Rustic Southwestern Sheppard Pie

Rustic Southwestern Sheppard Pie1
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 Croquettes is perfect for Sunday dinner

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
fish-croquettes

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!

Re purposing food…

One think I hate is seeing food being wasted this doesn’t happen in my house ever! Our wedding anniversary last week was lobster on the menu yummmmmmmmmmm so you know what not only you can same the shells for making homemade seafood broth but you can use it to catch bait to take fishing like I did this time I already have few container of seafood broth in the freezer 😉

I know I know it's not Florida Lobster but Main Lobster is what was available

I know I know it’s not Florida Lobster but Main Lobster is what was available


Cook 15 to 20 minutes for 1 1/2 pound lobster..
Quick chill to stop the cooking process and to handle

Quick chill to stop the cooking process and to handle


Get cracking and removing the meat! Serve with Garlic Herb Butter.. yummmmmmmmmmmm
Take the empty head and body and place in trap I'm going to catch me dinner yummmmmmm

Take the empty head and body and place in trap I’m going to catch me dinner yummmmmmm

Lobster head

Freshly caught Florida blue crab

Freshly caught Florida blue crab


Pick the meat out after the crab for the recipe you can google how to prepare the crab meat for crab cakes.
TADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got to love it …
Roasted Garlic Corn Crab Cakes with Spicy Red Slaw Garlic Ramoulade
Serves : 8
Cakes-
2 ears corn roasted off the cob
4 garlic cloves roasted mashed
1 small red bell pepper roasted skin removed
2 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounce lump crab
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon old bay
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley chopped fine
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
Slaw-
2 ½ cups red cabbage shredded fine
¼ cup cilantro chopped fine
½ jalapeño pepper deseeded & chopped fine
2 green onions chopped fine
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Ramoulade-
½ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
4 garlic cloves roasted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Cut bottom of garlic bulb drizzle ½ tablespoon olive oil on a piece of foil place bulb cut side down on foil wrap bulb with foil place on cooking sheet. Removed husk off the corn and toss corn and red bell pepper in 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.

Roasted Garlic Corn Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Red Cabbage Slaw & A Spicy Garlic Ramoulade

Blackened Redfish with Grilled Corn Salad

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 Red Fish with Grilled Corn Salad
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.
Blackened Redfish
4 (4oz) pieces redfish filet with skin on
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon blackened seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon wedges
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.

Shrimp & Apricot Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Jalapeno Apricot Cream Sauce

Shrimp & Apricot Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Jalapeño Apricot Cream Sauce

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
Sauce-
1 small jalapeno deseeded and chopped fine
½ cup apricot spreadable fruit
½ cup regular cream
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Extras –
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.

1-2-3 Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St-Patrick’s day everyone!
Cornbeef prep

Cornbeef prep 1

Cornbeef cooking

Cornbeef plate
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Serving: 4 to 6
2 pounds corned beef
1 tablespoon pickling spices
3 bay leaves
8 small red potatoes
3 carrots peeled and sliced
1 small cabbage cut in 8 pieces
On stove top in a Dutch oven are large pot add corned beef pickling spices and bay leaves cover with water bring to a slow bowl and reduced to simmer and cook 2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots bring back to a slow boil and cook 10 minutes add cabbage and cook until vegetables are tender when inserted with a sharp knife. Drain let rest covered 10 minutes.