Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pecan-Crusted Catfish with Honey Glaze

"You'll Need:

8 (7- to 8-ounce) catfish fillets
3 cups pecans
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
Peanut oil for frying
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Procedures : Remove the fatty skin and bones from the fillets. Place the pecans in a food processor and pulse until the consistency of coarse meal. Season with salt and pepper and spread in a shallow dish. Mix the flour and paprika in a shallow dish. Whisk the water and eggs in a shallow bowl until blended.
Coat the fillets with the flour mixture and shake off the excess. Dip in the egg mixture and shake off the excess. Coat with the ground pecans and press lightly to adhere. Pour enough peanut oil into a large skillet to measure 1/4 inch. Pan-fry the fillets in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the fillets flake easily and are light brown. Drain on paper towels.
Combine the honey and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Drizzle the glaze over the fillets and sprinkle with the parsley.

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

"You'll Need:

4 ounces fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons butter
1 pound crab meat, flaked
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
3 scallions, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1-1/2 cups (about) whipping cream
20 large shrimp, peeled, deveined, butterflied
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures : Saute the mushrooms in 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet until the liquid evaporates. Stir in the crab meat. Add the sherry, egg, scallions, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and bread crumbs. Steam, covered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in just enough whipping cream to bind the mixture.
Stuff each shrimp with a portion of the crab meat mixture. Arrange the shrimp stuffed side up in a baking dish. Drizzle with 6 Tablespoons butter, sprinkle with the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Marinated Crawfish

"You'll Need:

1-1/4 cups olive oil
3/4 cup cider or wine vinegar
2-1/2 Tablespoons capers
1 to 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2-1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Tabasco sauce to taste
3 pounds Louisiana crawfish tails
3 or 4 green onions, chopped
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Thinly sliced lemons

Procedures : Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, undrained capers, parsley, celery seeds, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce in a large bowl. Add the crawfish tails, green onions, red onion slices and sliced lemons and mix well. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 to 10 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve as an appetizer with wooden picks, or spoon the crawfish mixture over a bed of shredded lettuce and serve as a salad. Great recipe for leftover crawfish.
SERVES: 6 - 8"

Bahamian Mahi Mahi

"You'll Need:

2 pounds mahi mahi fillets 1/2 cup dark rum 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 2 onion, sliced into thin rings 1 lemon, sliced 2 teaspoons dried oregano 4 tablespoons butter ground black pepper to taste

Procedures : Arrange the fish fillets in an oven proof 9x13 glass baking dish. Pour the rum and lime juice over the fish and place a slice onion on each fillet. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove fish from the refrigerator and pour off about 3/4 of the liquid. Leave the onion slices in the dish and place a thick slice of lemon on each fish fillet. Sprinkle with oregano and black pepper to taste. Place a pat of butter or margarine on each fillet. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 20 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish or it will be dry. Serve with the cooked onion and lemon slices"

Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp

"You'll Need:

16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 slices bacon barbeque seasoning, to taste

Procedures : Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Wrap shrimp with 1/2 slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick. Be sure and use the large shrimp--the cooking time for the shrimp and the bacon is similar. If you use medium-sized shrimp, you might want to precook the bacon a little--over cooked shrimp are tough and rubbery--and a real shame. Line a jelly roll pan with extra heavy duty foil, and place baking rack in pan. Place the shrimp on the rack, and sprinkle heavily with the barbecue seasoning, turn and sprinkle second side. Let the shrimp sit for 15 minutes. The bacon will turn from creamy white to a little opaque, and the seasonings will soak in. Cook the bacon for 10 to 15 minutes. The rack keeps the shrimp from sitting in the draining bacon fat. With a little luck, you won't tear the foil -- you can throw that away and only have to scrub the rack"

Asian Salmon

"You'll Need:

2 pounds salmon filets, with skin 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pinch ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 cups long-grain white rice 1 teaspoon dried dill weed 4 cups water

