Monday, February 28, 2011

Panko Crusted Mahi Mahi w/Homemade Tartar Sauce

If you are one of those people that thinks you don't like fish, then you should try Mahi Mahi. It's a very mild sea fish (I think that fresh water fish tends to be "fishy"), with a texture more like chicken than fish. I cut the fish fillets up into strips before breading & my little boy actually thought it was chicken!

1 lb. Mahi Mahi fillets
1 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
1 T. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 T. olive oil
2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In a shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs & season with salt and pepper.
3. In another shallow dish, combine the panko, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Toss to combine, then add the olive oil and toss again.
4. Dip the fish in egg then in panko until well crusted. Place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet & bake fish for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Tartar Sauce:
3/4 c. mayo (or a mayo/miracle whip combo)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion, sliced
1-2 T. sweet relish (like the kind you put on your hotdog)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt & Pepper

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shrimp with Mango-Edamame Salsa

I love mangoes! If you haven't tried mangoes in a savory recipe, you must. It is delicious. This recipe from Eat Better America is a great one.

2 mangoes, peeled & chopped
1 cup shelled edamame
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1/4 c. snipped fresh cilantro
2 T. lime juice
1 1/2 T. canola oil
1/4 t. salt
1 pound shrimp

1. Combine mangoes, edamame, bell pepper, onion, & cilantro in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together lime juice, 1/2 T. oil & salt. Pour over veggie mixture & toss to coat.
3. Heat 1 T. oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the shrimp & cook for 2 minutes per side.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Breakfast Pizzas

Another great breakfast idea from Our Best Bites. The great thing about these are that you can freeze them for a quick out-the-door breakfast! I made a few adjustments. The changed ingredients have a (*) by them.

6 English Muffins, halved
4 eggs
*1 T. sour cream
Salt & Pepper
8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
*3 scallions, sliced
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Mix together eggs, sour cream, salt & pepper.
3. Dip each muffin half into the egg mixture & place on a cookie sheet.
4. Top with bacon, scallions & cheese. Bake for 10-15 min. until egg is fully cooked.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

I've discovered a new favorite food site called Our Best Bites. Two Mormon housewives who started a food blog & post amazing recipes & tips. I plan on trying quite a few of their recipes out! Here's a yummy breakfast recipe. Actually, in my house, we would eat it as dessert! ;)

Pancake Mix
Banana slices
1 c. Chocolate chips

Maple Syrup
Peanut Butter (smooth)

1. Prepare pancakes as normal. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Drop onto a hot pan/griddle and put banana slices on top. Cook until golden brown.
3. Heat the peanut butter & maple syrup together on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

2 lbs. small/young potatoes, washed & cubed
2 T. olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. rosemary
Salt & Pepper
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon

Combine ingredients in a bowl & pour over the potatoes. Toss to coat evenly. Roast in 400 F oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

My New Favorite Salad!

I had a salad like this at a new restaurant in Orem called Pizzeria Seven Twelve. It was so good that I had to come home and try to make my own version.

1 head frisse lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
1 beet, roasted & sliced
1 grapefruit, peeled & sectioned
1 c. blackberries

Juice of 1 grapefruit
2 T. canola oil
Salt & Pepper

If you don't know how to supreme a grapefruit, go here. Then after you're done, squeeze the juice into a bowl for your dressing. Easy peasy!