Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

July 11, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham,and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served. High of 88 degrees with passing showers outside. Not a lot going on today. Before it rained I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then went in the shed and swept it out. Trimmed the vines along the driveway, thing grows way too fast! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

Kroger had a few their Fish on sale and one of the ones I purchased was a couple of Rainbow Trout Fillets. I rinsed them both off in cold water, froze one and kept the other one out for Dinner tonight. To prepare it; 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 McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout until covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillet. 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. Came out so flavorful and fork tender. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

 

For one side dish I prepared the Little Potato Co. Savory Herb Potatoes. We love these! The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I heated up a can of Green Giant Steam Crisp Extra Sweet Niblets Whole Kernel Corn. One of my favorite canned corn, delicious Sweet Corn.I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Love this Bread! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow trout
Amount Per 1 fillet (79 g)
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9 g 7%
Saturated fat 1.1 g 5%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 15%
Sodium 40 mg 1%
Potassium 298 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 16 g

 

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

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Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

March 17, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish, tilapia, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this rainy Saturday morning I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried up some slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham, melted a slice of Sargento Swiss Cheese on to the Ham, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Really enjoyed this!

 

 

 

 

Had a passing thunder shower later this morning. Had a high of 44 degrees and mostly cloudy. Started a load of laundry after Breakfast. Later did some house cleaning, vacuum and dusted. Then spent the rest of the afternoon watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Tilapia at Costco and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning.

 

 

 

I added Extra Light Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the Smokey and Blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. The Tilapia is such a meaty Fish, I love it! Served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

 


To go with my Fish Sandwich I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


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/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

May 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM | Posted in seafood, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, fried 2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Turkey Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Nice way to start a Saturday Morning! After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and cleaned the house while that was going. After Lunch went to a friend’s house for a Graduation Party for his son. Ran into a lot of people I had not seen in a while, good catching up. For Dinner tonight a Seafood treat. I prepared Stuffed Clam and Sea Scallops w/ Smashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 


For the Stuffed Clam; I purchased these at Seafood Department at Kroger. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they have in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often now,we love them! For my Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right and the Louisiana Remoulade Sauce is perfect to dip it in. Plus they are only $1 per Clam.

 

I used Kroger Seafood Sea Scallops. I took a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, also added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and 1 table spoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. Heated it up on medium high. Then I washed the Scallops in cold water and patted them dry with a paper towel. I’ll be using Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. In a small microwavable bowl I melted a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then dipped the Scallops in the Butter one at a time, just buttering the tops and bottoms of the Scallop. Then I took about 2 tablespoons of the Blackened Seasoning and put it in a small bowl, and took the Scallops one at a time and pressed the top and bottom of each Scallop into the Seasoning. I had my skillet already heated up, added the Scallops and cooked each Scallop 3 minutes per side. As the Scallops were cooking I cut a Lemon in half and squirted a little Lemon Juice across the tops of them. They turned out delicious! The freshness of the Scallops, the butter, Lemon, and Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning gave them an incredible flavor.

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe!

 

I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, Mom and Dad love this. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! It’s frozen Mini Ears of sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! Wow, what a Dinner tonight! It’s been Fish and Seafood most of the week and I love it! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 pounds small red or Yukon gold new potatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Coarse-ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly.
2 – Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart.*
3 – Preheat oven broiler. Combine butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Transfer to platter. Serve with Swift Premium® Dry Rubbed Petite Shoulder Roast with Whiskey Black Pepper Seasoning.
*If potatoes stick to bottom of cup, lightly brush the cup bottom with the melted butter mixture.
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/recipes/shoulders/petite-roast/rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-sea-salt.aspx

 

 

 
Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams
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From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlawsbreadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

With Matlaw’s it couldn’t be easier to serve up a seafood feast at dinner time, lunch time or party time too. Discover even more recipes, tasty food pairing suggestions, menu recommendations, special offers, coupons and more at http://www.Matlaws.com/setsail.com

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 25, 2017 at 4:52 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 


For Breakfast this morning Mom wanted some Bacon so this morning I fried up some Bacon. I also fried her an Over Easy Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Bread topped with Apple Butter, and a cup of Coffee. For myself a couple of slices of Bacon, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A nice day out there today, mostly sunny and 77 degrees. Got the cart out and went around the yard and sprayed for weeds. More weeds this year that I’ve seen in a long time. Did a few other things around the yard and enjoyed the day. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 
I had purchased the Tilapia at Kroger last week and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. Served it on a Kroger Whole Wheat Mini Sub Bun.

