Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce

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Fishing has been really good this summer here in upper Michigan, which has encouraged me to have fish on the menu at least once a week for supper. One of my favorite deep fried fish recipes is for Deep Fried Parmesan fish. This recipe creates a nice coating with a little bit of heat created by using the cayenne pepper which you can adjust easily to taste. When I first tried this recipe, my son, who owns Blogchef.net, prepared it to post on his Blog. My first thought was that the Parmesan cheese would overwhelm the recipe; it did not, and the end result was a delicious fish fry.      

For fish I used Crappies in this recipe because that is what we caught on the last fishing trip, but any kind of white fish would work out fine – needless to say the fresher the better.

I think it’s hard to beat Shore Lunch for a fresh fish coating, but my wife likes this Deep Fried Parmesan fish every bit as well, and according to her, maybe even better.

 

Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: makes 6-8
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium fish fillets
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup white flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Lemon Sauce ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon basil
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together the lemon sauce ingredients; set aside in the refrigerator to chill giving time for the flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat deep fry to 350F.
  3. In a wide shallow dish mix together the bread crumbs, Cayenne pepper, and parmesan cheese. (I use a pie dish for this)
  4. Place the flour in another shallow dish and salt and pepper it to taste.
  5. In a small bowl whisk or beat the eggs until well beaten. (Not frothy but well combined)
  6. To coat the fillets, roll them in the flour to lightly coat, and then dip them in the beaten eggs; then roll them in the bread crumb mixture pressing lightly to coat.
  7. Deep fry each fillet until golden brown, drain on paper towels and serve with the lemon sauce.

Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe

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This Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe is a great summertime recipe. It’s quick to put together and doesn’t require many ingredients; just be sure to allow enough time for the salad to chill. This is a great side dish or can be used as a standalone dinner recipe. Enjoy

Simple Macaroni Ham and Cheese Cold Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 ounce ham steak (cubed)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 large shallot (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheddar
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimentos (drained)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Hard boil eggs and set aside to cool.
  2. While eggs are cooling cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Place the elbow macaroni in a large bowl, slice or chop the eggs and add them to the macaroni, and then mix in the ham, celery, shallots, and lemon juice.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, pimentos, salt and pepper. Mix the dressing into the macaroni mixture and then fold in the shredded cheddar.
  5. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Adapted from blogchef.net

Grilled Oriental Chicken Kabobs recipe with grilled Corn on the Cob

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14718012081_0d0d4c704dGrilled Oriental Chicken Kabobs recipe with grilled Corn on the Cob

This combination of fresh summertime vegetables has a delicious combination of flavors. This recipe does take a little time to prepare due to the time needed to marinate the chicken, vegetables and corn; but what a great way to spend a summer evening, by getting the opportunity to fire up the grill.

The next time your fire up the grill try this healthy combination of flavors with this low carb, low fat, Grilled Oriental Chicken Kabobs recipe with grilled Corn on the Cob. Your family and guest will love it.

Grilled Oriental Chicken Kabobs recipe with grilled Corn on the Cob
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cans PAM® Cooking Spray (1 butter flavor and 1 for coating the grill grates)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • ½ medium red onion (push the layers apart and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 small zucchini squash (cut into 1 inch pieces – I cut the squash in half and then sliced 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 package fresh whole mushrooms (8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame seed oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic or to taste (minced)
  • ½ red sweet bell pepper (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • ½ green or orange bell pepper (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 5 skewers
  • 6 ears corn on the cob
  • ¼ cup salt for corn
  • 2 quarts of cold water
Instructions
  1. kabob ingreients
  2. Prepare the bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, and chicken according to the ingredients list and place them in a 1 gallon food storage bag.
  3. marinating kabobs
  4. In a medium size bowl mix together the soy sauce, Sherry, garlic, and sesame seed oil. Pour the mixture over the chicken, seal the bag, and work the bag with your hands to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This can be started as long as 4 hours ahead of time if needed – flip the bag occasionally to move the marinade through the vegetables.
  5. In a large kettle dissolve the salt into the cold water, husk the corn, and place the corn in the salted water. (I set a plate on the corn to hold it down in the water)
  6. Place the skewers in water. (Soak for at least 20 minutes)
  7. Preheat the grill on high heat, clean and prepare the grates using PAM® Grilling spray; this also helps for and easy clean-up when you’re done grilling.
  8. Drain the chicken and vegetables, reserving the marinade in a small bowl. Thread the chicken and vegetables onto 4 skewers, arranging as desired. (I always have an extra skewer on hand for any left over vegetables – so only use the 5th one if needed.)
  9. rae kabobs
  10. Place the kabobs on the grill, reduce to medium high heat, and brush with the reserved marinade. Flip the kabobs when they start to brown and continue brushing them with the marinade until the marinade is used up. Grill until the kabobs have a slight char and the chicken has an internal temperature of 165F. Remove to a serving platter and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  11. grilling kabobs
  12. Increase grill to high heat, remove the corn from the salt water and grill them, turning frequently, until corn is cooked, and slightly charred.
  13. Spray the corn with PAM® Butter spray and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve corn and Kabobs together. Enjoy

