Friday, March 29, 2024

Broiled Sweet Potatoes

 This is perfect as a side dish for Easter or anytime.

3 sweet potatoes

1/4 c. oil (adjust amount needed)

1/3 tsp. granulated garlic

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper

Pinch red pepper flakes

Preheat broiler on oven.

Spray baking sheet with non stick spray.

Rinse, cut ends from and cut sweet potatoes into 4ths. 

Arrange potatoes on baking sheet.

Drizzle oil, sprinkle spices over potatoes.

Toss potatoes to coat.  

Place potatoes in oven and broil for 15 - 20 minutes. 

Halfway through cooking, remove pan from oven, stir potatoes. 

Put potatoes back in the oven to broil until done. 

Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Serves 4.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Spring Risotto

 This is perfect for spring or anytime.

1/2 c each: chopped onions, chopped asparagus
1 c each: arborio rice, vermouth
2 c. low sodium broth
2 T. butter, olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper

Peel and chop onions.

Peel, crush and chop garlic. 

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Lower heat to medium, add oil and butter. Add onion, garlic.

 Saute for 3 min. Add rice, salt, pepper stir and saute for 2 min. 

Add 1/2 c of broth to rice. 

Stir rice until broth is absorbed 2 - 5 min approx. 

Carefully add 1/2 c. of vermouth to rice.  Stir for 2 to 5 min or until vermouth is absorbed. 

Repeat process with broth and vermouth alternating, add asparagus, stir to heat. 

Continue to add broth 1/2 c. at a time until all broth is absorbed. 

Serves 4.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Lenten Sandwich

This is perfect for Lent or anytime.

4 boneless, fish fillets

1 egg

3/4 c. 1 c. flour

1/4. tsp each: salt, pepper

2 T. olive oil 

4 sandwiches buns

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper,  granulated garlic 

Pinch of paprika

1 tomato sliced

4 lettuce leaves

1/3 c. mayo or tarter sauce

Rinse, slice tomato, set aside. 

Rinse, pat dry lettuce, set aside.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat and add some of the oil.

Place buns face down and toast for a couple of minutes, set aside.

In a shallow dish combine: egg, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika. 

Mix with a clean fork.

Pour flour in a separate dish.

Dredge both sides of fish in egg.

 Dredge both sides of fish lightly in flour. 

Repeat process with remaining fish. 

Heat skillet to medium high heat,

 Lower heat to medium, add rest of oil. 

Add fish to pan and cook on 1 side for 5 - 7 min. 

Flip over and cook fish on other side for 5 - 8 min. moreor until done.

Remove fish from skillet and place on serving plate to let rest.

Arrange fish, lettuce, tomato on bottom half of bun.

Spread mayo or tartar sauce  on other half of bun and top sandwich.

Serves 4