 


For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. Also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Blackened Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

January 24, 2017 at 5:50 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

 

 

 

 

Another night of heavy rains that finally ended. Lot of rain of late. It was very long afternoon yesterday trying to take care of Dad. He has panic attacks along with his dementia, it can very trying. Yesterday was a rough day for all of us! blackened-grouper-sandwich-w-baked-potato-puffs-011We started back with in-home nurse visits, he seems to respond better knowing a nurse checks him out. We are also going to get in home care. They come in 3 times a week to help with care for him. If this doesn’t work I’m afraid we may have to put him into assisted living. Hopefully things will work out soon. For Breakfast I made us all a Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. You can serve this topped with a fried Egg, diced Onions, or Shredded Cheese. I topped mine this morning with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Colby – Jack Cheese and a Fried Egg Sunnyside Up. Just cleaned the house and straightened everything up before the nurse got here. Then helped Mom with a couple of loads of laundry. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

 

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Using a Grouper fillet from the Florida Gulf Coast my friends brought me last week, thank you Jim and Linda! I had them in the freezer so I got one of the fillets out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 

 
Next I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on Blackened Grouper Sandwich w Baked Crinkle Fries 004medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and I topped the fillet with some McCormick Tarter Sauce.

 

 

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I also baked some Alexia Potato Puffs. To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Baked for 25, stirring halfway through the cooking time. Browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. Perfect Potato side dish. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper

Alexia Potato Puffs
The crispy crunch consumers love in a potato puff, with the unexpected twist of Alexia’s premium seasonings: each crispy puff is perfectly seasoned with Roasted Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Chives. —“All of the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a crispy bite-size puff.”

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 g (about 14 pieces)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/potatoes/crispy-seasoned-potato-puffs

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

October 17, 2016 at 4:55 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

 

 

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To start the day off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly buttered, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom this morning. Then did some light cleaning around the house. Finished up the laundry and then went outside to tidy up. There is an awful lot of leaves falling about to be so early in the Fall Season. Used the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and the driveway. Some of the larger trees here in the neighborhood are already turning colors. Everything done so I got the cart out to take a ride around the neighborhood and down by the lake. Partly sunny and 84 degrees out. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries.

 

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Just can’t get enough of Fish and Seafood! I had some in the freezer so I grabbed a fillet and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. It’s another one of those beautiful Florida Gulf Coast Grouper fillets! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 
I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, Blackened Grouper Sandwich w Baked Crinkle Fries 004on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 
Then I baked some Ore Ida Waffle Fries. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I used a small baking sheet that I lined Waffle Fries_cropwith foil and sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. The Waffle Fries are a little higher in calories than the other Fries I normally prepare, but it’s good to change it up a bit. So I lined the Fries on the baking sheet, seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and baked them for about 17 minutes (until a light golden brown). Just a flat out excellent Fries, as all Ore Ida Products! I had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping the Fries and a Snapple Diet Half and Half Lemonade/Tea to drink. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Blackened Seasoning
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

 

 

 

 

 

Ore-Ida Waffle Fries
Share the great American potato with your family. Proudly nestled on the Oregon-Idaho border, Ore-Ida potato experts have been serving locally grown taters from the heartland of potato country since 1952. Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy, Waffle-Cut French Fried Potatoes are made from 100% real, fresh peeled, American grown potatoes. Ore-Ida takes great care to cut, season and freeze them in under an hour to lock in all the delicious, freshly cooked flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because, if it’s not Grade A, it’s not Ore-Ida.
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy:Ore Ida Waffle Fries
* Made from 100% Grade A real potatoes
* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

