STEAMED RED SNAPPER WRAPPED IN RED LEAF LETTUCE – SEASONED WITH CORIANDER & MINCED GARLIC IN A LEMON – CLAM JUICE SAUCE WITH A CHILLED & PUREED DIPPING SAUCE OF ALMONDS – CAPERS – ITALIAN TOMATOES – GREEN OLIVES – YELLOW ONION – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Designed for red snapper, but any white fish will work. . .

For 2:

–fillet of red snapper (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–red leaf lettuce (2 large leaves, fresh)

–coriander (dried, 1 tablespoon, bottled)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–clam juice (for steaming, one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

Dipping sauce (chilled):

–almonds (15, roasted are best)

–capers (drained, 2 tablespoons, bottled)

–Italian tomatoes (packaged, one-eighth cup; or marinara sauce, bottled)

–green olives (no pimento; 5 or 6, bottled)

–yellow onion (to taste, but at least 3 tablespoons, chopped, packaged)

–extra virgin olive oil (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–salt and pepper (to taste)

1 – Prepare the side sauce in advance in order to let the flavors blend.  Place almond, capers, Italian tomatoes (or marinara sauce), green olives, yellow onion, and extra virgin olive oil in a food processor.  Pulse until minced (will be lumpy).  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour before dinner.

2 – For fish, place a large lettuce leaf in the bottom of a covered baking dish.  Place fish on top.  Squirt with lemon juice.  Add clam juice.  Season with salt, pepper (to taste), coriander, and minced garlic.  Place a second large lettuce leaf on top.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Fish is done if it flakes easily, though red snapper is firmer than many other white fish.

4 – Serve the red snapper with wilted lettuce leaves hot, with the  chilled dipping sauce on the side.

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

WILD COD PESTO – ROLLED IN BREADCRUMBS – TOPPED WITH CHOPPED YELLOW ONIONS – SEASONED WITH OREGANO & MINCED GARLIC – IN ITALIAN TOMATO & WHITE WINE SAUCE

Appeals to the taste with a burst of distinct flavors. . .

For 2:

–wild cod (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–pesto sauce (bottled, 2 tablespoons, basil pesto)

–clam juice (bottled, 2 tablespoons)

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

–chopped yellow onions (ready packaged, 3 tablespoons)

–oregano (bottled, dried, 1 teaspoon)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–Italian tomatoes (Pomi brand, pureed, two-thirds cup)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper (to taste)

–extra virgin olive oil (to taste)

1 – Place the tomatoes in a covered baking dish.  Add minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, white wine, extra virgin olive oil to taste.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

2 – Meanwhile, place the cod in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and add olive oil to coat.  Pour in the breadcrumbs.  Shake well.  Then place the cod in the tomato sauce.  Spoon some on top.  Set aside.

3 – Place the pesto sauce and clam juice in a small mixing bowl.  Stir well.  Then pour the resulting sauce atop the cod.  Finish with the chopped onion and a few drops of olive oil.

4 – Microwave for 6 minutes on high.

5 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.

–recipe original, but inspired by Edward Giobbi.

MEDITERRANEAN WILD SALMON SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE – GRAPE TOMATOES – BLACK OLIVES – RED LEAF LETTUCE – FRESH PARSLEY IN SALAD DRESSING OF RED WINE – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – HONEY DIJON

Mediterranean all the way. . .

For 4:

–wild salmon (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

–clam juice (one-eighth cup)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–feta cheese (broken apart, one-quarter cup)

–grape tomatoes (fresh, 12 to 15)

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

–red leaf lettuce (8 large lettuce leaves, broken apart into bite-sized pieces)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped)

Salad dressing:

–one-quarter cup red wine

–one-quarter cup extra virgin olive

–1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard

1 – Place the salmon fillet in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice.  Sprinkle with lemon juice.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes. 

2 – When finished, let cool but do not refrigerate.  Break apart the salmon into bite-sized pieces, but discard the skin.  Set aside.

3 – In a large salad bowl, place bite-sized pieces of red leaf lettuce.  Top with grape tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese.  Then add salmon.  Finish with chopped parsley.

4 – For the salad dressing, stir together, briskly, the red wine, olive oil, and honey Dijon.  Serve the dressing on dinner table for individuals to serve themselves.

4 – Serve the salad immediately.

–salmon salad adapted from Les Illagan’s Salmon Recipe Book:  Delightful Salmon Recipes Made Easy for Beginners.

A Simple Dinner:  CHICKEN ALMOND CRUNCH

Children will love this as finger food. . .

For 2:

–4 chicken tenderloins (organic)

–crushed almonds (25 to 50 roasted, salted almonds, ground in a food processor)

–extra virgin olive oil

–salt and pepper

1 – Place the chicken tenders in a plastic bag.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.  Coat the chicken with the olive oil.

2 – Place ground almonds on a large plate.  One by one, press the chicken tenders into the crushed almonds.  Then place in a covered baking dish.  Do not let the chicken tenders touch each other, and do NOT add water.

3 – Microwave for 4 minutes on high.  Chicken will be crispy and slightly overcooked, best for finger food.

4 – Serve the chicken almond crunch hot, but it is also good cold, right out of the refrigerator as leftovers.

–recipe original.

A Simple Dinner:  BAKED ATLANTIC COD IN A PESTO – MARINARA SAUCE AND SPRINKLED WITH BASIL & PINE NUTS

A gourmet taste, but quickly prepared. . .

For 2:

–cod (Atlantic, wild, size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–pesto (basil variety, 1 tablespoon stirred into 2 tablespoons of clam juice)

–marinara sauce (bottled; I used Ragu, “Mama’s garden variety”; one-quarter cup)

–basil (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–pine nuts (packaged, 3 tablespoons)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper.  Spoon marinara sauce on top.  Set aside.

