WILD ATLANTIC COD WITH MINT – ROSEMARY – ARTICHOKE HEARTS – SLICED BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

The flavors meld together very well. . .

–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–mint (bottled, dried, 1 teaspoon)

–rosemary (bottled, dried, 1 tablespoon)

–artichoke hearts (canned, 3 hearts, chopped, no seasoning)

–baby bella mushrooms (3 or 4, chopped, fresh)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (3 stalks, fresh, chopped)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (organic is possible)

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Pour on the white wine.  Season with salt, pepper, mint, minced garlic, and rosemary.  Place the artichoke hearts, baby bella mushrooms, and green onions on top.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 8 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

3 – Serve the cod and vegetables hot.

–cod adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

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MISSISSIPPI CATFISH WITH A SAUCE OF PUREED TOMATOES – CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS – MINCED GARLIC – RED BELL PEPPER – BLACK OLIVES – WHITE WINE ATOP SLICED RED POTATOES

A recipe for liking catfish when they are not fried. . .

–4 fillets of catfish (medium size)

–pureed tomatoes (1 can, drained)

–chopped green onions (3 stalks, chopped)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–red bell pepper (one-half, fresh, medium, sliced)

–black olives (1 small can, drained, sliced)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–sliced potatoes (5 or 6 small, cut to bite-sized)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (organic, if possible)

1 – Place the potatoes in 1 inch of water in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 15 minutes (for very tender potatoes).  When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.

2 – Place the tomatoes, minced garlic, and white wine in a large, covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Stir well.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Nestle the catfish in 1 layer amid the sauce.  Season with salt, pepper, and a few drops of olive oil.  Sprinkle black olives and green onions on top.  Microwave on high for 8 minutes.  When finished, check a center piece to be sure that it flakes and is done.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the catfish and sauce hot, atop the potatoes.

–catfish (this recipe was intended for catfish) adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

A Company Dinner for 4:  SPICY ATLANTIC COD WITH BROCCOLI FLORETS & BLACK OLIVES SEASONED WITH OREGANO – MINCED GARLIC – CAYENNE IN WHITE WINE SAUCE WITH A SIDE OF BOILED RED POTATOES

Almost a one-dish dinner, easy and delicious. . .

For 4:

–Atlantic (wild) cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–broccoli florets (from 2 heads of broccoli, fresh)

–black olives (sliced, 1 small can, drained)

–oregano (1 tablespoon, dried, bottled)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–cayenne pepper (to taste, about 1 teaspoon)

–white wine (one-third cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (organic if possible)

–red potatoes (8 to 10, cut bite-sized)

1 – Place bite-sized, cut, red potatoes in a covered baking dish.  Add 1 inch of water.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 15 minutes.  When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.

2 – Place the broccoli florets around a large, covered, baking dish.  Add white wine.  Add cod in the center of the baking dish.  Season cod and broccoli with salt, pepper, oregano, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper.  Sprinkle black olives on top.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave the cod for 12 minutes on high.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod and broccoli hot, with the potatoes as a side.

–menu and recipes inspired by Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

PARSLEYED ORGANIC CHICKEN TENDERS ROLLED IN BREADCRUMBS WITH ARTICHOKE HEARTS – BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – RED ONION IN MARSALA WINE – BROTH SAUCE

Lots of veggies make this recipe!

For 4:

–6 organic chicken tenderloins

–breadcrumbs (boxed, plain, one-third cup)

–artichoke hearts (canned, 2, sliced)

–baby bella mushrooms (4 or 5, chopped, fresh)

–red onion (sliced, one-half, medium)

–marsala wine (one-quarter cup)

–chicken bone broth (3 tablespoons, packaged)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (organic if possible)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

1 – Place the artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and red onion in the marsala wine and bone broth.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken tenderloins in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Pour in the plain breadcrumbs.  Shake well.

3 – Place the chicken amidst the veggies in the sauce.  Sprinkle with parsley and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

4 – Serve the chicken, sauce, and vegetables hot.

–adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

CREAMY ATLANTIC COD WITH WHIPPED SAUCE OF CASHEW NUTS – TOMATOES – FRESH BASIL – FRESH MINCED GARLIC – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

A rich sauce that delights. . .