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Mushroom and Herb Rabbit Recipe

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If you’re a hunter or have domestic rabbit meats available give this Mushroom and Herb Rabbit Recipe a try. It has a delicious combination of seasoning and creates delicious gravy to serve over mashed potatoes, noodles or hash browns. I was going to use fresh mushrooms in this recipe, but the mushrooms that were available looked terrible, so I decided on these chunky Portabella mushrooms. They turned out to be really good tasting for canned mushrooms.

 

Mushroom and Herb Rabbit Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 rabbit cut into serving size pieces (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 can chunky Portabella Mushrooms (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chives (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Rosemary (crushed)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl mix together the soup, chicken broth, mushrooms, mustard, garlic salt, lemon-pepper, rosemary, salt, and thyme.
  2. In a large skillet brown the rabbit pieces in 2 tablespoons of butter on both sides. Pour the mushroom soup mixture over the chicken, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook the rabbit covered for 20 to 30 minutes to an internal temperature of 165F or until rabbit is render. ( I used domestic rabbit in this recipe – if using wild you may have to cook for a longer period of time – add extra chicken broth if necessary)(If using wild rabbit meat you can also parboil the meat if you want to)
  3. The rabbit and mushroom gravy created with this recipe is delicious. Serve over mashed potatoes or hash browns with some of the gravy also poured over the rabbit.

Simple Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe

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Simple Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe

Everyone was in the mood for a breakfast supper so I decided to put this Simple Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe on the menu for supper. This recipe is quick to put together and doesn’t require many ingredients.

This is another simple and good recipe, if you like biscuits and gravy, you’ll love this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole. This is a mildly seasoned recipe depending mainly on the seasoning that was used in the breakfast sausage.

Simple Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 can of large biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grand’s)
  • 1 pound of bulk breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2½ cups milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the biscuits into quarters and place ½ of them in a 13 x 9 casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray; bake for 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
  3. While biscuits are baking cook the breakfast sausage over medium high heat, crumbling with a spatula while cooking. Cook until sausage is no longer pink inside; drain if needed. Stir the flour into the sausage, and cook until absorbed. (Couple of minutes) Gradually stir in the milk, salt, and pepper; bring the mixture to a slow boil and continue cooking until mixture just starts to thicken.
  4. Pour the sausage gravy over the top of the baked biscuits in the casserole dish and top with the remaining biscuits. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and casserole is bubbly.
  5. Serve hot

Adapted from blogchef.net

Slow Cooker Boiled Dinner with Leftover Ham Recipe

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Slow Cooker Boiled Dinner with Leftover Ham Recipe

 

Every Easter I look forward to using the leftover ham, and ham bone, to prepare a boiled dinner. This Easter season of was kind of busy so I decided to use the slow cooker to free up some time. The great thing about this boiled dinner recipe is that you can incorporate whatever vegetable you like into the recipe. For me the ham was seasoned already from preparing it for Easter dinner so the only additional seasoning I added was a couple bay leaves and some black pepper; but you can pretty much season it to your liking.

So if you’re wondering what to do you your leftover ham from the holiday season give this one a try; it’s delicious.

Slow Cooker Boiled Dinner with Leftover Ham Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 leftover ½ ham with bone
  • 1 medium head of cabbage (core removed and quartered)
  • 1 medium rutabaga (cut into chunks)
  • 5 small to medium potatoes (whole or quartered)
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Place the ham in the slow cooker and surround it with the carrots, potatoes and rutabaga pieces. Pour in the water, add the 2 bay leaves, and sprinkle the pepper over the top.
  2. Top with the quartered cabbage pieces, cover, and cook on low for 7 – 8 hours or until vegetables are tender. (You can decrease the time by setting the slow cooker to high. I cooked mine on low for 4 hours and then increased the temperature to finish it off. Total cooking time was 6 hours.)

