My entry for Saucy Mama’s 2017 recipe contest and a Saucy Mama’s Products Giveaway!!!

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BACON INFUSED POTATOES & PRAWNS OVER TARRAGON LEMON MUSTARD WINE SAUCE

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3 slices thick cut hardwood smoke bacon diced small
2 little purple potatoes cut in half
2 little Yukon gold potatoes cut in half
2 little red potatoes cut in half
6 large prawns peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped fine
Sauce-
1/3 cup Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard
13 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup dry white wine
Pinch salt
In a skillet on stove top on medium high heat add oil and diced bacon cook until bits of bacon are crispy remove and place on paper towel. To the bacon grease add potatoes cook 6 minutes on each sides add prawns to the potatoes and cook until they turn pink on both side turning them ones.
On medium heat in a small sauce pan add sauce ingredient and whisk just until it is heated through.
In two shallow bowls pour equal amount of sauce top the sauce in each bowls with 3 prawns and a potato of each kind sprinkle with half the bacon bits and parsley in each bowls.

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CFE Blogger Recipe Challenge


Salted Cod Stuffed Mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup red bell pepper chopped fine
12 button mushrooms stem removed
Filing-
5 ounces Cristobal salted cod prepared
2 ounces onion and chives cream cheese softened
1 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped fine
2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray set aside.
On Stove top in a non-stick pan on medium heat sauté bell pepper in 1 tablespoon butter for 3 to 4 minutes just until the pepper has softened.
Finely chopped prepared salted cod dab with paper towel to remove any excess water add fish to a mixing bowl with the remaining filing ingredients mix until well incorporated. Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon fill each mushroom bottoms with equal amount of filling place stuffed mushrooms on pan and bake 15 minutes.

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Salted Cod Lasagna Roll-Ups with Lemony Roasted Pepper Sauce


12 lasagna noodles
Filing-
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup onion chopped fine
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound Cristobal Salted Cod prepared and chopped fine
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
Zest of one lemon
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
7 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
Sauce-
3 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
2 ½ cups milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 ounces cream cheese softened
½ cup roasted peppers pure
Pinch salt & pepper
Topping-
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup Italian parley chopped fine

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with non- stick cooking spray and set aside. Boil the noodles according to package and drain.
In a non-stick pan add oil and onions sauté on medium heat 4 minutes add garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes. Remove onions and garlic and place in a large bowl. To the same pan add butter and chopped up cod sauté 3 minutes remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add cod to mixing bowl as well as the spinach, lemon zest, pepper, ricotta and 1 egg mix the filing until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
In a medium sauce pan add butter and flour on medium heat whisk for 2 minutes to cook off the flour and form a roux do not brown, add milk whisk until it starts to thicken add lemon juice and cream cheese and whisk until cream cheese has melted, last to the sauce add the roasted pepper pure, pinch salt & pepper mix to just incorporate the pure into the sauce.

To assemble the roll ups place flat on a clean cutting board a lasagna noodle, spread evenly on the noodle a 1/3 cup salted cod filling starting at one end gently roll the noodle to form a firm roll do the same for the remaining noodles.
In the baking dish pour 1/2 of the sauce and place the rolls seems side down in the casserole pour remaining sauce evenly over the lasagna rolls sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil bake 15 minutes remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Before serving top with fresh chopped parsley.

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Italian Orzo Salad

Serves 6 to 8

Italian Orzo Salad

1 cup Orzo
½ cup cucumber diced small
½ cup celery diced small
½ cup artichoke hearts in water diced small
¼ cup green onion diced small
¼ cup pimento diced small
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives diced small
¼ cup Italian parsley chopped fine
1 teaspoon of a lemon zest
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup Italian dressing
Cook Orzo according to package drain and rinse well with cold water. Toss orzo with remaining ingredients until well incorporated may serve immediately or refrigerate until serving

Rustic Southwestern Sheppard Pie

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1 ½ pounds potatoes Yukon gold skin on
1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
1/2 cup onions chopped
1 pound ground beef 93/7
8 oz. can Spanish style tomato sauce
½ cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
½ cup can corn drained
4 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
½ cup cilantro chopped
4 oz. Colby jack cheese shredded
1 cup French fried onions
½ cup sour cream
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Coat a baking casserole with non-stick cooking spray set aside.
Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork tender drain well add 2 tablespoons of the green chiles and ½ cup sour cream. With a potatoes smasher roughly mash the potatoes they will be a little bit chunky. Set aside.
In a non-stick sauté pan add oil and onions sauté until the onions are tender. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink while breaking the meat apart with a spatula. Add to the beef, tomato sauce, black beans; corn the remaining chilies and ¼ cup cilantro. Mix well.
Pour meat mixture at the bottom of the casserole dish top with potatoes and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 15 minutes.
Remove Sheppard pie from oven top with French fried onions return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes until onions are crispy and a golden brown.
Top Sheppard pie with the remaining cilantro.

