Fried Catfish Fillets w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Green Beans

May 16, 2022 at 7:06 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish Fillets w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I Poached an Egg which I served on a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 77 degrees with rain in the morning and sunny for the afternoon. After it cleared off I got out the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. I finished adding Potting Soil to the Planter Boxes. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fried Catfish Fillets w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Green Beans.

 

I had purchased the Catfish Fillets from Kroger and had them in the freezer. I laid the fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

I rinsed the Fillets off in water and dried them with a paper towel. To prepare them I’ll just need some Morton’s Lite Salt and Zatarain’s Fish Fri Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I got a large Cast Iron Skillet sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I Seasoned the Catfish with the Salt and then got pie pan and added the Breading Mix to it. Then rolled the Fillets in it making sure the Fillets were well covered with Breading. With the Cast Iron heated I added the Fillets. I fried them 4 minutes a side, nice and golden brown. The Zatarain’s Breading Mix give’s it fantastic flavor.

 

To go with the Fish I roasted a bag of Cauliflower Florets. One of our favorite sides! To prepare it I’ll need a baking pan. I ‘ll be roasting it at 425 degrees until knife tender. To season it I’ll need Cooking Olive Oil, Salt and Ground Pepper. I first washed off the Cauliflower. Next I sliced the bigger florets in half, they bake better when they aren’t so big. I baked them at 425 degrees. I checked them a few times until I could stick a paring knife through them. And they did come out so tender and delicious! I served them with some Hidden Valley Buffalo Ranch Dressing for dipping. I have to start having these way more often!

 

For a second side dish I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good, it’s been a while since I’ve had any. Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans. I also fixed Mom a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For Dessert later I’ll have a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Take care and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

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%

 

Cauliflower…..

Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd”. – Wikipedia

Nutrition facts
A serving is 1 cup, or about 100 grams, of chopped cauliflower. One serving of raw or cooked cauliflower has:
* 25 calories
* 0 grams of fat
* 5 grams of carbohydrates
* 2 grams of dietary fiber
* 2 grams of sugar
* 2 grams of protein
* 30 milligrams of sodium

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Want to eat healthier…..

Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Try to get at least 2 servings a week of omega-3 rich foods. These include salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, rainbow trout, and albacore tuna. Walnuts, flaxseed, and soy products are other omega-3 rich foods that can be added to a healthy diet.

Grilled Seasoned Cod w/ Roasted Corn and Whole New Potatoes

May 10, 2022 at 7:18 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Seasoned Cod w/ Roasted Corn and Whole New Potatoes

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. I needed a few things so I headed to Meijer around 10:30. It was crowded already. I noticed that more and more people are wearing their face masks again, I always wear mine. Back home I had my Garden to take care of. My Pepper and Tomato Plants have really come around since the rough weather start. Got to go running short on time. For Dinner tonight I prepared Grilled Seasoned Cod w/ Roasted Corn and Whole New Potatoes.

 

I purchased the Cod from Meijer earlier. I seasoned it with Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, and different Dried Herbs. Next I got the Grill ready. I lined the grate with foil and sprayed it with Pam Grilling Non Stick Spray. With Grill heated up I added my Cod Fillets. They only need about 2 minutes a side and done.

 

 

 

For one side I opened a can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Fire Roasted Corn Blend. Meijer finally had this in stock again today! I love Corn Blend. To prepare it I heat it up as the other Del Monte Product, small sauce pan and heat.

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Good last minute Dinner! The Cod was delicious and along with the 2 side dishes it was a very good Meal! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cod is a popular fish known for its mild flavor and dense, flaky flesh. It’s one of the most common fish used for making fish and chips.

Cod is the common name for the demersal fish genus Gadus, belonging to the family Gadidae. Cod is also used as part of the common name for a number of other fish species, and one species that belongs to genus Gadus is commonly not called cod. Wikipedia

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 8, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eat more Fish…..

Eat more fish, which is high in protein, low in fats and loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids.

Blackened Orange Roughy and Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges

May 1, 2022 at 7:15 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Orange Roughy and Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges

 

 

To start this Sunday Morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It started off cloudy with a real light shower but turned sunny later. A high of 77 degrees! Finally warm weather. Spent most of the afternoon doing work in the yard and for a elderly neighbor. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Orange Roughy and Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges.

 

I purchased an Orange Roughy Fillet from Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. I laid the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. The Orange Roughy Fillet was nice size and looked beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Cooking Olive Oil.

 

To prepare it I started by rinsing the Fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it in half. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out the Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Snapper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! The taste of the Red Snapper with the added Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning makes it one delicious Fish Dish!

 

As my Orange Roughy was cooking I baked my Fingerling Potato Wedges. I had preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then for a side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. I purchased these at Jungle Jim’s. To start I first washed the Potatoes off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. 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 425 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. I love Fingerling Potatoes, probably my favorite Potato. Just love how easy they cook up and taste. Excellent Meal with the Sandwich and Baked Potato Wedges! For Dessert tonight I’m having a Breyer’s 100 Calorie Chocolate Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

 

 

Orange Roughy Fillet

The orange roughy, also known as the red roughy, slimehead and deep sea perch, is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family. The UK Marine Conservation Society has categorized orange roughy as “vulnerable to exploitation”. Wikipedia

Protein. Orange roughy and tilapia serve as a rich source of protein, although tilapia provides slightly more; tilapia has 45.5 grams per serving and orange roughy has 38.9 grams per serving. The protein in these varieties of fish is considered complete, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids.

