Cod Liver Crostini / Canape

Cod Liver is full of  Vitamin A and D. and before you think yuck give it a try.  A few months back I was watching Masterchef and each contestant was given a box with Russian ingredients. There was a verity of things in it and one of them was Cod Liver. Even the chefs did not know how to eat it. We were eating this as long as I can remember. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. It’s almost like a delicacy. A little bit is all you need. you can also top it on your stuffed eggs. But my carb loving self loves Crostini.

 

Ingredients

 

  • French Bread
  • Cod Liver Canned
  • Butter
  • Cucumber
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tomato (optional)

To Prepare

  • Slice up bread and lightly toast
  •  Spread butter lightly on one side of the toast and sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Top with Half sliced cucumber, thin slice of egg, a nice small slice of Cod Liver and Tomato if you are using it.
  • sprinkle lightly with salt
  • top with a small sprig of dill.

one long french baguette will make about 14 canapes

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Zucchini Breakfast Hashbrowns

When eating low carb it does not involve potatoes. Eating healthier would be so much easier.  But unfortunately carbs are not your friend! last year I had way too many zucchini in my garden and running out of Ideas I decided to make some Zucchini hashborwns. If you peel them your kids won’t notice that they are eating zucchini. I make this often now and I actually enjoy it very much.

ingredients

2-3 large Zucchini

1 small onion

salt and pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

To Prepare

Wash and grate zucchini on the largest grater, sprinkle with salt and let it sit for a few minutes. Using your hands or cheese cloth squeeze as much water and you possibly can. You will have a lot less zucchini to work with.

Heat olive oil and add diced onion saute 4-5 minutes. Add Zucchini and fry for 7-8 minutes more

to have a nice crispy hash do not turn it over let it fry one side flip it over and repeat with other side.

Serve with Eggs.

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Baked Cabbage with Bacon

Cabbage is one of the go to vegetables for me. You can cook such a varaity and this is one of them.  they bacon infuses its flavor into cabbage with a bit of salt you have a perfect combination.

 

Ingredients

1 head of cabbage

8 slices bacon

salt

pepper

foil

To Prepare

Pre heat oven to 350

Remove outer layers of leaves from cabbage and slice in half. Sprinkle salt, Thyme, pepper and add sliced bacon on each side of bacon.

Wrap each half in foil and bake at 350 for one hour or until done. Check if done by poking cabbage with knife if it goes through easily then its done.

* You an also bake both halves wrapped together but the cooking time will be one hour and thirty minutes.

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Bacon Roses (Man Flowers)

I wanted to make these for quite some time, but when I had bacon I forget about it and so I made them today for Valentines day for Hubby. I was thinking what to get him and I just do not know what. He has everything he needs. Last night I told him I will make a surprise for him he said that he is scared of my surprises. Because I got him a designer diaper bag for Christmas. I thought it was a useful gift he thought it was very funny. So this time I made him some roses. Because buying real ones not sure if he would like that. Here is how to make them so easy and it takes about 30 min total.

You Will Need

12 strips bacon

24 toothpicks

cooling rack

foil

baking sheet with raised edge

fake flower stems

To Prepare

preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with foil.

start with one end of the bacon slice and form it into a small ball. Then twist bacon and wrap around the ball keep coiling and twisting the bacon. Secure with two tooth picks. repeat until you use up all bacon.

lay them out on cooling rack. Place cooling rack on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp. cool roses so you can handle them.

remove flowers from stems and replace with bacon flower ( remove toothpicks)

And now you have a perfect man flowers. with just the right aroma

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Salmon Tartare

Enjoying the last of this great weather. So I still want to eat light. The seasoning is still summery. Try it by it self or as dip. Sashimi lovers will enjoy this. I did marinate my fish in salt and sugar.

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Ingredients
8 oz Finally diced red salmon
1 finally diced fresh pickle
1/4 of a avocado pitted and finally diced
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon minced red jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 garlic glove pressed
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon lime juice
To Marinate Fish
8 oz salmon
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Let sit over night, rinse and use.
To prepare;
Dice salmon, pickle, and avocado.
To make sauce; mix soy sauce, sugar, jalapeno, sesame oil, sesame seeds, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and ginger. Mix until sugar is dissolved

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Chicken Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers are little dumplings filled the meat, cabbage, herbs and spices. This is my daughters favorite food. The dumpling fits right into her little hand and big enough to eat in three bites.

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Ingredients
1 lb Ground Chicken
2 Cups grated cabbage
2 cloves garlic pressed
4 tablespoons green onion
1 inch grated ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon grated red jalapeno
3 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons melted butter
30 Pot sticker wraps

Dipping Sauce
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar.
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chopped green onion
Mix and serve.

Will Need;
“Pots&Pans Steamer Pot by Jasper Morrison” (Google Affiliate Ad) Steamer

Mix all ingredients excluding pot sticker wraps. After everything is mixed, fill one pot sticker with about 1 tablespoons of filling or so they are full, it depends how big your wrapper is. Wet edges with water fold over and close.
Start up your steamer, put a little oil on the steamer and fill with dumpling. Steam 7 minutes or until done. In frying pan gently fry each side, just until dumping starts to take color.
serve with dipping sauce.
Dumplings can be frozen with not steamed.
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Spring Rolls with Curried Shrimp

Spring rolls is such a light food, great for summer days. If you don’t like shrimp you can substitute grilled  chicken.

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Ingredients
1 Cup raw shrimp
1 teaspoon instant curry paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 table spoon finally chopped cilantro
7 rice paper sheets
1 avocado
1 small cucumber
2 slices of tomato

Sweet chili sauce for dipping

To Prepare;
Mix shrimp, curry, garlic and cilantro and let marinate 30 min. Heat grill and grill shrimp just enough for them to turn pink and set aside.
slice avocado in half and slice each half into slices, Juline cucumbers and tomatoes. Fill a large bowl with very warm water and one at a time well the rice paper about 15 seconds. Remove from water and put three-four shrimps in a line, 3-4 pieces of avocado, one lettuce leaf, a few cucumber pieces, and 3 pieces of tomato. Roll into a roll tightly. Slice into three pieces and serve with sweet chili sauce.
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