Procedures : Make several shallow slashes in the skinless side of the salmon filets. Place filets skin-side down in a glass baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, pepper, onion and sesame oil. Pour the liquid over the salmon, cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium saucepan combine the rice, water and dill weed. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium low heat until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove cover from salmon, and bake in the marinating dish for about 30 minutes, or until fish can be flaked with a fork. Serve salmon over the rice, and pour sauce over"

Lobster Newburg

"You'll Need:

2 cups cooked lobster meat, about 2 small lobsters 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/4 teaspoon salt dash of cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons dry sherry 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 cup half-and-half buttered toast or pastry shells

Procedures : In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat lobster in the butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt, cayenne pepper, and sherry. Mix beaten egg yolks with the half-and-half and add to lobster. Cook, stirring constantly, until lobster newburg is thickened and heated through, but do not bring to a boil. Serve lobster newburg over buttered toast or pastry shells. Lobster Newburg recipe serves 4."

Broiled Cod with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

"You'll Need:

1 pound cod or other firm lean fish fillets -- about 3/4 inch thick 8 sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed) 1/4 cup mayonnaise OR 1/4 cup salad dressing 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Procedures : Set oven control to broil. Grease rack of broiler pan. Place fish on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 inches from heat 8 minutes. Soak tomato halves in 1 cup very hot water about 5 minutes or until softened; drain and finely chop. Mix with remaining ingredients; spread on fish. Broil 1 to 2 minutes longer or until topping is light brown and fish flakes easily with fork."

Cajun Seafood and Noodles

"You'll Need:

6 ounces uncooked medium noodles (about 3 cups) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cloves garlic -- finely chopped 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes -- undrained 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut okra -- thawed 1 (6 ounce) package frozen cooked small shrimp -- thawed and drained 1 (6 ounce) package frozen crabmeat -- thawed, drained and cartilage removed

Procedures : Cook noodles as directed on package; drain. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook bell pepper, onion, parsley, red pepper, pepper and garlic in oil 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in flour and tomatoes; break up tomatoes. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in okra, shrimp and crabmeat. Cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over noodles."

Calypso Shrimp

"You'll Need:

Bean Salsa -- (recipe follows) 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme OR 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 clove garlic -- finely chopped 3/4 pound raw medium shrimp -- peeled and deveined BEAN SALSA 1 (15 ounce) can black beans -- rinsed and drained 1 medium mango -- peeled and chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small red bell pepper -- chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup sliced green onions (2 to 3 medium) 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Procedures : Prepare Bean Salsa; set aside. Mix remaining ingredients except shrimp in medium bowl. Stir in shrimp. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp mixture in skillet, turning shrimp once, until pink. Divide salsa among 4 serving plates. Arrange shrimp on salsa."

Catfish with Pesto

"You'll Need:

4 catfish, orange roughy or red snapper fillets (1 1/2 pounds) 1/4 cup pesto 20 strips roasted bell pepper (from 12-ounce jar)

Procedures : Heat oven to 425?. If fish fillets are large, cut into 4 serving pieces. Place fish in greased square baking dish, 8 ? 8 ? 2 inches. Spread pesto evenly over each piece of fish. Top each piece with 5 roasted pepper strips. Cover and bake about 18 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork."

Chilled Shrimp Fettuccine

"You'll Need:

8 ounces uncooked fettuccine 8 ounces frozen peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp -- thawed and drained 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1 small) 1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Procedures : Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain. Toss shrimp and lemon juice in large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients. Add mayonnaise mixture and fettuccine to shrimp; toss. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors."

Red Snapper w/Red Wine & Green Pepper Sauce

"You'll Need:

4 fillets of red snapper, 1 cup red wine, 1/2 cup cream, green pepper corns, salt, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, butter.

Procedures : Brown fish slightly on both sides, place on plate & keep warm. Bring wine to a boil for 1 minute, add cream and peppercorns stir until boil, add cornstarch stir until sauce starts to thicken. Pour sauce over fish and serve with rice or boiled potatoes. "

Jumbo Shrimps With Herb Butter Sauce

"You'll Need:

4 - 6 jumbo shrimps per person 2 sticks of butter, finley chopped parsley, dill, basil, chives and garlic, a few drops of tabasco, worchester sauce, paprika, pepper, 1 teaspoon tomatopaste, 1 teaspoon limejuice.

