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.
Fish & Chips with Remoulade
2 russet potatoes
Salt for seasoning of the fries
1 tablespoon fresh chives
3 (6. oz) pieces cod
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.
These are fabulous even kids love them the original sauce in this recipe using a specific product is no longer available but simple replace it with this sauce
2 tablespoon butter
1 juiced & zested lemon
2 table spoons fresh parley chopped fine
1/2 cup regular cream
pinch salt and pepper
Place all in sauce pan whisk while bringing the sauce to a boil for 3 minutes. Drizzle over croquettes. Enjoy
Video as well demonstrating how to make them.
Fish Croquettes with Savory Lemon & Herb Sauce
2 ½ cup cooked fish crumbled
¼ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
2 green onions chopped
10 oz Philadelphia cooking crème savory lemon & herb
¼ cup dry white wine
3 eggs beaten
1 ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup canola oil
In a mixing bowl mix fish, peppers, onions and 5 oz of the Philadelphia cooking crème. Mix well cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
In two separate bowls add eggs and bread crumbs.
Take your cold fish mixture and form 8 croquettes approximately 4 in x 1 in each.
In a frying pan heat oil on medium heat. When oil is hot adding croquettes and cook 4 minutes turn and cook an additional 4 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a line plate with paper towel to drain any excess fat.
While croquettes are cooking add to a small sauce pan on medium heat add remaining cooking cream and wine, whisk until heated through.
Plate two croquettes per person and drizzle with cooking crème. Bon Appétit!
This one screams fresh and in season. We are spoiled here in Florida with our fresh seafood and tropical fruit and citrus locally grown and I fully take advantage of it call me spoiled. This recipe is very special to me as I actually caught the snappers and grew the pineapple so I decided to give a good old ceviche some Florida flair.
2 pounds mangrove snappers filets chopped small(any snappers will do)
1/3 cup chopped red onions
½ cup chopped tomatoes
1 Serrano chili pepper deseeded and chopped fine
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch sea salt
4 limes juiced
¼ cup cilantro
½ cup pineapple
¼ cup green bell pepper
In a Pyrex glass dish mix together the first 7 ingredients cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. After an hour mix once to coat all sides of fish cover and leave in refrigerator for 4 hours. Mix in cilantro pineapple and bell pepper before serving. Serves 6 large or 8 small portions.
There are tons of redfish on the flats these days the weather is perfect cast and retrieved with a gig and you will catch them you will need to scale the fish prior to fileting it they tend to have a thick filet. Enjoy!
Blackened Redfish with Grilled Corn Salad
Grilled Corn salad –
4 ears of corn shucked
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup English cucumber diced
1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
1 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon red onion minced
¼ cup fresh Italian parsley chopped
½ lemons juiced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon of both sea salt & cracked black pepper
Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Brush with olive oil the corn to coat well. Season well with chili powder and grill corn for 30 minutes turning it every 10 minutes to ensure corn is cook evenly all the way around. Let corn cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl using a sharp knife hold the corn straight up and slide knife to removed corn kernels all the way around.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
4 (4oz) pieces redfish filet with skin on
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon blackened seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Season fish on both sides with sea salt & blackened seasonings. On side burner of your grill on medium high in a large non stick frying pan add oil and butter when butter is melted and is very hot place fish skin side down and cook 4 minutes without messing with it you want to get a nice crispy skin. Turn and cook additional 3 minutes. Take lemon wedges and squeeze a little lemon on fish.
These are perfect easy to put together and everyone will love them.
Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Dumplings
2 green apples
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup Ocean Spray Ruby Cranberry Juice Drink
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
8 buttermilk biscuits
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Fresh cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9x12x2 pan and set aside
Remove the cores from the apples and cut each apple into 8 equal slices place apple slices in a bowl toss with lime juice to coat well to prevent them from turning brown. Do not peel the apples.
On stove top in a small sauce pan add cranberry juice, butter and brown sugar bring to a simmer and simmer until butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
On a clean surface cut each biscuits in half take a piece of the dough and press down to stretch dough big enough to wrap around apple slice press down the dough to seal it well around the apple slice place in greased pan repeat for the remaining 15 arranging them in one layer.
Pour the hot syrup over the dumplings. In a small bowl mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the dumplings. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Serve 2 warm dumplings per person you may also garnish with fresh cranberries.
Superbowl is this weekend. Looking for a new flavor of wings to grill out this year well look no further I have the perfect flavor a little sweet a little heat and a little smoke they are finger licking good you may want to triple the recipe you are going to want more I promise and they are super easy to make. Enjoy!
10 oz. mango peeled and chopped (about 1 ½ fresh mango)
2 tablespoons cilantro
1 tablespoon sriracha hot chili sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup ranch dressing
2 cups cherry wood chips
Preheat grill on medium high heat.
In a small food processer adds 8 ounces mango chunks, cilantro and sriracha. Blend until a smooth sauce.
With a meat cleaver cut wing tips off and separate the drumette from the wing season wings with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl toss wings with half of the mango sauce. Let sit 10 minutes.
