WILD SOCKEYE SALMON STEAMED IN WHITE WINE & LEMON AND TOPPED WITH FRESH MINT – CAPERS – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED YELLOW ONION

I didn’t call this a “simple dinner,” but it is easy as well as quite tasty.  Tastes very gourmet, but the flavor of the fish shines through. . .

For 2:

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

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–lemon juice (3 squirts)

–fresh mint (3 stems; use leaves only)

–capers (2 tablespoons, bottled)

–chopped yellow onion (3 tablespoons, ready-prepared; or one-quarter medium onion, chopped)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add white wine, and then sprinkle salmon with lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place mint leaves, capers, chopped yellow onion, and minced garlic on top of the salmon.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

2 – Microwave the salmon on high for 3 minutes.  Salmon is best is slightly undercooked so that it is flaky.

3 – Serve the salmon and sauce hot.

–recipe original.

MISSISSIPPI CATFISH FILLET – BREADED – SPRINKLED WITH ONIONS – PINE NUTS – RAISINS AND PLACED IN A LEMON – WHITE WINE SAUCE

Edward Giobbi intended this recipe for catfish.  I recommend catfish from Mississippi. . .

For 2:

–catfish fillet (1, size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound; small is better)

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

–green onions (one-quarter cup, chopped, about 3 stalks)

–yellow onions (one-quarter cup, chopped)

–pine nuts (one-quarter cup, packaged)

–raisins (dark variety, one-quarter cup)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the catfish fillet in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Pour in the breadcrumbs; shake well.  Place the breaded catfish in a covered baking dish. 

2 – Sprinkle the catfish with lemon juice.  Add white wine.  Top with raisins, pine nuts, yellow onions, and green onions (in that order, green onions on top).  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

3 – Microwave the catfish for 6 minutes, 20 seconds, longer if there are thick parts to the fillet.  Catfish is done when it breaks apart easily.

4 – Serve the catfish and sauce hot.

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

A Simple Dinner:  SPICY ATLANTIC COD SRIRACHA TOPPED WITH GREEN & YELLOW DICED ONIONS IN CLAM JUICE SAUCE

A recent study from Italy concluded that including chili peppers in the diet will reduce the likelihood of dying from heart disease and stroke. . .

For 2:

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

–Sriracha sauce (a chili pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons)

–green and yellow diced onions (packaged, 3 tablespoons each)

–clam juice sauce (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice.  Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Place the sriracha sauce in ribbons on top of the cod.  Top with green and yellow diced onions.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 6 minutes.

3 – Serve the cod hot.

–recipe inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

MEDITERRANEAN WILD COD TOPPED IN FETA WITH BASIL – MINCED GARLIC – YELLOW ONION – GREEN ONIONS – FRESH ROMA TOMATO IN IMPORTED ITALIAN TOMATOES – WHITE WINE SAUCE

Mediterranean all the way. . .

For 2:

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

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

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–yellow onion (one-half, sliced)

–green onions (3 stalks, chopped)

–fresh Roma tomato (chopped, medium)

–imported Italian tomatoes (packaged, one-third cup)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the imported Italian tomatoes and the chopped fresh tomato in a covered baking dish.  Add garlic, basil, and yellow onion.  Pour in white wine.  Season with a few drops of olive oil.  Stir well.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the cod in the tomato sauce.  Spoon some sauce atop the cod.  Season the cod with salt, pepper, basil, and olive oil.  Sprinkle chopped green onions on top.  Finish with feta cheese.

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

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

–recipe original.

A Celebratory Dinner for 2:  PARSLEYED CHICKEN FETA ROLLED IN BUTTERY BREADCRUMBS & PLACED ATOP ROMA BASIL TOMATO – YELLOW ONION – GREEN ONIONS IN A WHITE WINE SAUCE

A delicious and easy way to celebrate. . .

For 2:

–3 organic chicken tenderloins

–feta cheese (crumbled, 3 tablespoons)

–buttery breadcrumbs (one-half cup, crushed buttery crackers)

–Roma tomato (1, fresh, chopped, sprinkled with basil, 1 teaspoon)

–yellow onion (one-half, chopped)

–green onions (3 stalks, chopped)

–white wine (no more than one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the chopped tomato with basil, chopped yellow onion, chopped green onions, in the white wine sauce.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place 8 to 10 small buttery crackers in a plastic bag.  Seal.  Crush the crackers with the back of an ice cream spoon. In a second plastic bag, place the chicken tenderloins.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Pour in the crumbs, and shake well.  Place the chicken atop the hot vegetables.  Sprinkle feta cheese and parsley on top.

3 – Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  When finished, test the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken and vegetables hot.

–chicken inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

STEAMED WILD SALMON FILLET TOPPED WITH A SAUCE OF DIJON MUSTARD – MAPLE SYRUP – BROWN SUGAR – CHOPPED YELLOW ONION – FRESH PARSLEY

Add a bit of lemon for a more tart taste. . .

For 4:

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

–Dijon mustard (bottled, one-quarter cup)

–maple syrup (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–brown sugar (packaged, 1 tablespoon)

–chopped yellow onion (one-half, small)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper.

2 – Place mustard, maple syrup, and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl.  Stir vigorously.  Add a few drops of olive oil.  Stir again.  Then pour over the salmon.

3 – Top the salmon with chopped onion and parsley.  Microwave on high for 3 and one-half minutes.  Salmon is better if slightly undercooked.

4 – Serve the salmon and sauce hot.

–salmon inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

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.