PANKO CRUSTED COD WITH TOMATO RELISH
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup panko
- 4 (6-ounce) cod filets
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1/2 cup of sliced sweet onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450
- Place egg whites in a dish; place panko in another dish
- Dip the fish into the egg whites; sprinkle the fish with salt, and then dredge in panko
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
- Add fish to pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side until browned or very crispy.
- Then place fish in the oven.
- Bake fish for 7 minutes at 450 degrees
- Serve with the tomato-basil relish
Note: I made mine with roasted asparagus that I just coated with olive oil and salt and pepper. I baked it in the oven while I was preparing and cooking the fish.
BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLL-UPS WITH BAKED FRENCH FRIES
Here are my balsamic glazed steak roll-ups with baked french fries. Yum!
Here is a link that gives you the picture-by-picture instructions and I have included my recipe and instructions below as well.
Balsamic Glazed Steak Roll-Ups
Ingredients: (makes 8-10 rolls)
* 1 1/2 – 2 lb skirt steak/ 8-10 thin sliced sirloin
* Salt & Pepper (according to taste)
* 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Veggie filling
* 1 carrot
* 1 bundle of asparagus
* 1 red onion
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 1 tsp italian herb seasoning
For the Balsamic glaze sauce
* 2 tsp butter
* 2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 1/4 cup beef broth
-Start out by prepping the steak. I made about 8 strips.
-Season the steak with salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce. Then put the steak in marinade. It only HAS to marinade for 30 minutes, but I was on my A-Game that day and made it in the morning so it could marinade all day.
-While the steak is marinating, cut up the carrots, onion, and asparagus into tiny matchstick size pieces. (You really could use any variety of vegetables you want, but those are the vegetable my husband and I prefer). simply peel and chop up the garlic clove.
- Heat a medium pan over medium heat and start melting the butter.
-Add the shallots and sauté them until they turn soft and translucent.
-Next add the brown sugar, vinegar, and beef sock and mix everything together well.
-Cook the sauce until it comes to a boil, until it has reduced to about half of its original volume. The sauce will start to become thicker. When this happens, turn of the heat and put your sauce in a bowl.
-In the same pan put a splash of olive oil, the chopped garlic, and sliced vegetables and sauté them for 2-3 minutes, just to soften them a little. Then turn the heat off and begin assembling your steak rolls.
-To assemble the steak tools place the desired amount of vegetables in each strip of steak and then roll them up and stick them with a toothpick.
-Heat your skillet up again (medium high heat) and add a touch of oil to coat the bottom of your pan. When the pan is hot add the beef roll-ups seam-side down. Cook each side of the roll to your desired doneness.
-Serve the steak roll-ups with the balsamic glaze spooned over each roll.
-Served mine with baked fries that I just tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper. I baked them at 400 for about 25-30 minutes.
GOAT CHEESE SALAD.
I LOVE goat cheese.
I just use some mixed greens and then added tomatoes, slivered almonds, and some super rich and creamy goat cheese. I topped it all off with a lemon vinaigrette. So yummy.
FISH TACOS and HOMEMADE SALSA
This meal could easily be altered to use chicken, beef, or whatever your heart desires.
Ingredients (Makes 4 servings) :
-12-16 ounces of tilapia (or whatever kind of meat you want)
-8 corn tortillas
-2 large tomatoes
-1 small white onion
-1 handful of fresh cilantro
-Salt to taste
-Cumin (or whatever type of seasoning you would like)
-Chop your tomato, onion, and avocado into small cubes.
-Next chop your jalapeño into very small pieces
-Next finely chop your head of cilantro
-Mix the onion, tomato, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro in a bowl. Add the juice of the lime and add salt to taste. Set aside.
-Start out by cutting your choice of meat into cubes.
-Next, season your choice of meat with your seasoning. I used cumin on my tilapia.
-Put a splash of vegetable oil into a pan on medium heat and cook your meat to your desired done-ness. Yeah that's it. So easy to cook.
-Add the fish to your corn tortillas and top with salsa. Use the extra salsa for some tortilla chips.
It's so easy, beautiful, and there are just so many yummy fresh ingredients!