Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

November 19, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, rice, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Excellent way to start the day! Cloudy with passing rain showers, 47 degrees for a high. I was able to rake the side yard s before it started raining. Went to post office and bank later on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

While at Meijer the other day I purchased a Red Snapper Fillet that they had on sale in their Seafood Department. I also purchased a Walleye Fillet, that I froze, and some Cooked Shrimp that was also on sale. The Red Snapper Fillet was nice size and looks beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blacken Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Extra Light 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!

 

 

To go with my Blackened Snapper I opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Smoked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

April 9, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. I had to be at my family Doctor to discuss the results of my test that showed I have severe Diabetic Neuropathy. I think I may have the test redone. I’m just not showing the signs that the tests says I should be showing, or at least not showing right now. Either way it’s just something new I have to deal with if I do have the damage. More to come. Anyway after I left the doctor’s I picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Then I went and got her car washed and filled up with gas. Next I went to Meijer for a few items. It’s a beautiful Spring Day out there today! 74 degrees and Sunny! For Dinner tonight I prepared Smoked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

 

 

 

I came across a new item while at Meijer, Latitude 45 Smoke Roasted Atlantic Salmon. So I’ll be using this for the first time along with a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Salmon comes in a sealed plastic container. I sampled it at Meijer and it was Love after one taste! I bought a couple of containers of it, with more to come! It’s all ready, just open and serve. Has such a delicious and fresh taste to it, huge fan already!

 

 

 

 

 

 


For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with the Smoked Salmon.

 

 

 

 

To serve I made a bed of the Rice and topped it with the Smoked Salmon. I love this dish! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Coll Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

Walnut Crusted Salmon w/ Brown and Wild Rice and Asparagus

April 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM | Posted in fish, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Salmon w/ Brown and Wild Rice and Asparagus

 

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Hello everyone! I started my day off with a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and a couple of slices Smithfield Anytime Sliced Ham. If you’re a Ham lover, like myself, you’ll love the Smithfield Anytime Sliced Ham! Helped Mom with a few chores around the house. Then headed outdoors and got the leaf blower out and cleaned around the wooden deck and driveway.In the early afternoon went for my 6 month checkup at the oncologist. Everything looked good he said. I’m very sad to learn though my Oncologist that I was with since 1979 to when he retired 2 years ago had passed away. Rest in Peace my Friend. Back home did a few things around the house. It was another beautiful day out, 82 and sunny! Then for dinner tonight I prepared a Walnut Crusted Salmon w/ Brown and Wild Rice and Asparagus.

 

 

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The Walnut-Crusted Salmon recipe comes from an issue of Taste of Home Magazine. I came across it a while back, and now it’s my favorite Salmon recipe! I had purchased the Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon from Kroger yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 
I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. To prepare the Salmon I needed; Dijon mustard, honey, whole wheat bread (torn into pieces), finely chopped walnuts, canola oil, and dried thyme. Then I preheated the oven to 400°. Placed the Salmon on a baking sheet that was coated with cooking spray. Then mixed Walnut Crusted Salmon w Brown and Wild Rice and Asparagus 004the mustard and honey together and brushed it over the salmon. Placed the bread in a food processor and pulsed until coarse crumbs formed, transferred to a small bowl. Stirred in the walnuts, oil and thyme and pressed it onto the salmon. Baked 12 minutes until the topping was lightly browned and the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. I’ve left the original recipe along with the web link at the bottom of the post. If you’re a Salmon lover you have to try this recipe! The sweetness of the Honey and sharpness of the Dijon Mustard are perfect together. I love regular Baked Salmon but with the combo of all the ingredients it just makes the Salmon pop with flavor and a fantastic Crust.

 
For one side dish I microwaved some Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat for 90 seconds and serve! Rice comes out perfect, steaming hot and fluffy.
Then I also prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus 2Garlic (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. One delicious dinner tonight! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)walnut-crusted-salmon-002
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

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