BAKED BUTTERED WILD COD WITH CAPERS – FRESH PARSLEY – MINCED GARLIC – LEMON – SLICED ONION – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

The capers and the butter make this recipe. . .

For 4:

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

–healthy margarine (I use Smart Balance; 1 tablespoon)

–capers (3 tablespoons, bottled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–lemon juice (2 tablespoons)

–onion (one-half, medium sliced)

–extra virgin olive oil (to taste)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper (to taste)

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Drench in lemon juice.  Top with capers, parsley, minced garlic, sliced onion, and extra virgin olive oil.  Add white wine to the dish.

2 – Microwave on high for 8 minutes.

3 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.

–adapted by C. Mabry, chef, from a lost recipe.

CRUNCHY ORGANIC LEMON CHICKEN SUPREME TOPPED WITH FRESH LEMON – GREEN ONIONS – PARSLEY – SEASONED WITH LEMON ZEST & LEMON JUICE AND ROLLED IN CRUSHED HERB STUFFING

If you like lemon flavor, this is the recipe for you. . .

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins (organic)

–lemon (fresh, chilled, sliced)

–green onions (3 stalks, fresh, chopped)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–lemon zest (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–lemon juice (3 squirts, bottled)

–herb stuffing (I used Pepperidge Farm herb, one-half cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (organic, bottled)

1 – Place the herb stuffing in a plastic bag.  Seal.  With the back of an ice cream spoon, pound the stuffing into small pieces.

2 – Place the chicken in a separate plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil.  Shake.  Then pour in the herb stuffing.  Shake well.

3 – Place the breaded chicken in a covered baking dish.  Top with green onions, lemon slices, and parsley.  Finish with just a few drops of olive oil.

4 – Microwave the chicken for 6 minutes on high.  When finished, test a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

5 – Serve the chicken hot.

–chicken inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

 

A Simple Dinner: BAKED WILD SALMON TOPPED WITH LEMON SLICES & PARSLEY AND SEASONED WITH LEMON ZEST & ROSEMARY IN CLAM JUICE

For 4:

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

–lemon (chilled, fresh, sliced)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–lemon zest (lemon peel, 1 tablespoon, bottled)

–rosemary (bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–clam juice (one-eighth cup, just enough to steam)

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice.  Season with salt, pepper, lemon jest, rosemary, and olive oil.  With a very sharp knife, carefully slice a chilled lemon into four segments.  Place the lemon atop the salmon.  Finish with chopped parsley.

2 – Microwave the salmon on high for 5 minutes.  Do not overcook.  Salmon is best if slightly undercooked.

3 – Serve the salmon hot, with a lemon slice on each serving.

–salmon adapted from Salmon Recipe Book:  Delightful Salmon Recipes Made Easy for Beginners (a kindle e-book).

A Simple Dinner:  BAKED LEMON COD TOPPED WITH FRESH LEMON SLICES – PARSLEY – CAPERS – LEMON ZEST & IN A SAUCE OF CLAM JUICE

For 4:

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

–lemon (fresh, sliced when chilled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–capers (bottled, 2 tablespoons)

–lemon zest (bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup, bottled)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Add the clam juice.  Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest, and olive oil.  Place caper on top.  Slice a chilled fresh lemon with a very sharp knife.  Place slices atop the cod.  Finish with parsley sprinkled on top.

2 – Microwave the cod for 8 minutes on high.

3 – Serve the cod hot.

–cod inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

CHICKEN PICCATA ROLLED IN GARLIC – HERB BREADCRUMBS – TOPPED WITH LEMON SLICES – IN A SAUCE OF CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY – BONE BROTH – WHITE WINE

Note:  Originally intended for veal, this recipe works equally well for chicken.

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

–lemon (fresh, sliced cold)

–garlic – herb breadcrumbs (one-third cup, boxed)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

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

–white wine (one-eighth cup, use the real wine rather than cooking wine)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the parsley, bone broth, and white wine in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag.  Add half a dozen drops of olive oil.  Pour in one-third cup of garlic – herb breadcrumbs.  Shake well.  Then add chicken to the sauce, being careful to separate the tenderloins.  Spoon sauce over the top.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  With a very sharp knife, slice a chilled fresh lemon.  Place on top of the chicken.

3 – 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.

4 – Serve the chicken piccata with sauce, hot.