In the center of a large piece of aluminum foil place wood chips fold aluminum foil over the chips and seal to form a pouch with a sharp knife make a few cuts in the aluminum pouch so smoke can escape.
Place pouch on the right side on grill and cover for 10 minutes to get the wood chips to start smoking.
Brush the left side of the grill top with olive oil to prevent sticking. Reduce heat to medium place wings on the oiled side of grill close cover and grill 8 minutes. Turn wings and brush with some of the sauce close cover and grill 8 more minutes. Turn wings one last time brush more sauce close lid and cook an additional 5 minutes. Brush wings with the remaining of the sauce plate.
Zest & juiced one of the lime and add to ranch dressing and mix until well incorporated.
Roughly chopped the remaining 2 ounces of mango chunks and top the wings. Serve with lime ranch dressing and lime wedges.
1 pound cod
1 pound crab meat
½ pound piece of slab bacon, sliced 1/3 inch thick and cut into 1/3-inch dice
1 celery rib, finely chopped
1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large jalapeño, seeded and chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
12-ounce bottle lager such as Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
2 1/4 cups seafood stock
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
4 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Garlic-rubbed baguette toasts, for serving
If fish and crab is frozen in a large pot with water bring to a boil place a steam basket in pot and steam crab and cod for 8 minutes remove crab legs keep steaming the cod an additional 7 minutes remove meat from crab legs and coarsely chop fish and crab. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderate heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp, 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a bowl. Add the celery, carrot, onion, jalapeño, garlic and thyme to the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 8 minutes. Add half of the beer and cook until reduced by half, 5 minutes. Add 2 1/4 cups of seafood stock and bring to a simmer.
In a small skillet, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Whisk this roux into the soup until incorporated and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 8 minutes. Add the heavy cream, cheddar cheeses and the remaining beer and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes season with salt and pepper add seafood stir. Top soup with bacon. Serve the soup with garlic toasts.
This week it’s all about turkey! Roasted turkey fried turkey and smoked turkey! We are trying to go a little bit healthier in my house for the holiday feasts. Having said that why not just buy the turkey breast all white meat much leaner. So I came up with the perfect combo for a rub using our fresh local grown oranges and ancho chili for a little kick and three fresh herbs. Let me tell you it’s fantastic I gave myself a pat on the back with this one and so moist and juicy it melts in your mouth.
Pull out the citrus wedges and add additional rosemary to the sliced turkey for a colorful presentation.
Ancho Chili Citrus Rub Turkey Breast
1(6 to 7 pound) Turkey breast
2 oranges quartered plus juice of 1 orange to equal 1 tablespoon
1 rosemary clipping
4 basil leaves
1 fresh oregano clipping
1 large ancho chili pod mild
½ cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Rinse turkey breast well and pat dry with paper towels. Stuffed cavity of breast with orange pieces, rosemary, basil leaves and oregano.
Brush turkey breast with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan on a rack. Put about ½ inch of water in the pan. Place in oven.
Place Ancho chili pod in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes to softened the chili. Remove seeds and roughly chopped the chili.
Add to a food processor the chili, remaining olive oil, garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, and juice of 1 orange, seas salt, paprika and pepper. Pulse until forms a thick sauce.
After turkey has cooked for 1 hour remove from oven and cover with chili sauce using a brush. Return to turkey breast to oven and bake an additional 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or according to package instructions.
Remove from oven place a loose piece of aluminum foil on top of turkey breast let rest 20 minutes before slicing.
1 ½ pound extra lean pork center cut filet butterflied (pork tenderloin)
1 cup Garlic & Cheese Croutons finely crushed
6 dried apricots finely chopped
4 oz. cooked salad shrimp thawed and finely chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons butter melted
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
1 small jalapeno deseeded and chopped fine
½ cup apricot spreadable fruit
½ cup regular cream
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4(10 inches) long pieces cooking twine
Preheat grill on medium high heat.
Open up the butterflied pork tenderloin and lay flat on a clean cutting board.
In a medium bowl add the next 8 ingredients mix until well incorporated. Take the shrimp & apricot mixture and spread evenly in the middle of pork tenderloin leaving a 2 inch border on the long side of tenderloin and a 3 inch border on the short side of the tenderloin. Starting with the short end of the tenderloin roll tenderloin over stuffing. Wrap and tie the pork tenderloin with the cooking twine to keep tenderloin together.
In a small mixing bowl mix together the thyme and rosemary. Brush the pork tenderloin with olive oil to coat tenderloin well to prevent sticking sprinkle thyme and rosemary all over the tenderloin. Place tenderloin seemed side down first on hot grill close the lid and cook 40 minutes turning it every 10 minutes to cook tenderloin evenly on all sides. Remove from grill let rest 10 minutes.
In a small sauce pan add jalapeno, spreadable fruit, cream, salt & Pepper. Cook on medium heat on the side burner of the grill. Whisk until sauce comes to a light boil and cook a 2 to 3 minutes until it becomes a smooth sauce.
Cut twine off the pork tenderloin and slice into 10 pieces. Drizzle sauce over pork. Serve immediately.