Blackened Grouper w/ Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, and Wheat Bread

January 6, 2014 at 6:24 PM | Posted in fish | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, and Wheat Bread

 

 

 

Well our high for the day was at 7:00 this morning, it was 2 degrees. It’s been going down ever since. It’s at minus 5 degrees with a wind chill ranging from minus 20 to minus 40 degrees! So welcome to the frozen Tundra we call West Chester, Ohio! We had to go pick my Mom’s car up at the shop this afternoon and it took heating the car keys up several times before we were finally able to unlock the door. I don’t mind the cool weather but this is out of control. From what they say the frigid cold is here most of the week. Minus 5 tomorrow for a high. All you can do is go on and make the best of it. For Breakfast I started off with a Sunnyside Up Egg, Turkey Goetta, and Toast. The more I have the Turkey Goetta the more I love this stuff! Then for dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Grouper w/ Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, and Wheat Bread.

 

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Last night before I went to bed I laid the last bag of my Gulf Coast Grouper Fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. A friend of mine who goes down to the gulf Side of Florida quite often always brings me back some of his fresh caught Grouper. These are always some of the finest tasting Grouper I’ve ever had! I started by rinsing the fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light 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 my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! This fish is just soooo good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. My friend who brings me the Grouper is in Florida right now, I hope the Grouper are biting!

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and I also heated up a small can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots. Served with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread and an Ice-Cold Diet Dr. Pepper. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice-Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Dictionary: grouper
A fish weighing from 5-15 pounds. The flesh is lean and firm, but the skin is strongly flavored and should be removed before cooking. Popular varieties are the black grouper, Nassau grouper, red grouper and yellowmouth/yellowfin grouper.

Ingredient

Season: available year-round

How to prepare: braise, grill, poach, saute, steam

Matches well with: garlic, honey, lemon, mustard, spinach, white wine

Substitutions: halibut, sea bass, snapper

Popular Grouper Recipes
* Baked Grouper Creole/Parmesan
* Blackened Grouper
* Caribbean Jerk Grouper
Nutrition Facts
Calculated for 1 fillet
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 238
Calories from Fat 23 (9%)
Total Fat 2.6g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 95mg 31%
Sodium 137mg 5%
Potassium 1250mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
http://www.food.com/library/grouper-72

Lemon – Pepper Fried Haddock w/ Baked Bay Scallops and Mac and Cheese

October 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish, Sea Salt, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lemon – Pepper Fried Haddock w/ Baked Bay Scallops and Mac and Cheese

 

 

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A cloudy and dreary day out today, a bit warmer but damp. It looks like it’s going to be a stormy Trick or Treat Night tomorrow also they say. Growing up in the neighborhood, in Hamilton, we always looked forward to Halloween Night and all the Candy! Back then we would fill up 2 huge Trick or Treat Bags easily during the course of the night, as all the houses were close together so it was easy to canvas a couple of neighborhoods. For dinner tonight, Lemon – Pepper Fried Haddock w/ Baked Bay Scallops and Mac and Cheese.

 

 
It was Seafood tonight with some Mac and Cheese thrown in. I had bought a Haddock Fillet at Kroger the day before along with the Bay Scallops. I still buy Seafood from Kroger it’s one item that’s reasonably priced, and very good quality. To prepare the Haddock I started by rinsing the Fillet off with cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. I then sliced the Fillet into smaller pieces. To season I added a couple of shakes of Sea Salt and then rolled the Fillets in Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. I pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. I could live on Fish and Seafood!

 

 
Then for my Bay Scallops. Rinsed them off and patted them dry and then I combined the following; ½ cup Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 Tsp. Onion Powder, 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder, ½ Tsp. Paprika, 1/2 Tsp. Parsley (dried), ¼ Tsp. Cayenne Pepper, ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated, and Dash Sea Salt. Then I melted 2 Tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. Preheated the oven to 400 degrees F and poured the melted butter into a 2-quart casserole dish. Make sure the scallops and butter are evenly placed in the bottom of the dish. Mix all the remaining ingredients well and sprinkle over the scallops. Bake until the scallops are firm, which will take about 20 minutes, careful not overcook the Scallops. These are nothing but delicious! The seasoning along with the Bread Crumbs gives them excellent flavor and a nice brown crust. I also heated up some Bob Evan’s Macaroni and Cheese. Just microwave and their ready. A mini Seafood Fest tonight for dinner! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 
Baked Bay Scallops:

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, melted
1 ½ pounds Bay Scallops, rinsed and drained
½ cup Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
½ Tsp. Paprika
1/2 Tsp. Parsley, dried
¼ Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
Dash Sea Salt

Directions:

Total prep and cook time: 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C. Pour the melted butter into a 2-quart casserole dish. Make sure the scallops and butter are evenly placed in the bottom of the dish. Mix all the remaining ingredients well and sprinkle over the scallops. Bake until the scallops are firm, which will take about 20 minutes.

Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, potatoes, Sea Salt, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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Beautiful sunny day out, we’re having a beautiful stretch of Fall sunny days. Helped spruce up the yard and went to a local Kroger. I went to get some Ground Turkey, which I did, but came across some beautiful Rainbow Trout I couldn’t pass by! I also found some of the largest White Seedless Grapes I have ever seen, you can see them by the picture I took of them. As big as they were, they were just as sweet just bursting with flavor! I had haddock last night for dinner and just had to have the Rainbow Trout tonight. For dinner I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Sliced new Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

The Rainbow Trout came from the Kroger Seafood Department. I rinsed the fillet off with water and patted dry with a paper towel. Melted a couple of tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout were covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillets. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I started by frying it skin side down about 3 minutes then flipping it over and frying it another 3 minutes, looks perfect! Not only looked good but was delicious. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

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For sides it was all thanks to Del Monte tonight! I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes and a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. Just open, heat, and serve! For dessert later some of those huge White Seedless Grapes and a couple of slices of a Honeycrisp Apple.

Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, fish, Ore - Ida, tilapia, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

 

 

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It was cleaning day, computer cleaning day. Amazing how much dust can gather in and around a computer. Took the panel off and cleaned inside it, then cleaned the outside of it. Cleaned the computer desk, which is always a dumping site for everything! Then did some back up of files, deleted a lot of things and ran a day long computer scan. All is okay and back up running! For dinner I had laid some frozen Tilapia Fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then for dinner it was Seasoned Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries.

 

 

Still using the bag of Tilapia I had purchased from Walmart. Good thing to have in the freezer, their easily thawed, easy to prepare , and delicious! I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Deli Style Whole Grain Mini Sub Bun.

 

 
For a side for my Fish Sandwich I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Served these with a side Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. For dessert/snack later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

 

 

 

Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Mini Sub BunsAunt Millies Deli Style

Aunt Millie’s brings specialty rolls and buns from the Deli to you. Your sandwich-making occasions can be special occasions, with Aunt Millie’s Deli. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR [WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), NIACIN (VITAMIN B3), FOLIC ACID], HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEAT GLUTEN, WHEAT BRAN, SOYBEAN OIL, WHOLE GRAIN OATMEAL, SALT, YEAST, RYE FLOUR, BARLEY FLAKES, VINEGAR, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (A PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, ASCORBIC ACID.

Contains wheat ingredients.
Nutrition
Facts
Serving size 1 Bun (66g)
Servings per Container 8

Calories 170
Calories from fat 20
Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

http://www.auntmillies.com/products/ProductView.aspx?prod=5157&cat=Deli

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