–chicken piccata inspired by Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

SPICY COD OREGANO WITH RED ONION – PARSLEY – CAYENNE – MINCED GARLIC IN A LEMON – WHITE WINE SAUCE ATOP GARLIC SMALL SHELL PASTA

For 4:

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

–oregano (dried, 1 teaspoon)

–red onion (one-half, medium, sliced)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–cayenne pepper (one-quarter teaspoon, bottled)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–white wine (one-third cup)

–small shell pasta (one-half cup, dry)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place the small shell pasta in a covered baking dish.  Add 1 cup of water, salt to taste, and a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.

2 – Place the onion in a covered baking dish.  Add minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, a few drops of olive oil.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

3 – Place the cod in the white wine.  Drench in lemon juice.  Season the cod with salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne, parsley, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 9 minutes.  Cod is ready when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod with onions hot, atop the small shell pasta.

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

A Simple Dinner:  BAKED CHICKEN STRIPS WITH ROSEMARY – MINCED GARLIC – LEMON – FRESH ITALIAN PARSLEY IN RED WINE SAUCE

For 4:

–6 chicken breast strips

–rosemary (1 tablespoon, dried, bottled)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–lemon (bottled, 3 squirts)

–fresh Italian parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–red wine (use the real stuff; one-quarter cup)

1 – Place the chicken strips in a covered baking dish.  Place on top salt and pepper to taste, rosemary, minced garlic, lemon juice, and fresh Italian parsley. 

2 – Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  Strips are usually narrow, and cook rapidly.  Check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken hot.

–chicken adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Italian Family Cooking.

DECONSTRUCTED SALMON & SHRIMP SKEWERS WITH YELLOW BELL PEPPER – MINCED GARLIC – MARJORAM – THYME – CLAM JUICE AND TOPPED WITH LEMON SLICES ATOP COUSCOUS

For 4:

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

–shrimp (thawed from frozen, packaged, about 12)

–yellow bell pepper (one-half, fresh, sliced)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–marjoram, thyme (one-half teaspoon each, bottled)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup, bottled)

–lemon (fresh, sliced)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–couscous (follow package instructions for microwaving; brand differ)

1 – Place the bell pepper in a covered baking dish with the clam juice and minced garlic.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Stir well.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the salmon in the sauce.  Season with marjoram, thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Place lemon slices on top.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Then push aside the lemon, and pour the shrimp on top of the salmon.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes more.  Salmon should be flaky, but not red.  Shrimp should be pink.  If not, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the salmon, shrimp, and sauce hot, atop couscous.

–recipe adapted from Seafood Recipes, a kindle e-book.

A Simple Dinner:  SPICY POACHED COD & SHRIMP TOPPED WITH LEMON SLICES & IN A SAUCE OF SALSA – CHICKEN BROTH – WHITE WINE ATOP BROWN RICE

Note:  This entrée has a very mild yet spicy flavor.  The broth and wine reduce the sharpness of the tomato in the salsa.

For 4:

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

–shrimp (thawed from frozen package, about 12, medium)

–lemon (fresh, sliced)

–salsa (bottled; I used medium flavor; 1 cup)

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

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–brown rice (instant; follow package instructions for microwaving because brands differ)

1 – Place the salsa, chicken broth, and white wine in a covered baking dish.  Season with a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the cod in the sauce.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  With a very sharp knife, slice the lemon, and place over the cod.  Microwave on high for just 4 minutes.  When finished, place the lemon on the side of the cod, and pour the shrimp on top.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for another 3 minutes.

3 – Serve the cod, shrimp, and sauce, hot, atop brown rice.

–adapted from Seafood Recipes (a kindle e-book).

STEAMED LEMON COD WITH GREEN ONIONS – PARSLEY – LEMON SLICES IN WHITE WINE – CLAM JUICE SAUCE ATOP JASMINE RICE

Note:  If you like mild fish with a delicate sauce, this is the recipe for you.

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

–green onions (2 stalks, chopped)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–lemon juice (3 squirts, bottled)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–jasmine rice (follow package instructions for microwaving; brands differ)

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish with the white wine and clam juice.  Drench in lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add green onions and parsley.  With a very sharp knife, slice a cold lemon and place on top.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 8 minutes.

3 – Serve the cod hot, atop the rice.

–recipe inspired by C. Mabry, chef.