Josee’s Fish & Chips with Remoulade

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Fish & Chips with Remoulade
2 russet potatoes
Salt for seasoning of the fries
1 tablespoon fresh chives
3 (6. oz) pieces cod
2 eggs
½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
½ teaspoon sea salt
Zest of a lime
½ cup original Ritz crackers
½ cup- instant potato flakes
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
½ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons lime yogurt
2 tablespoons dill relish
2 teaspoons creamy horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Italian flat parsley chopped fine
Pinch salt & pepper
Preheat some oil in a deep pan on stove top about 1 ½ inch high to 375 degrees.
Drop the temperature of the deep fryer to 325 degrees.
Peel potatoes and cut into fries.

In a shallow dish whisk eggs, old bay, sea salt and lime zest add pieces of fish let soak in egg mixture turn once to coat both sides. Crush the crackers into a separate shallow dish add potato flakes and bread crumbs mix the breading together. Set aside
Add potatoes to deep fryer and fry about 4 minutes remove fries place on paper towel to drain excess fat turn up the deep fryer to 375 degrees and return fries to deep fryer and fry until golden brown.
While the potatoes are on their second fry take fish out of the egg wash mixture add fish to the breeding and coat fish on both side add to the frying oil let fry until a golden edge appear on the outside of the fish pieces turn pieces of fish and fry until golden brown on the second side.
While the fish and potatoes are finishing frying to a mixing bowl add the last 8 ingredients mix well.
Remove fries and fish out of the oil and let drain on paper towel take fries add to a mixing bowl season with salt toss well.
Plate same amount of fries in Individual small upright dishes top fries with chopped chives add to serving plates. Place a piece of fish on each dish and scoop equal amount of remoulade in individual small dishes add to each plate.

Brie en Croute

It’s that time a year we serve a lot of appetizer and well the Brie en Croute is one of the most popular in the Holiday season we all have a different version here is one of mine that is super easy yet elegant! I hope you enjoy my version. Happy Holidays ya’ll…

1(7.70z) Rich & Creamy Camembert
1 8 oz tube croissant dough
2 tbs brown sugar
¼ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans will do)
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 tsp Grand Marnier or Bourbon both are good
1 egg beaten

Preheat oven at 400.
Mix in a bowl all ingredients except Camembert and croissant dough and set aside.
On a board roll out dough and pinch together dough and make two rectangles to form a plus sign in the middle place nuts and cranberries mixture place Camembert on top and wrap around dough to cover completely the Camembert press seams together really good. Flip the Brie en Croute so the nuts and cranberries mixture is on top and place in a grease pie plate and brush with egg and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let it rest for 30 minutes before cutting. Serve with green apples and favorite crackers!
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Sabastini Vineyards Pizza my Way entry

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Loaded with seafood over a perfectly well balance sauce with wine, lemon and tarragon sauce two cheeses that pairs beautiful with 2014 Sebastiani Viognier, Russian River Valley
My inspiration came from my love for seafood while sipping on a slightly chilled glass of Sebastiani Viognier, Russian River Valley wine
The King of the Sea
Crust-
1 (.25oz) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2/1/2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon corn flour

Sauce-
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup half & half
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon chopped fine
Pinch salt & Pepper

Toppings-
1/2 cup Swiss cheese grated
½ cup mozzarella grated
½ pound seafood medley ready to cook thawed and patted dry
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup red bell pepper chopped fine
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped fine

Add the yeast and warm water to a bowl mix and let sit until it turns into a milky color. Next add to a mixer all of the crust ingredient except for the corn flour mix until it forms into a stiff dough cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it doubles in size about 30 minutes. Flour clean surface and with a rolling pin roll into a 14 inch circle. Sprinkle pizza pan with corn flour to prevent the dough from sticking place the dough on pizza pan.
On stove top in a small sauce pan add butter and flour cook on medium heat while whisking for 1 minutes add half & half keep whisking until it thickens into a sauce add remaining sauce ingredients and whisk until well combine remove from heat and let sauce cool completely.
In a non-stick pan on medium heat sauté red bell pepper in olive oil until tender.
Spread sauce over crust, sprinkle the Swiss, seafood, mozzarella and bell pepper.
In a preheated oven at 450 degrees bake the pizza until cheese if bubbly and the bottom crust is crispy about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle. Lemon zest and fresh tarragon.

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