Whole Baked Lime and Cilantro Flounder

Ingredients: 

1 whole flounder

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons melted butter

juice from 3 limes

chopped garlic

cilantro

sea salt

pepper

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Season both sides of fish. Garnish with lime slices. Bake for 20 minutes until flesh is flaky.

Crockpot Lemon and Thyme Turkey Legs

Ingredients:

2 lbs Turkey legs

3 carrots chopped

2 potatoes chopped

cherry tomatoes

Juice from one lemon

fresh thyme sprigs

McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning

paprika

black pepper

sea salt

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1 chicken bouillon cube

1 cup water

*garnish with 1 lemon

Set the crockpot to high. Season the turkey legs with the above list and put everything in. Let it cook for up to 4 hours or until the meat is tender.

Beef Heart Stir Fry

Ingredients:

1 beef heart

1 red onion chopped

1 bundle green onion sliced

4 whole cloves garlic chopped

fresh ginger (1 tablespoon chopped for stir fry, 3 chunks for boil)

3 bell peppers sliced

1 stalk of lemongrass

2 Thai chili’s *for spice*

1/4 cup sherry wine

sea salt

black pepper

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 cup water

vegetable oil

Butchering the heart can be scary at first but the main thing is to remove the hard fat, connective tissue, valves and the shiny skin. It will make it a whole lot easier to get over the fact it’s a heart.

How it looks cleaned up. Then I thinly sliced the meat.

Boil on medium heat with the lemongrass and 3 large chucks of ginger each about half the size of your thumb for 30 minutes. This is to tenderize it before you stir fry it. Once the time is up drain the meat and set it aside.

Set the eye to medium heat. In a wok, saute onions, ginger, garlic with salt and pepper in a little vegetable oil.

Add your remaining vegetables and toss.

I like my food spicy so I advise only using 2 peppers unless you are feeling frisky.

Lastly add the heart, soy sauce, fish sauce, water, sherry and more salt and pepper to taste. Toss so it can mix well. Then cover the wok and let it simmer for 7 mins.

Serve with rice.

Spicy Salmon Poke

Ingredients:

1/2 lb skinned salmon fillet diced in cubes

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons white wine

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 serrano pepper finely chopped

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon chili paste

2 tablespoons green onion chopped

1/4 cup red onion chopped

1/4 cup cilantro chopped

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons Shichimi Togarashi

Sea salt to taste

Garnish: Nori pieces

In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients and toss well. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

You can eat poke as is or I like mine on a salad.

Garnish with nori! Yum😋.

Ginger Soy Tilapia

Ingredients:

12 tilapia fillets (I have a big family)

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons minced ginger

1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

1 serrano pepper chopped

green onion chopped

sea salt

black pepper

*garnish with any vegetables you like or bake with just the marinade

Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over top fillets.

In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and whisk.

Cover over the fillets with the marinate and any vegetables as a garnish. Marinade 30 minutes. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Five Spice Vegetables and Quinoa

Ingredients:

8 oz Baby Bella mushrooms sliced

1/4 cup green bell peppers diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

1 yellow onion chopped

1/2 zucchini diced

4 cloves garlic chopped

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons Chinese Five Spice

Sea salt

Black pepper

Vegetable oil

*cilantro for garnish

For Perfect Quinoa:

Equipment: Rice cooker

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

Vegetable oil

Grease the bottom of rice cooker pot. This will make sure the quinoa does not stick to the bottom. Set it and forget it. Once it’s ready put it off to the side because you will stir fry it later.

On medium heat, begin to saute the garlic, onions, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes in vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Once the onions have started to brown add in mushrooms, soy sauce, five spice and sesame oil. Continue to toss for a couple of more minutes.

Lastly combine all the quinoa you made in the rice cooker with the vegetables. It will absorb the fluids so add a little more vegetable oil to stir fry it into your dish. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper to taste.

This was prepacked for my lunch. I added cilantro as a garnish and a side of avocado.

Quick Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients:

A couple of tomatoes sliced

olive oil

2 cloves garlic sliced thin

rosemary

thyme

sea salt

black pepper

Equipment: Aluminum foil

Preheat oven 450 degrees. Mix ingredients to taste in a bowl.

Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil. Spread out the ingredients and bake for 25 minutes.

I served as a side with my potato and egg hash for breakfast.

Orange and Ginger Redfish

Ingredients:

1 lb redfish fillets

Sea salt

Fennel seed

Black pepper

2 tablespoons fresh chopped ginger

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

Juice from 1 orange

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 serrano pepper finely chopped

In a large bowl marinade the redfish overnight.

Preheat oven 350 degrees. I added some peppers and onion on top of the fish. Bake for 30 minutes.

Turkey Pastrami and White Bean Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 lb Turkey Pastrami (sliced to 10 or thickest cut) diced into cubes

3 cans Great Northern beans

1/2 sweet onion diced

2 carrots diced

1 celery stalk diced

3 garlic cloves chopped

1/2 bundle Kale sliced

2 chili’s *for spice*

1/4 cup white wine

1 tablespoon thyme

1 tablespoon fennel seed

2 tablespoons chicken bouillon

1/4 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon ground cloves

3 tablespoon cajun seasoning

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

Palm oil

Equipment: Small stock pot

On medium heat, sautee onions, carrots, garlic, celery in fennel, thyme, chilis, cloves, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning in palm oil. Add 1/4 cup water and stir. Then add in Pastrami with white wine and continue about 5 minutes.

Note: the reddish color comes from the palm oil

Take off the stove and fill with water, stir in drained beans, and chicken boullion. Continue to stir and let boil an hour. Add kale and let boil another hour on medium heat.

Pour in almond milk and 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning. Let simmer on low for 10 mins. Taste to make sure you dont need anymore salt or pepper. It should look creamy like this when you are finished.

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