Blackened Yellow Snapper w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Baby Carrots

July 9, 2015 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, Minute Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Yellow Snapper w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Baby Carrots


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We are still in that rain pattern around here. Another rainy and dreary day out today. Light Breakfast this morning, Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and my had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom took Dad for a doctors appointment and while they were out I cleaned the house and got in a couple of loads of laundry. After getting that done I had to go to Kroger and pick up a prescription for Dad. Picked up some Shrimp and a Salmon Fillet while there. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Yellow Snapper w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Baby Carrots




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Still using the Yellowtail Snapper a friend brought me from fishing the Florida Gulf Coast. Brought me back Grouper and the Yellowtail Snapper both, love the Snapper as much as I do the Grouper. And like the Grouper it can be prepared so many different ways, and all of them delicious! The Snapper was in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare tonight’s fillets I blackened them. I love to blacken any Fish, just so flavorful. I’m using Zatarain’s Blackening Season, which I almost always use.

To prepare the fillets I rinsed them off in cold water and patting dry with paper towel. I melted a tablespoon of Blackened Yellow Snapper Sandwich 004butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the melted Butter and seasoned them with Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. I then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Snapper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, it will start smoking from the seasoning. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready. Cast Iron Skillets are perfect to use for any cooking but especially when Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This Snapper turned out so good, moist and bursting with flavor. Just something about the Gulf Seafood. The Zatarain’s Seasonings are perfect for any Seafood.



Minute Multi Grain
Served it on a bed of Minute Multi Grain Medley. I love the Multi Grain, It has Brown Rice, Thai Red Rice, Wild Rice, and Quinoa. Now that’s a good combo of Grains! Plus it’s only 160 calories and 31 net carbs per serving, which isn’t bad for a Grain Dish. Then I also boiled some Baby Carrots for the other side dish. Grains and Carrots are a natural pairing to me. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.


Yellowtail Snapper

The yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus, is an abundant species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Identified by a yellow stripe that runs the full length of the body from forward of the eye to the deeply forked yellow tail. The stripe is vivid in young fish, but pales with maturity. Color above the line is bluish with yellow patches; silvery white below. No prominent teeth as in most other Snappers.

The yellowtail snapper is not listed as endangered or vulnerable with the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species.




Minute Multi-Grain Medley

* Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is a blend of four popular gluten-free 100% whole grains and is ready in only 10 Minute Multi Grain Medleyminutes. The four grains include:
* Brown Rice – usually brown but can be black, purple, red or a variety of exotic hues.
* Thai Red Rice – also known as Khao Deng, is an ancient grain that has a pleasant and nutty flavor.
* Wild Rice – not technically rice at all but the seed of an aquatic grass. It has a strong, hearty flavor that goes well with other grains.
* Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) – is a small, light-colored round grain, similar in appearance to sesame seeds. It cooks up light and fluffy. The protein in quinoa is a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids.
This quick cooking whole grain medley is pre-portioned in 4 separate bags for ease of preparation and has a slightly chewy, nutty flavor. Perfect for any meal, even as a wholesome start to the day, this medley is great when eaten with a little olive oil and salt, cooked in meat/vegetable broths or fruit juices. Make Minute® Multi-Grain Medley a versatile recipe staple for your pantry.
1 -Do NOT use the bag for cooking. COMBINE water and contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water.
2 – BRING to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed.
3 – REMOVE from heat. Fluff with fork.
Serving Size 1/2 bag (43g)
Servings Per Container 8 [2 per bag]

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories From Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2
Saturated Fat 0g 0
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Sodium 15mg 1
Potassium 80mg 2
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11
Fiber 2g 8
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

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