2 – Stir together the basil pesto and clam juice.  Then spoon atop the cod.  Finish with basil, pine nuts, and extra virgin olive oil to taste.

3 – Microwave the cod for 6 minutes on high.

3 – Serve the cod hot, with sauce.

–recipe original.

HONEY – GLAZED & SPICY WILD SALMON FILET TOPPED WITH SRIRACHA – DICED RED BELL PEPPER – CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS IN A LEMON – CLAM JUICE SAUCE

Almost too pretty to eat, but do it anyway. . .

For 2:

–wild salmon filet (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–honey (3 tablespoons, bottled; be sparing)

–sriracha sauce (3 tablespoons, bottled, placed in ribbons across the salmon)

–red bell pepper (one-quarter pepper, diced, fresh)

–green onions (ready – prepared, one-quarter cup; or 3 stalks, chopped, fresh)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place salmon in a covered baking dish.  Squirt with lemon juice, and then add clam juice.  Season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle honey and sriracha sauce on top.  Finish with red bell pepper, green onions, and extra virgin olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

3 – Serve the salmon fillet hot.

–recipe inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

ORGANIC CHICKEN GARLIC – ROSEMARY TOPPED BY GREEN ONIONS WITH BABY DUTCH POTATOES IN A SAUCE OF WHITE WINE & CHICKEN BONE BROTH

Flavorful. . .and quintecential Edward Giobbi. . .

For 2:

–4 organic chicken tenderloins

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–rosemary (dried, 1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (fresh, ready-prepared, one-quarter cup; or 3 stalks, chopped)

–baby Dutch potatoes (6 to 8, halved, packaged)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–chicken bone broth (low sodium, non-fat, packaged, one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Wash and then halve the potatoes.  Place in a large, covered baking dish.  Add white wine and chicken bone broth.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, minced garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 8 minutes.

2 – Nestle the chicken tenderloins in the sauce with the potatoes.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Spoon sauce ove the chicken.  Top with green onions.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  When finished, check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken and potatoes, with sauce, hot.

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

BAKED WILD COD WITH MINCED GARLIC – GREEN ONIONS – ROSEMARY IN LEMON & CLAM JUICE SAUCE AND SERVED WITH BROCCOLI FLORETS AND A SLOW COOKER SIDE OF NAVY BEANS SEASONED WITH MINCED GARLIC – GREEN ONIONS – ROSEMARY – FAUX BACON

An especially good recipe for slow cooker beans. . .on the MIND diet. . .

For 2:

–wild cod (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–minced garlic (2 tablespoons, bottled, divided)

–green onions (one-third cup, divided, purchased ready cut)

–rosemary (2 tablespoons, bottled, divided)

–lemon juice (bottled, 2 squirts)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup, bottled)

–broccoli (florets, and stems, if desired, from 1 head, fresh)

–navy beans (1 cup, dried; submerge in 3 and one-half cups water overnight)

–Bac-n pieces (2 tablespoons, faux bacon, soy, bottled)

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – After the navy beans have soaked overnight, place in a slow cooker.  Add chicken bone broth just to the top of the beans.  Season with 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon rosemary, one-sixth cup green onions, salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil to taste.  Cook on low for 5 and one-half hours.  Place setting on warm until dinnertime.

2 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Add lemon juice and clam juice.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Top with rosemary, green onions, and minced garlic.  Set aside.

3 – Cut the florets (and stems, if desired) from 1 head of broccoli.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Top with rosemary, green onions, and minced garlic.  Microwave on high for 4 and one-half minutes, less if crisper broccoli is desired.

4 – Microwave the cod for 6 minutes.

5 – Serve the cod hot, with sides of beans and broccoli.

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

One-Dish Dinner for 2:  ORGANIC CHICKEN TENDERS WITH BROCCOLI FLORETS & BABY DUTCH POTATOES IN A MINCED GARLIC & SRIRACHA – SPICED SAUCE OF WHITE WINE & CHICKEN BONE BROTH

All-in-one makes for easy cooking and quick clean-up.  Also tasty!

For 2:

–4 chicken tenderloins (organic, if possible)

–broccoli florets (from 2 heads, fresh)

–baby Dutch potatoes (8 to 10 small potatoes, halved)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–sriracha sauce (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–chicken bone broth (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Cut each potato in half, and place in a large, covered baking dish.  Add white wine and chicken bone broth.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 8 minutes.

2 – While potatoes are cooking, cut the florets off 2 heads of broccoli.  Then set aside.

3 – When potatoes have cooked, place the chicken tenders in the middle of the baking dish, each separated from the other.  Add florets around the side.

4 – Season with minced garlic, salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Drizzle sriracha sauce over the entire entrée.

5 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes.  When finished, check a center piece of chicken for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 additional minute.

6 – Serve the chicken, potatoes, and broccoli hot, spooning the sauce on top.

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

BAKED WILD SALMON IN LEMON – CLAM JUICE AND SERVED WITH A CHILLED SAUCE OF PARSLEY – FRESH GARLIC – MINT – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – BLUSH WINE VINAIGRETTE

My husband says this is company-worthy. . .recipe can be doubled. . .

For 2:

–wild salmon (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–clam juice (bottled, one-eighth cup)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, minced)

–garlic (bottled, minced, 1 tablespoon)

–mint (bottled, 1 tablespoon, dried)

–blush wine vinaigrette (one-third cup, bottled)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (4 tablespoons, divided)

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice.  Sprinkle with lemon juice.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  (Will be slightly undercooked, which is preferable for good salmon.)

2 – Place minced parsley, minced garlic, mint, blush wine vinaigrette, and extra virgin olive oil in a food processor.  Pulse until pureed.  Serve separately on the table.

3 – Serve the salmon hot, with the sauce on the side.

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