MEDITERRANEAN STEAMED COD OREGANO WITH BASIL TOMATOES IMPORTED FROM ITALY – FRESH KALE – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED YELLOW ONION – CLAM JUICE TOPPED WITH CHOPPED FRESH GREEN ONIONS

Tasty and also good for you . . .

For 4

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

–oregano (dried, bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–tomatoes (packaged, drain, 2 cups)

–kale (3 stalks, fresh, torn into bite-sized pieces)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–chopped yellow onion (one-half, medium)

–clam juice (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–green onions (chopped, fresh, 3 stalks)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the tomatoes in a large covered baking dish.  Add bite-sized kale, minced garlic, and onion.  Sprinkle with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.  Fold, stirring gently.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

2 – Place the cod on top, spooning a bit of the sauce over it.  Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod and sauce hot, atop pasta, rice, or couscous.

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

SMOTHERED WILD SALMON CORIANDER WITH COTTAGE CHEESE – CHOPPED ONIONS – CRUNCHY PANKO CRUMBS – FRESH PARSLEY IN CLAM JUICE

Tastes like a gourmet offering, but easy . . .

For 4:

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

–coriander (1 tablespoon, bottled, dried)

–cottage cheese (one-half cup, low fat)

–chopped onion (one-half)

–crunchy panko crumbs (one-third cup, packaged)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–clam juice (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice.  Set aside.

2 – In a small mixing bowl, stir together, salt and pepper to taste, coriander, cottage cheese, chopped onion, crunchy panko crumbs, parsley, and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.  Spread atop the salmon.

3 – Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Salmon tastes better if slightly undercooked, just flaky.

4 – Serve the smothered salmon hot.

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

ATLANTIC COD STEW WITH TURMERIC – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED PARSLEY – MINCED ONION IN WHITE WINE – BROTH SAUCE ATOP BROKEN WHEAT ENGLISH MUFFIN SEASONED WITH GARLIC & OLIVE OIL

Note: Am resuming my cooking blog after a hiatus due to a broken right arm (my husband took over the kitchen).

Recipe sounds difficult but is very easy and very tasty. . .

For 4:

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

–turmeric (1 teaspoon, dried, bottled)

–minced garlic (2 tablespoons, divided, bottled)

–chopped parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–minced onion (1 tablespoon, dried, bottled)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–bone broth (chicken, one-quarter cup)

–English muffin (2, broken apart)

–olive oil (organic, extra virgin, to taste)

–salt and pepper

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish with the white wine and bone broth.  Sprinkle on top the turmeric, minced garlic (1 tablespoon), chopped parsley, minced onion, salt and pepper.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. 

2 – Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

3 – Break wheat English muffin into pieces, bite-sized.  Place in 4 bowls.  Add minced garlic and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds.

4 – Serve the cod stew, hot, atop the garlic muffin.

–cod stew adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Italian Family Cooking.

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.

ORGANIC CHICKEN TENDERS WITH A WARM SIDE SAUCE OF BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – MINCED GARLIC – MINCED DRIED ONION – FRESH PARSLEY – FLOUR – MARSALA WINE

Note:  This is a way to upgrade a simple dish to something really spectacular!

For 4:

–6 organic chicken tenderloins

–chicken bone broth (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

Sauce:

–4 or 5 baby bella mushrooms (fresh, sliced fine)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–minced onion (bottled, dried, 1 tablespoon)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped very fine)

–flour (1 teaspoon)

–marsala wine (one-quarter cup)

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish with the bone broth.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  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.

2 – While the chicken is cooking, place mushrooms, garlic, onion, parsley, flour, and wine in a small mixing bowl.  Stir well.  If wine has been in the refrigerator, you may want to heat the sauce for 30 seconds in the microwave on high.

3 – Serve the chicken hot; place the sauce as a side on the table, to be spooned over the chicken before dining.

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

CHICKEN PARMESAN TENDERS ROLLED IN GARLIC – HERB BREADCRUMBS AND WITH MARINARA SAUCE OF DICED TOMATOES – PARMESAN – SLICED RED ONION – WORCESTERSHIRE ATOP BOWTIE PASTA

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

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

–Parmesan cheese (shredded, one-third cup)

–diced tomatoes (canned, 1 can, drain juice)

–sliced red onion (one-half, medium)

–Worcestershire sauce (2 tablespoons, bottled)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

  • – Place one-half cup of dry bowtie pasta in a covered baking dish. Add water to cover.  Season with salt and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  The microwave on 50 percent power for 8 minutes.  When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.

 

  • – Place Parmesan, tomatoes, red onion, and Worcestershire sauce in a small mixing bowl. Season with olive oil.  Stir well.

