bake, uncovered, for 4 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pea pods and tomatoes; reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir for 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. To serve, stir half of the snipped cilantro, half of the curry powder, and half of the garam masala into the vegetable mixture. Stir the remaining snipped cilantro, the remaining curry powder, and the remaining garam masala into the cooked lentils. Divide lentil mixture and vegetable mixture among four dinner plates; top with fish. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings (1 fish fillet, 1/2 cup cooked vegetables and 1/3 cup cooked lentils per serving)

Po’ Boy Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 1 cup sliced onion and 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook onion about 10 minutes, adding spinach for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 4 whole grain hot dog buns, split and toasted, for the lentils. Serve the fish on the rolls topped with the onion mixture. Omit cilantro leaves. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
PER SERVING: 322 cal., 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 624 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Daily Values: 58 percent vitamin A, 25 percent vitamin C, 6 percent calcium, 13 percent iron.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat.
Carb Choices: 2.

Noodle Bowl Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 4 cups broccoli florets and 1 carrot, thinly bias sliced, for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook broccoli and carrot for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Substitute 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 1-1/3 cups hot cooked soba noodles for the lentils. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds. Omit cilantro leaves.
PER SERVING: 294 cal., 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 298 mg sodium, 22 g carb., 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat, .5 fat.
Carb choices: 1.5

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/seafood/indian-curry-fish/

Baked Catfish Tenders w/ Diced New Potatoes and Cheddar – Garlic Biscuits

July 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, low calorie, low carb, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Catfish Tenders w/ Diced New Potatoes and Cheddar – Garlic Biscuits

With the heat index at 104 degrees out I wanted something that didn’t take a lot of effort. So I tried Kroger Brand Southern Fried Breaded Catfish. I baked it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes and it turned out great. They were breaded and seasoned just right! On the package there was a recipe for a Remoulade Dipping Sauce which turned out to be a huge free extra. The sauce was fantastic and would be great for many dishes. I’ll leave the recipe at the end of the post. Along with the Catfish I had Diced New Potatoes that were leftover from the previous night and Buisquick Cheese – Garlic Biscuits. First time I tried the Busquick Complete Cheese – Garlic Biscuits Mix also.Another quick and easy item! Just add a half a cup water to the mix and stir until it turns to dough. Use a tablespoon to spoon each biscuit on to a cookie sheet, it makes between 6-8 biscuits depending on the size. I actually got 10 biscuits out of it I made the portions a bit smaller to cut the calories and carbs a bit. The biscuits tasted like Red Lobster‘s Cheddar Biscuits! Well the easily made dinners sometimes turn out to be one the best! Dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sugarless Sliced Peaches.

Remoulade Sauce
1 Cup Mayonaise
2 Tbsp. Chili Sauce
1 Tsp. Garlic Salt
1 Tsp. Curry Powder or more to taste
1 Tbsp. Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 Tsp. Dry Mustard
*Mix all ingredients in a sealable container or jar. Refrigerate overnight.
* Note * I made the sauce and just refrigerated it for three hours, turned out great!

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