Procedures : Clean shrimps and salt a bit, grill until crisp. Place on dish and keep warm, Melt butter in sauce pan, add all the ingredients simmer on low heat for a minute or two pour over shrimps and serve with wild rice."

Sole In Tomato Cups

"You'll Need:

Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes, 8 small sole fillets, salt & pepper, 3oz butter, 1 garlic clove crushed, 3 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1 cup white wine.

Procedures : Cut each tomato in half and scoop out the seeds and central pulp. Sprinkle with salt and leave upside down to drain. Season the fish and roll them up. Fit one rolled-up fillet in each tomato half and place in a buttered backing dish. Drop some butter on on each fish. Cover with alu foil and bake at 375* F oven for 15 min. Melt the remaining butter in sauce pan, add garlic and fry for 1 min. add parsley anf wine.Let simmer for 2 min.. Place two tomato halves on each warmed dinner plate and spoon a little sauce over each. Garnish with lemon slices. Serve with boiled potatoes."

Trout In Chablis Cream

"You'll Need:

4 trout, salt, pepper, 4 small onions,40gr butter, 2 dl dry chablis, 2 1/2 dl cream, 1 tbsp minced dill.

Procedures : Clean trouts, put them in a buttered backingpan, dice onions add over trouts and cover with some flakes of butter. add chablis and bake in 375F preheated oven for 25 min.remove trouts, place them on plates and keep warm. pour remaining liquid from backingpan in saucepan. add cream and reduce liquid to half. flavor with herbs. add salt and pepper if necesary. "

Cold Lobster w/ Green Tartare Sauce

You'll Need:

Cold (precooked) lobster, sauce: a small bunch of parsley, 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons chopped capers, 1 taplespoon finley chopped celery, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, (optional chopped boild egg), salt, pepper.

Procedures : Rinse the parsley and chop very finley. Dampen a corner of a clean dish cloth with water and place parsley in that corner. Squeeze out the juice into the mayonnaise. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Serve separatly with lobster.

Salmon In Orange Sauce

"You'll Need:

4 slices of fresh salmon, 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt & pepper, 30 gr butter, 1 onion, 1/4 cup fresh mixed herbs, 2 cups fish bouillon, 1 cup dry white wine, 2 tbsp capers, 1 cup cr?me fra?che, juice of 2 oranges, 8 orange slices for decor.

Procedures : Clean salmon and season with salt & pepper. In large pan saut? minced onions, add herbs & stir, add bouillon, wine, capers and heat up, add cr?me fra?che and orange juice. add salmon to sauce and let simmer on low heat for 5 - 6 min. serve and decorate with orange slices."

Fish Filets w/Easy Made, Blender Hollandaise Sauce

"You'll Need:

4 fish filets of your choice, 2 tbsp butter, salt & pepper. For sauce: 1 stick butter, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp white pepper, 2 large eggyolks.

Procedures : Season fish with salt and pepper, fry in non stick pan both sides until golden brown. Set fish aside & keep warm. Sauce: 1) melt butter in sauce pan until almost boil. 2) put all the other ingredients in blender on high for 10 seconds. 3) turn blender to low, remove top and slowly pour in melted butter in a thin stream. serve separatly from fish or on top."

Baked Bluefish

"You'll Need:

2 1/2 pounds bluefish fillet(s) 1 (8 ounce) container herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup butter, melted salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup minced onion 4 sprigs fresh dill weed

Procedures : Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Trim all of the dark meat from the fillets. Rinse in cold water, dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine stuffing mix with boiling water and 1/2 cup melted butter. Cover a baking sheet with a lightly greased double thickness of aluminum foil. Spread stuffing mixture on top of foil. Place fillets on top of stuffing. Brush fillets with 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle with minced onions. Top with dill springs and crimp together edges of tin foil to seal. Bake on center self of preheated oven for 10 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and bake for an additional 60 minutes"