 

  • – Place sauce in a covered baking dish, and microwave for 3 minutes on high. Then add chicken tenders that have been dipped in garlic – herb breadcrumbs and seasoned with salt, pepper, and a few more drops of olive oil.

 

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

 

  • – Serve the chicken and sauce, hot, atop the pasta.

–inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

CHICKEN TENDERS SPRINKLED WITH LEMON JUICE – ROSEMARY – MINCED GARLIC – BROTH AND SERVED WITH A SIDE SAUCE OF MINCED BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – PARSLEY – MINCED ONION – MINCED GARLIC – BONE BROTH – FLOUR – CRÈME SHERRY – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–rosemary (bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

Dipping sauce:

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

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped finely)

–crème sherry (one-third cup)

–minced onion (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–bone broth (packaged, 3 tablespoons)

–flour (1 teaspoon)

–extra virgin olive oil (1 tablespoon)

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish with broth.  Sprinkle with lemon juice and rosemary.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  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.

2 – Place mushrooms, parsley, crème sherry, minced onion, minced garlic, bone broth, flour, and extra virgin olive oil in a small mixing bowl.  Stir well.  Microwave on high, in a small, covered baking dish, for 1 and one-half minutes.

3 – Serve the chicken hot, and spoon the sauce over the top, while still hot.

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

GARLIC – HERB BREADED CHICKEN TENDERS ON A BED OF SMALL RED POTATOES – SLICED ONION – FRESH CHOPPED TOMATO – CHOPPED CELERY STALKS – SHREDDED CARROTS – MINCED GARLIC – NUTMEG IN MARINARA – RED WINE SAUCE

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

–small red potatoes (1-inch in size, with jackets, 5 or 6)

–sliced onion (one-half)

–fresh chopped tomato (medium, fresh)

–chopped celery stalks (2, fresh)

–shredded carrots (fresh, 1 handful)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–nutmeg (one-half teaspoon, bottled)

–marinara sauce (I used Ragu “Mama’s” garden variety, 3 tablespoons)

–red wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (bottled)

1 – Place the potatoes, onion, tomato, celery, carrots, garlic in a large, covered baking dish.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Add marinara sauce and red wine.  Stir well.  Finish with salt, pepper, and a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag.  Add olive oil.  Pour in garlic – herb breadcrumbs to coat.  Shake well.

3 – When the vegetables have cooked for 5 minutes, place the breaded chicken on top.  Season with salt, pepper, and a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  When finished, check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken hot atop the vegetables.

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

BAKED COD TOPPED WITH FRESH TOMATO – SEASONED WITH BASIL & PARSLEY – AND ON A BED OF BABY DUTCH POTATOES – SWEET ONION – CHOPPED CELERY IN GARLIC – WHITE WINE SAUCE

 For 4:

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

–tomato (fresh, medium, chopped)

–basil, parsley (dried, 1 teaspoon each)

–baby Dutch potatoes (6 – 8, sliced into bite-sized pieces)

–sweet onion (one-half, medium, sliced)

–celery (2 stalks, chopped)

–garlic (minced, bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place the potatoes, onion, celery, and garlic in a large, covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

2 – Chop the tomato.  Season with salt, pepper, basil, and parsley.

3 – Place the cod atop the vegetables.  Then place the tomato atop the cod.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

4 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

5 – Serve the cod and vegetables hot.

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

CHICKEN TENDERS WITH SHREDDED CARROTS – SLICED VIDALIA ONION – CELERY SEASONED WITH BAY LEAVES AND ACCOMPANIED BY HOMEMADE – PUREED – CHILLED TOMATO PESTO WITH FRESH TOMATOES – PINE NUTS – CILANTRO – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – MINCED GARLIC – GREEN ONIONS

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–shredded carrots (fresh, packaged, 1 handful)

–Vidalia onion (one-half, large, sliced)

–celery (fresh, 2 stalks, chopped)

–bay leaves (2, dried)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

Tomato pesto:

–tomatoes (2, fresh, medium, chopped)

–pine nuts (4 tablespoons)

–cilantro (1 tablespoon, dried)

–extra virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (2 stalks, chopped)

–salt to taste

1 – Add chopped tomatoes, pine nuts, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, green onions, with salt to taste in a food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Refrigerate until time for dinner.

2 – Place the shredded carrots, celery, and onion, with 2 bay leaves, in a covered baking dish.  Add one-quarter cup of water.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

3 – Place the chicken atop the vegetables.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.  When finished, test a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken and vegetables hot, with the tomato pesto on the side.

–chicken and tomato pesto adapted from Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone’s Italian Family Dining.