Kitchen Shutdown, too hot to Cook – Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

July 19, 2019 at 6:45 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

 

 

 

For Breakfast I had a fried Egg Sunny Side Up, Hash Browns, 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Opened the door to go out and get the newspapers and it feels like you’re walking into a blast furnace! 97 degrees and humid outside today. We have an excessive heat warning out for the next few days. Highs in and around 100 degrees with the heat index up around 110 degrees and more! The over night low will be in the mid 80’s. Say hello to my air conditioner! Nothing going on outside at all today. It’s even so hot that I’m not even going to fire the Kitchen up for a second straight day. I shut the Kitchen down and went to Izzy’s!

 

 

 

 

 

Well they say if you can’t take the heat, get out of the Kitchen! And that is what I’m doing tonight! So I’m having the Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich. I love these always so good and you can’t get mush easier for clean up! Plus we are only 3 miles from the Izzy’s Deli. The Sandwich is huge! Nice size Battered Cod Fillet, seasoned just right. It comes on Rye Bread with Tarter Sauce. One delicious Sandwich. I could only eat 1/2 of it, I’ll have the other half for Lunch tomorrow. It came with a Potato Pancake which I gave to Mom. Mom had the Izzy’s Reuben, her favorite. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Izzy’s Boneless Cod
Cod battered with Izzy’s special blend of seasonings on rye bread with tartar sauce. “Too good to be called fish!”
http://www.izzys.com/menu.php

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Salmon Fillet with Chili-Infused Blackberry Sauce

July 16, 2019 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 Grilled Salmon Fillet with Chili-Infused Blackberry Sauce. Delicious Salmon topped with a Chili-Infused Blackberry Sauce. To make the Sauce you’ll need; Fresh Blackberries, White Grape Juice, Lemon Juice, Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Sweet Chinese Chili Sauce. The dish is 238 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and so much more! Also you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Salmon Fillet with Chili-Infused Blackberry Sauce

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients
4 four-ounce salmon fillets (or steaks)
1 cup fresh blackberries, washed and drained
1/4 cup unsweetened white grape juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sweet Chinese chili sauce

Directions
1 – Heat gas or wood grill. Grill salmon fillets on hot grill until they reach desired doneness. (For well-done, grill for approximately 4–5 minutes on each side for 1-inch-thick fish).

2 – Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. To serve, top each cooked fillet with 3 tablespoons of sauce.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 fillet or steak.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 238 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 59 mg, Sodium: 684 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/grilled-salmon-fillet-with-chili-infused-blackberry-sauce/

Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

July 9, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, Van De Kamps | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 


For Breakfast I had a Poached Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well I finally found a good and reliable Carpet place. They are coming over for the measurements for my bedroom and the bath room. Sunny and 88 degrees, and low humidity! Did a few things around the yard. After Lunch I went to Walmart, we needed a new Water Hose. Back home I took a spin around the neighborhood and enjoyed the afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fish Sandwich Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 

 

 

 


I used Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets for my Fish. Very easy to prepare. Removed the Fish from the plastic pouch. Heated the oven at 425 degrees. Placed the Frozen Fish Fillets in a single layer evenly on a baking sheet. Place the pan on the oven rack. Bake uncovered 21 minutes. I turned the Fish Fillets over halfway through baking.

 

 

 

 

 


These turned out perfect! Golden Brown and nice Flavor to them. I topped the Fish with a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese and served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun.

 

 

 

 

 

 


I also baked some Ore Ida Tater Tots as I was baking the Fish. Just baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Van De Kamps – Fish Sandwich Fillets

Product Information
* Tempting meals are made easy with our ideally-sized portions, perfect short cuts for fish sandwiches!
* Wild Caught!
* Natural Source of Omega-3
* Whole Fillet!

Nutrition Facts
Serv. Size: 85g
Servings Per Container: 6
Calories: 190
Calories from Fat:
%DV
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Total Fat: 10g 15%
Cholesterol: 15mg 5%
Sodium: 360mg 15%
Carbohydrates: 18g 6%
Fiber: 3g 12%
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 6g
https://www.vandekamps.com/Products/Fish-for-Sandwiches-Tacos/Sandwich-Fillets.aspx

 

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Seafood………..

