Fish & Seafood, Quick Dinner

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

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Yes, I admit it, I am hooked on to pinterest.  So when I came across a new tilapia recipe I just had to make it.  It is different, fresh and yummy !

Ingredients:

4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets

Cooking spray

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 teaspoon paprika

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Method:

1. Arrange fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.

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2. Preheat broiler.

3. Sprinkle fish with paprika; broil 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle sauce over fish.

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Indian, Poultry, Quick Dinner

Tandoori Tenders

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Tandoori Chicken, a classic Indian dish. Morelike Indian BBQ made in a Tandoor. Well this is how you would make it if you don’t have a Tandoor and want to save a few bucks (Take out is just overpriced in my opinion). It is also super quick ! It requires a little planning only because you should marinade the chicken overnight–but other than that, it is about 35 minutes to dinner !

Ingredients:

1lb of chicken tenders.

6oz of plain yogurt.

1 Tbsp of the following: chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, garam masala

Salt to taste.

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over the chicken tenders.

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Marinade overnight

Preheat oven to 350 and meanwhile let the chicken come to room temperature.

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Bake for about 25 minutes or till cooked through.

For the last 5-6 minutes, broil on high to get a nice browned top.

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Serve warm with choice of veggie or starch !

Classics, Comfort food, Dinner, Fish & Seafood

Lemon-Dill Salmon

Of all the fish recipes this is my favorite.  I love salmon and nothing like lemon and dill on it.  It is my go to celebration dinner when I am cooking for myself.  This is what you will need.

Ingredients:

Salmon fillets, trimmed and patted dry

Fresh lemon zest ( use as much as you like, I love lots of zest)

A dash of fresh or dried dill, again season according to liking

Salt and pepper to taste.

Method:

Preheat broiler on high.

Season the fillets with salt and pepper, on both sides, liberally.

Sprinkle the lemon zest and dill on the top and place on a baking sheet.

Broil for about 10 mins till the fillet is cooked through.

Serve warm with green beans, sautéed spinach or roasted fingerling potatoes.

enjoy !

Classics, Comfort food, Lunch, Quick Dinner, Salad

“Never-dry” Chicken!

Dry, rubbery chicken.  Everyone has tasted that.  Chicken breasts that are tasteless–what a waste to bird !!!  The solution is buttermilk. Slice the chicken breast into thinner pieces and soak them in a buttermilk bath overnight–and you will never have to put a piece of rubber in your mouth ever again !

Ingredients:

1 pound of chicken breast, sliced

herbs and spices of your choice ( get creative, that is the beauty of this recipe!!!!!)

I used:

Parsley, thyme, lots of salt and pepper ( VERYmimportant to season liberally) and dash of hot sauce.

Enough buttermilk to cover the chicken, I used about 1.5 cups

Method:

Mix everything in a large bowl and cover tightly with a plastic wrap and marinade overnight–the longer the better.

At this point, you could bake it or pan sear it, but I like to bake it first and finish it off in the broiler.

Arrange chicken on a cooling rack placed on top of a cookie sheet.  This helps the heat to circulate all over the chicken.

Bake for about 30min (or till cooked through) in a 375 degree preheated oven and then broil on high for 5-10 mins, till parts of the chicken brown up.

The chicken always comes out soft and moist with lots of flavor, but it never really tastes like buttermilk ! I stored this chicken to add to salads or sandwiches or have it as is with a side of roasted veggies.  Yu could even mis it in with pasts or rice.  Make this a fridge staple and you are always minutes away from a healthy satisfying meal !