–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–cashew nuts (one-quarter cup)

–tomatoes (1 can, drained)

–fresh basil (4 or 6 medium leaves, broken up)

–fresh minced garlic (1 tablespoon)

–extra virgin olive oil (3 or 4 drops)

–salt and pepper

1 – Prepare the sauce first:  Place cashew nuts, tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil in a food processor.  Pulse until smooth.  Then season with salt and pepper to taste.

2 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Pour the sauce on top.

3 – Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Cod is ready when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod hot, atop pasta if desired.

–cod and sauce inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

A Simple Dinner:  ORGANIC CHICKEN TENDERS TOPPED WITH GOLDEN RAISINS – PINE NUTS – CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY IN CREAM SHERRY SAUCE

A deliciously sweet way to serve chicken . . .

For 4:

–6 organic chicken tenders

–golden raisins (one-quarter cup; soak for 15 minutes in warm water)

–pine nuts (one-quarter cup)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–cream sherry (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish.  Add the cream sherry.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle golden raisins, pine nuts, and chopped fresh parsley on top.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  When finished, test a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot, atop rice if desired.

–chicken adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

POACHED SALMON ALFREDO TOPPED WITH FRESH TOMATO – DILL – PARSLEY – FRESH LEMON & SUBMERGED IN A CREAMY WHITE SAUCE OF SHREDDED PARMESAN – MILK – FLOUR – DIJON

This salmon will melt in your mouth!

–salmon (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–tomato (fresh, medium, chopped)

–dill (1 teaspoon, dried, bottled)

–parsley (1 handful, fresh, chopped)

–lemon (fresh, sliced when chilled)

–Parmesan cheese (one-quarter cup, shredded)

–milk (one – half cup, dairy or almond—not soy)

–flour (1 tablespoon)                        

–Dijon mustard (1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

 

1 – Make the white sauce first:  Place milk in a microwaveable cup, and microwave for 45 seconds.  In a second cup, place flour.  Slowly add the hot milk to the second cup, beating vigorously.  Add Parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard.  Stir well.

2 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dill.  Then top with chopped tomato and sliced lemon.  Finish with parsley and a few drops of olive oil.

3 – Pour the sauce on top of the salmon.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  Salmon is best if slightly undercooked.

4 – Serve the salmon and sauce hot.

SPICY COD WITH OREGANO – GINGER – FRESH PARSLEY – CAYENNE – MINCED GARLIC IN WHITE WINE – BRANDY SAUCE

A touch of heat in the cayenne blends well with the surprise taste of ginger & oregano. . .

For 4:

–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–oregano (dried, 1 teaspoon, bottled)

–ginger (dried, 1 teaspoon, bottled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–cayenne (one-half teaspoon)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–brandy (2 tablespoons)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Add the white wine and brandy.  Season the cod with salt, pepper, oregano, ginger, cayenne, and minced garlic.  Finish by sprinkling with fresh parsley and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 8 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

3 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.

–cod adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

MISSISSIPPI CATFISH SMOTHERED IN SWISS CHEESE & SEASONED WITH HERBS DE PROVENCE & THYME IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

This is truly delicious, a hybrid of Mississippi and Southeast France. . .

For 4:

–4 fillets of catfish (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–Swiss cheese (6 slices)

–herbs de provence (dried, bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–thyme (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–extra virgin olive oil

–salt and pepper

1 – Place the catfish in a covered baking dish.  Add the white wine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place Swiss cheese on top to cover.  Sprinkle with herbs de provence and thyme.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes.

3 – Serve the catfish and sauce hot.

–catfish inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

A Simple Dinner:  STEAMED COD SEASONED WITH ROSEMARY – MINCED GARLIC – PARSLEY

The simple dinners can be the best—with the right seasoning, and this seems to be the right seasoning. . .

For 4:

–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–rosemary (1 tablespoon, dried, bottled)

–minced garlic (2 tablespoons, bottled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place cod in a covered baking dish with one-eighth cup water (for steaming).

2 – Sprinkle rosemary, minced garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil on top.

3 – Microwave on high for 7 and one-half minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod hot.

–cod adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.