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Fish and Chips- My Way!

October 10, 2016

Who doesn’t like a delicious plate of fish and chips?? It was my first try making this delicious English classic. It was a great attempt.. and healthier too.  I made a very flavorful batter and made my delicious oven fries. I paired it with a healthy tartare sauce and minted mushy peas… recipes to follow..

  • 4 cod fish fillets
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup plain flour

Sprinkle the fish with paprika and salt. Dredge with flour and keep aside.

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small 8oz can club soda

Heat about 2 cups oil in a heavy saucepan.

Add the flour, baking soda, smoked paprika, salt, cilantro and green onions to a medium bowl. Slowly add the club soda, while whisking with a whisk until you have a thick coating batter- you may have about a bit of soda left over. Dip the fish fillets into the batter completely and immerse into the hot oil. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish. Take out the fish in a paper towel lined platter. Serve with hot oven fries.

Oven Fries

  • 5 to 6 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges

Transfer the wedges to a medium saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute on a roaring boil. Drain the water and transfer wedges back to the saucepan and let them dry for ten minutes. Transfer to a lined cookie sheet.

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Drizzle the oil and salt all over the potatoes and toss well with fingers. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or till the wedges are golden brown. Take out and check for seasonings. Serve hot with fish.

 

Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro and Garlic

October 29, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Cilantro

If you love potatoes as much as I do, you will love these! As we all know, sweet potatoes are healthier than white potatoes (although I love white potatoes a lot more!)… so, I made these but with a super delicious topping of garlic and cilantro. The smoked paprika provides a kick and amazing flavor… try these next time you crave amazing potatoes!

  • 3 to 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges

Add the wedges and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and drain the wedges on a paper towel.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Lined cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 450 degree F.

Transfer the wedges to the cookie sheet. Add the oil, salt and smoked paprika. Mix well and roast till the wedges are golden brown and crisp- about 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the topping before serving.

Topping

  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix the garlic and cilantro in a small bowl and add to hot fries. Mix well and serve.

Oven Fries with Chives and Green Onions

September 19, 2012

Oven Fries with Green Onions

  • 5 to 6 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges

Transfer the wedges and some water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute on a roaring boil. Drain the water and transfer wedges to a lined cookie sheet. Pat dry with a paper towel.

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Drizzle the oil and salt all over the potatoes and toss well with fingers. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or till the wedges are golden brown.

Topping

  • 3 to 4 green onions, chopped finely
  • ¼ cup chives, chopped finely
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix all the ingredients and add to the hot fries. Serve immediately.

A Father’s Day Gift: Chorizo and Ground Beef Burger with Guacamole and Oven Fries

June 16, 2009

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This recipe is a keeper. The burger is extremely flavorful- I mixed some fresh chorizo to it. Chorizo is one of my all time favorite ingredients to use- it is pork sausage mixed with garlic, paprika and lots of other yummy things- depending on where you buy it.  Adding chorizo is a great way to make a ordinary burger extremely special- you don’t have to do anything else except shape them up and throw them on the grill. My husband loves southwestern flavors- we had people coming over for a barbeque and he requested the meal to echo those flavors.. I immediately thought of guacamole and monterey jack cheese. I thought both things will be great as toppings for the burgers. I bought pepper jack cheese for the adults and the regular one for the kids. My daughter, of course, being the odd one out- doesn’t eat sandwiches- so she ate the burger on it’s own. I cooked corn on the cob for the kids since the corn salad had a bite to it. I had to make my favorite and staple, oven fries- they are always a hit. I love potatoes and love to cook them in a healthy way so I can eat lots of them! All the kids loved them- guess who doesn’t eat potatoes- yup, you guessed it- Sia!

I think this would be a great menu for fathers day. I will be posting a corn salad recipe tomorrow to round off the menu. I served a trifle for dessert and my husband made a sangria to go with the food. My husband loved it and I am thinking of making the meal again for him this coming Sunday- although knowing myself, I will tweak the recipes somehow so I can blog about them in the future. You can’t give a loved one a better gift than cooking them a delicious meal- I don’t like going out for such occasions- the restaurants are a zoo and serve subpar food. So, stay home, save money and cook a fabulous meal for your loved one.

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