Simple Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

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I’ll have to admit I tried this recipe out of curiosity. Lasagna in the slow cooker did not sound like it would work out that well to me; was I wrong. There is a little prep time involved here but not quite as much as when you have to precook the Lasagna noodles. Using the no cook lasagna noodles works out very well in this recipe; I thought it was very good, and my wife said it was delicious.

I wanted to be able to cut serving size pieces so I lined the slow cooker with aluminum foil so I could lift the lasagna out in one piece, to cut it for the pictures, so that step is not necessary – just omit that step if you don’t need to do this.

This is a great recipe if you want to free up your afternoon to do something else while supper is cooking. You can put this in the slow cooker at 12 or 1 pm and have dinner ready when the kids get out of school.

Give this one a try – enjoy

Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 jar roasted garlic and herb pasta sauce
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 carton ricotta cheese (15 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 no cook lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Chop the vegetables and line a 3 quart slow cooker with aluminum foil.
  2. chopped green pepper and onions
  3. In a large bowl mix together the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  4. cheese mix for lasagna
  5. In a large skillet cook the burger, green pepper, and onion over medium high heat until burger is no longer pink inside; drain if needed. Stir in the pasta sauce and continue cooking until thoroughly heated.
  6. browning green pepper and onions
  7. Layer the lasagna starting with one cup of the meat mixture placed over the bottom of the slow cooker followed by 1 cup of the cheese mixture topped with lasagna noodles. (Break noodles as needed to fit – you’ll need about 2 noodles per layer.) Continue layering, finishing with the meat mixture on top.
  8. layering lasagna
  9. slow cooker lasagna ready to cook
  10. Cook on low for 4 hours or until lasagna noodles are tender. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top and cook covered for an additional 15 minutes.
  11. Let rest 10 minutes and serve.

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Homemade Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

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Anytime I have eaten Chicken Fried Steak it has always been in a restaurant, so to change things up a little bit at home, I decided to put this Chicken Fried Steak Recipe on the menu for supper. This is a very simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. The gravy in this recipe is very mildly seasoned so you may want to season it to taste, or maybe even add some red pepper flakes to turn up the heat a little bit. If you like Chicken Fried Steak give this one a try; it’s really good. Enjoy

Homemade Chicken Fried Steak Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 beef cube steaks (about ¼ inch thick)
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl whisk together the buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, egg, hot sauce, ¾ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Place the 2 cups of flour in a shallow dish. (A pie baking dish seems to work fine for this)
  3. Roll the steak in the flour, then the batter, and then in the flour mixture again pressing firmly to coat – set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet to 325F. Cook the steaks on both sides until golden brown, or to desired doneness. About 5 minutes on each side. For well done an instant read thermometer should read 155F. Remove the steaks to a serving platter covered with paper toweling to drain any excess oil.
  5. When the steaks are done reserve ¼ cup of the oil and discard the rest. Using the same skillet with the reserved oil whisk in a ¼ cup of flour until smooth, stir in the regular milk, salt and pepper to taste and cook over medium heat until thickened.

 

12 Great Slow Cooker Recipes for Sunday Dinner

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 I can remember the day when big Sunday dinners were the normal thing, but as the yeas have gone by I think it has scaled down quite a bit, but it is still a great time to get together with the family. I love using my slow cooker on Sunday because it frees up time to spend with the family, and gives me the time do some things I enjoy doing.

Next Sunday free up some time by putting a slow cooker recipe on the menu, and enjoy the day knowing that Dinner will be ready, when you’re ready for it.

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One Dish Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Supper Recipe

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Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

I had a busy day planed and had to figure up a way to free up some time. My favorite way to do this is to use the slow cooker. By the dime dinner time comes a round there is a hot meal ready to go on the table. This Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe, is a simple recipe, and doesn’t require a lot of prep time and because it’s a one dish meal when it’s done it is ready for the table. The cooking time is listed for 7-8 hours, but if you don’t have that time frame to work with cook the recipe on high and it should take about half the time.

The next time you need to free up some time, or are just in the mood to use your slow cooker, give this one dish Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe a try. Enjoy

One Dish Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Supper Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 turkey legs
  • 3 medium red potatoes (quartered or cut into chunks)
  • ½ pound baby carrots (whole)
  • 2 medium onions (sliced lengthwise)
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup (undiluted)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Layer the onions, potatoes and carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the water, tomato soup, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning; pour the mixture over the vegetables and then arrange the turkey legs on top.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender and turkey is done.