Buy fresh seafood that is refrigerated or displayed on a thick bed of fresh ice that is not melting. Fresh seafood should smell fresh and mild, not fishy or sour. A smell like ammonia means it’s spoiled and you shouldn’t eat it.

Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

June 30, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread

 


Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had one of those long nights last night dealing with those Phantom Pains! Oh how I wish that they would find a cure for Phantom Pains! But for now nothing I can do except to wait them out. They continued until the early afternoon before stopping. So just tried to rest up today when I could. For Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Fried Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Cast Iron Skillet Baked Corn Bread.

 

 

 

 


I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. 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 Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. 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.

 

 

 


For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 


With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 


I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread, for Mom, using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal Fried Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Handling and Storage of Fish and Seafood………….

(From the About Seafood website)
When buying seafood, be certain to check the sell by or use by date.

* Fish should be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator in its original packaging. Remember to keep raw products separated from cooked products.
* Molluscan shellfish such as oysters, clams and mussels should be stored in the refrigerator in open containers with clean, damp cloths placed atop the shellfish.
* Canned or pouched seafood like tuna, can be stored for years, though tastes best when used within one year of purchase.
To avoid cross contamination, do not use the same utensils or cutting boards with both raw and cooked seafood products.

Handling & Storage

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

June 28, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly Sunny, Humid, and 92 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for mom and then stopped by the ATM and then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Did some yard work early, before it got too hot and humid out. Later on went to the hospital to see a our neighbor who was in there recovering from shoulder surgery. For Dinner Tonight a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I purchased a few Pacific Cod Loins from Meijer and had them in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of the Cods and sat them in the fridge to thaw overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I seasoned the fillets with McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a skillet and placed the fillets in and cooked 3 minutes each side. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I love making Fish Sandwiches with Cod and the Panko Bread Crumbs. Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish which makes for one excellent Fish Sandwich.

 

 

 

For my Fries I’m using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! They are 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Cod Fillets
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. Light Olive 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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Fresh Fish and Seafood storage………

Fresh fish and seafood should be refrigerated at approximately 32°F at all times and not held for more than one or two days.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Fish……..

Keep the skin on; it will help prevent your fish from falling apart. Then when grilling a filet with skin, grill the flesh side first for 70% of the total cooking time, and then flip it to the skin side for the remainder of the time.

Ohio Festivals June 13-16, 2019

June 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 13-15, 2019 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Avon, Ohio
Annual three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world – Avon, Ohio – the home of Duck brand duct tape. From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everything at the festival revolves around duct tape and the wonderful City of Avon.
https://www.duckbrand.com/festival/2019-avon-heritage-duck-tape-festival

 

June 13-16, 2019 59th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
Some of the events and activities include a food court featuring strawberry shortcakes, a strawberry pie contest, Miss Kirtland contest, rides, flea market and a parade.
https://www.kirtlandkiwanis.org/strawberryfestival

 

June 14-15, 2019 International Craft Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
We’re exploring the world of craft beer this Father’s Day Weekend with our biggest beer event of the year! Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival is a two-night celebration of all things craft beer – brought to you by our award winning Beer Department, one of the Top 5 Beer Retailers in the country!
https://junglejims.com/calendar/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Festival of the Fish – Vermillion, Ohio
Theme for 2019: Hawaiian Luau. A reunion of family & friends. We feature daily entertainment, fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches, kid’s games, food & craft booths, and parade, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, and queen’s pageant.
http://vermilionchamber.net/festivals/fish-festival/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Versailles Poultry Days – Versailles, Ohio
The 68th annual event will have chicken dinners, entertainment, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, rides and games for all ages, two parades, kiddie tractor pull, 5K Run, arts, crafts, flower, and photography shows, and the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in the world! Attendance: 25,000.
http://www.versaillespoultrydays.com/

 

June 15, 2019 Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largst Free Admission Wine Festival.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/events.shtml#events

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