July 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Fried Kahn’s Fried Bologna, a Scrambled Egg (2 Eggs), toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly Buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s a very sad day for our family today. My Aunt passed away last night. She was in an assisted living center, she had dementia. We are all glad she is no longer suffering but she is so, so, missed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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Just can’t get enough of Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back! I had it in the freezer so I grabbed a fillet and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. It’s another one of those beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 
I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because it will Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004start 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Fish Dish. I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly Buttered) and a Diet Trop-A-Rocka Snapple to drink. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain'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

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich w/ Baked Potato

July 13, 2016 at 5:28 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich w/ Baked Potato

 

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I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer and stopped at Kroger to pick up a few items for Mom. I wanted to get things done early before the heat and humidity set in for the day. I don’t mind the high temperatures but can’t stand the high humidity. Back home did some cleaning, vacuum and dusting. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich w/ Baked Potato.

 

 

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Some good friends of mine called yesterday and said to come over and pick up some fish they had caught at the Florida Gulf. They gave me some beautiful fillets of Grouper and Mahi Mahi. So I couldn’t wait to try one, and went with the Mahi Mahi. To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 

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I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added the Mahi Mahi. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Mahi Mahi fillet! The fresh taste of the Mahi Mahi, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! I served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I topped it with some Louisiana Remoulade Sauce and Lettuce.

 

Baked Potato

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also Zatarain's Blackened Seasoninggreat 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.

 

 

 

 

Mahi Mahi

Mahi-mahi
The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide.

 

 

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Potato Puffs

July 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Potato Puffs

 

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To start my day I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not real hungry this morning. It’s another hot and humid day out there with showers on and off. Today was clean and straighten the freezer, fridge, and pantry day. So this took up my day for the most part. It took dad all of 24 hours to break the new lift chair we had bought him. So now its going to cost a little over $200 to repair it. The damage he caused is not covered under warranty. He kept moving the chair back as far as he could and it burnt the motor out. Nothing we can do but pay it! Anyway for Dinner tonight I prepared Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

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Just can’t get enough of Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back! I had it in the freezer so I grabbed a fillet and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. It’s another one of those beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 

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I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!

 

Alexia Potato Puffs
Then for a side dish I prepared some Alexia Potato Puffs. Second time I’ve had these and really like them! To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Baked for 25, stirring halfway through the cooking time. And we have another Keeper Potato Product! Browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain'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

 

 

 

 

 

Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper

 

Alexia Potato Puffs
The crispy crunch consumers love in a potato puff, with the unexpected twist of Alexia’s premium seasonings: each crispy puff is perfectly seasoned with Roasted Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Chives. —“All of the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a crispy bite-size puff.”

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 g (about 14 pieces)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/potatoes/crispy-seasoned-potato-puffs

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

June 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Pillsbury, potatoes | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and French Bread

 
I was awakened about 3:00 this morning by the severe storms that moved through the area. Heavy wind, hail, and some heavy rain. It slowed up and I fell back to sleep and then around 5:00 this morning the next round came Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper Baked Fingerling Potatoes 007through. We had some trees down and flooding in the area, no damage around here though. So after all the excitement I woke up hungry! I prepared a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, 2 slices of toasted Healthy Life Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Green Tea. Not a bad way to start the day! After Breakfast did a load of laundry. After that I ran the vacuum, and dusted (hate dusting). After Lunch I headed over to spend the afternoon with Dad at the rehab center, he’s being released on the 28th of this month. Been 2 months since he’s been home. For dinner tonight it’s Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

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I’m using the Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends dropped off to me yesterday on their return from Florida. It’s another one of those beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. Then I cut it into smaller pieces. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

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I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because 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 you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!

 
Then I also Baked some Fingerling Potatoes, picked up a bag at our local Kroger. They come in a small bag, Melissa’s Fingerling Potato Medley. It’s a variety of 4-5 different Potatoes including Fingerling Potatoes, which I love using! ToFingerling Potatoes Bag prepare them I started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. 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 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Love those Potatoes! Perfect side dish for any dinner, especially Fish.

 

 

French Bread
Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain'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/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

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