 

 

 

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/Bla

Salt and Pepper Salmon Bites w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

April 28, 2022 at 6:54 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, fish, salmon, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Salt and Pepper Salmon Bites w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a 2 Egg Bacon and Cheese Omelet. I was hungry and the Omelet hit the spot! I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a cool breeze most of the day. A high of 58 degrees and mostly cloudy. I’m beginning to wonder if Spring or Summer will ever get here! Finally got the yard done! We raked the flower beds of leaves and the older wood chips. Then put down the new Black Wood Chips, it looks great. For the lawn, the Winter was rough on everyone’s lawn. I’ve been putting lawn seed and grass fertilizer down since early March and it’s paid off. The lawn looks great also! I have everything ready for when or if it gets warm out. For Dinner tonight I prepared Salt and Pepper Salmon Bites w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.

 

I bought a package of Salmon Bites at Meijer the other day. It seems all stores have Salmon Bites now, which must be the new trend! To prepare them I’ll be needing Cooking Olive Oil,  McCormick Dried Cilantro, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Pepper. I’ll be cooking it in a skillet that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of the Cooking Olive Oil on medium heat. I washed the Salmon off in cold water and dried them with a paper towel. I put the Salmon Bites in a bowl and added some Olive Oil to it. I then made sure I covered all the Salmon in the Oil. I then seasoned them with Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Cilantro.

 

With the skillet heated and ready I added the Salmon to it. I cooked it 2 minutes a side, and done. The Salmon Bites were small so it took just 2 minutes a side to get done. They turned out delicious, the Seasoning was perfect. I’ll have to have the Bites more often.

 

 

 

To go with the Salmon I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Long Grain and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat the pouch in the microwave and serve. Love Rice! I also had a Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Dinner Roll.  For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

 

 

 

Ben’s Original Long Grain and Wild Ready Rice
You don’t need a lot of time to get a lot flavor with Ben’s Original™ Long Grain & Wild READY RICE™! In just 90 seconds you can serve your family a delicious rice dish with the flavor of 23 herbs and seasonings. You know us as the brand behind the world’s best rice. Now find out how we’re making the world better, creating opportunities that offer everyone a seat at the table.

* Microwaves in just 90 seconds
* 100% US Grown
* No artificial flavors or colors
* No trans fat, no saturated fat, no cholesterol
* Convenient pouch eliminates prep and cleanup

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 22, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Healthy cooking…..

Eat more fresh vegetables and legumes. Also eat more fish, which is high in protein, low in fats and loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids. Eat Healthy!

Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 20, 2022 at 6:56 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, fish, Ore - Ida, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day off. Finally the Weather seems to be shifting to Spring. A high of 62 degrees, partly sunny, and windy as usual. 80 degrees this weekend. So I was able to move my Garden Boxes back out to the deck. I’ve had them undercover since it got cold again. Later I got the leaf blower and broom out and cleaned off the deck and driveway. Took Mom’s car and filled it with gas and took it through the Car Wash. For Dinner tonight it’s a Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

I had picked up a couple of Orange Roughy Fillets at Jungle Jim’s International Market a while back and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet to thaw in the fridge overnight. I had already rinsed them and had them cut into bun size pieces. To make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, Egg Beaters (1/2 cup), Hungarian Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll serve it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Bun. I first Seasoned the Fillet with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Next I seasoned the Flour with the added Hungarian Paprika. Then rolled the Fillet in the Flour, next to the Egg Beaters, and finally in the Panko Bread Crumbs.

 

I grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated the skillet on medium heat. With the skillet heated I added my Fillet. I fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfectly! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on the Healthy Life Bun. Orange Roughy has such a good taste to it, it’s a very mild Fish. Makes the perfect Fish Sandwich and I love Fish Sandwiches!

 

As my Orange Roughy was cooking I turned the oven on to 425 degrees and baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Roughy Fillet

The orange roughy, also known as the red roughy, slimehead and deep sea perch, is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family. The UK Marine Conservation Society has categorized orange roughy as “vulnerable to exploitation”. Wikipedia

Protein. Orange roughy and tilapia serve as a rich source of protein, although tilapia provides slightly more; tilapia has 45.5 grams per serving and orange roughy has 38.9 grams per serving. The protein in these varieties of fish is considered complete, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes

April 20, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes with recipes including Vegan Jambalaya, Cajun Mayo, and Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup. I’ll be featuring the Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes for a couple more days, Enjoy! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Cajun and Creole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Vegan Jambalaya
You won’t miss the meat in this healthy jambalaya recipe. Vegan smoked sausage takes its place while the classic “trinity” of vegetables–onion, red bell pepper and celery–get a kick from jalapeño peppers. And everything is cooked in one skillet, which means cleanup is a breeze!…..

Cajun Mayo
Use this healthy condiment recipe for dipping popcorn shrimp or crudités, or slather it onto a sandwich or burger for a touch of Cajun tang……

Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that’s satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19698/cuisines-regions/usa/cajun-creole/

Kitchen Hint of the Day! WEDNESDAY

April 20, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Salmon…..

Place the salmon skin side down on the grill. There is no need to flip. Unless you have a well seasoned cast iron grill or one of the really cheap portable grills with thin grates, the flesh of the salmon will most likely stick. To avoid the “sticking panic” cook salmon skin side down and don’t flip.

The easiest way to see if your salmon has finished cooking is to gently press down on the top of the fillet with a fork or your finger. If the flesh of the salmon flakes—meaning, it separates easily along the white lines that run across the fillet (strips of fish fat)—it’s finished cooking. Take it off of the heat!

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