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.

BAKED WILD COD IN LEMON & CLAM JUICE SERVED WITH CHILLED & PUREED MUSTARD RELISH OF DIJON – HONEY – PARSLEY – CAPERS – LEMON – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

An easy and good zing with cod. . .

For 2:

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

–clam juice (bottled, one-eighth cup)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–Dijon mustard (bottled, 4 tablespoons)

–honey (bottled, 2 tablespoons)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, minced)

–capers (bottled, 4 tablespoons)

–lemon juice (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–extra virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons)

1 – Place cod in a covered baking dish.  Add clam juice and sprinkle with lemon juice.  Season with salt, pepper, and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  (Cod is done when it begins to break apart.)

2 – While cod is baking, add Dijon mustard, honey, minced parsley, capers, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil to a food processor.  Pulse until minced.

3 – Serve the cod hot, with the relish beside the cod, chilled.

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

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.

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.

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).

SPICY STEAMED ATLANTIC COD TOPPED IN ITALIAN BREADCRUMBS WITH MINCED GARLIC – CAYENNE – ROSEMARY – FRESH PARSLEY ON A BED OF ENGLISH PEAS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

English peas blend well with cod. . .

For 4:

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

–Italian breadcrumbs (one-quarter cup, boxed)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–cayenne pepper (one-quarter teaspoon, bottled)

–rosemary (1 teaspoon, bottled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–English peas (green peas, one-half cup, frozen)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (preferably organic)

1 – Place English peas, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper (to taste), white wine, and a few drops of olive oil in a covered baking dish.  Stir well.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

2 – Nestle the cod amid the English peas.  Top with salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and extra virgin olive oil.  Sprinkle with Italian breadcrumbs.

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

4 – Serve the cod atop the English peas, hot.

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

ONE-DISH CHICKEN DINNER WITH CAULIFLOWER FLORETS – DICED ITALIAN TOMATOES – SLICED BLACK OLIVES SEASONED WITH ROSEMARY – MINCED GARLIC – FRESH PARSLEY IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

These flavors meld very well. . .

For 4:

–organic chicken tenderloins (6)

–cauliflower florets (from 1 headI)

–diced tomatoes (1 can, do not drain)

–sliced black olives (1 small can, drained)

–rosemary (1 tablespoon)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–white wine (one-half cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cauliflower, tomatoes, black olives, and white wine in a large, covered baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper (to taste), rosemary, minced garlic, and chopped fresh parsley.  Gently fold all together.  Sprinkle with a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 10 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken on top, partially submerged.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  When finished check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken, vegetables, and sauce hot.

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

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.

A Simple Dinner:  ORGANIC CHICKEN TENDERS TOPPED WITH GOLDEN RAISINS – PINE NUTS – CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY IN CREAM SHERRY SAUCE

A deliciously sweet way to serve chicken . . .

For 4:

–6 organic chicken tenders

–golden raisins (one-quarter cup; soak for 15 minutes in warm water)

–pine nuts (one-quarter cup)

–fresh parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–cream sherry (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish.  Add the cream sherry.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle golden raisins, pine nuts, and chopped fresh parsley on top.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – 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.

3 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot, atop rice if desired.

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

SPICY COD WITH OREGANO – GINGER – FRESH PARSLEY – CAYENNE – MINCED GARLIC IN WHITE WINE – BRANDY SAUCE

A touch of heat in the cayenne blends well with the surprise taste of ginger & oregano. . .

For 4:

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

–oregano (dried, 1 teaspoon, bottled)

–ginger (dried, 1 teaspoon, bottled)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–cayenne (one-half teaspoon)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–brandy (2 tablespoons)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish.  Add the white wine and brandy.  Season the cod with salt, pepper, oregano, ginger, cayenne, and minced garlic.  Finish by sprinkling with fresh parsley and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

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

3 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.

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