CHILI – ROASTED COD WITH SRIRACHA – OREGANO – CUMIN IN LIME JUICE

For 4:

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

–sriracha sauce (chili, bottled)

–oregano (fresh if possible, leaves from 3 stems; or dried, one-half teaspoon)

–cumin (one-fourth teaspoon)

–lime juice (bottled)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish with one-fourth cup of water.  Drench in lime juice.  Season with oregano and cumin (amounts above), salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Spread three thin (one-eighth inch width) ribbons of sriracha sauce lengthwise along the cod.

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

3 – Serve the cod hot.

–cod adapted from Real Simple magazine.

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TRIPLE SPICY COD WRAPPED IN HERB CORNBREAD CRUMBS & SEASONED WITH CREOLE – PAPRIKA – SRIRACHA – SUGAR – CLAM JUICE

Note:  On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the hottest, this recipe is a 4.

–cod (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–herb cornbread crumbs (packaged; I used Pepperidge Farm)

–creole seasoning (or Cajun)

–paprika (bottled)

–sriracha chili sauce (bottled)

–sugar

–clam juice (or fish broth)

1 – Place the cod in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, creole seasoning, paprika, and olive oil.  Pour a small amount of herb breadcrumbs in the bag.  Shake well.  Then place the breaded cod in a covered baking dish (no water). 

2 – In a small mixing bowl, place 1 teaspoon of sriracha chili sauce and 3 tablespoons of clam juice.  Stir well.  Then pour the sauce over the cod.  Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the cod.

3 – Microwave the cod for 6 minutes on high.  (Cod is done when it begins to break apart.)

4 – Serve the cod hot, warning your family that the cod is very, very spicy.

–cod inspired by allrecipes.com

LEMON CHICKEN WITH PARSLEY – ROSEMARY – GARLIC / KALE WITH CHILI SAUCE / HERBED CREAMED POTATOES

–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–lemon juice

–parsley (fresh if possible)

–rosemary (fresh if possible)

–garlic salt

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–kale (fresh, one-half package)

–Sriracha sauce

–Bartlett potatoes (6 to 8 small)

–marjoram, basil, oregano, parsley, chives, thyme (fresh if possible)

–milk (dairy, soy, or almond)

 

1 – Wash and scrub potatoes; cut in 1-inch squares.  Place in a covered baking dish with 1 inch water.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave for 15 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish with a little water.  Drench with lemon juice.  Season with rosemary, garlic salt, parsley, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Set aside.

3 – Place 2 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce in a half cup of water.  Stir well.  Place kale in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Pour Sriracha sauce with water on top.  Microwave for 5 minutes on high.

4 – Warm the milk for 1 minute in the microwave.  Using a food processor, pulse the potatoes with the milk.  Season the potatoes with all the herbs.  Then pulse to combine.  Place in a covered baking dish, and microwave for 1 minute.

5 – Microwave the chicken for 5 minutes.

6 – Serve the chicken hot, with the spicy kale and herbed potatoes as sides.

–chicken adapted from Italian Family Cooking (Edward Giobbi, author); kale adapted from allrecipes.com; potatoes original.