last year was probably the most busiest year of all year’s for me. Summer flew by and I barely could have a glance. But thank you God for the wonderful fall we had this year in Minnesota. It was longer than usual so far with little snow. Winter passed and spring is here. Time for lighter dishes and cooking as less as possible. Zoodles is a new thing everyone wants to diet. I just like good food. especially after Easter goodies…. this is delicious
3 large zucchini
12 Oz salmon
3 tbs butter
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
While water is being boiled.
Preheat frying pan add 1 tbs butter and sauté salmon until no longer pink about four minutes per side.
Using Madelin, julienne zucchini into long spaghetti like noodles.
Blanch for two minutes remove and drain in colander.
Melt butter add garlic to butter mix and then toss with noodles. Top with salmon and Parmesan cheese and purple onion (optional)
Eating clean is not as hard as some think. Coming up with recipes that are excellent , and beautiful can be a challenge. Ever since my father became sick I have been trying to cook clean and simple. This is an excellent recipe for chicken leg quarters.
6 tbs deli mustard
6 tbs raw honey
2 garlic cloves pressed
4 tbs paprika
2 tbs Chia seeds
*honey water mixture
Wash and pat dry chicken. Combine all spices except chia seeds and rub chicken. Let marinade overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees line backing pan with foil and lay chicken pieces on top.
Bake at 375 degrees uncovered for minutes.
* make honey water by mixing 1tbs honey and 2 tbs waster.
Once chicken is golden brush with honey water mixture and sprinkle Chia seed over tops bake additional 5 minutes.
Everytime I see a funnel cake it reminds me of rides, fairs, humidity, crowds and heat. This is what a state fair is like in MN. Im not sure what ingredients vendors use but here is a recipe that I use for clean ingredients that you can understand and Enjoy. You probably have all of them in your cupboards.
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp backing powder
1 1/5 cups milk
1 tbs Vanilla
oil for frying and powder sugar for dusting
Heat Oil to medium high in a frying pan about 2 inches deep.
( I used small pan and made them one at a time.) Mix all dry ingredients and then add milk, eggs and vanilla mix well.
Using a measuring cup with a spout pour slowly in a coil fry until golden, turn over and fry the other side also. drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
some suggestions, serve with fresh strawberries, make them smaller for children.
Seafood is eaten often at our house if not fish than shrimp if not shrimp then crabs. But I never tried cooking King Crab which is by the way delicious. I wanted to add flavor without mixing with too many ingredients. I prefer to cook with ingredients that I know and are not from a can or packet.
- 2 lbs King Crab legs
- 1 lemon sliced
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 sprigs of dill
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tbsp Sea Salt
- 2 cups water
I started off with frozen King Crab that I picked up at a local Meat shop MN is too far from fresh crabs. Rinse under cold running water and set aside until needed.
Slice Lemon, and Garlic add to a large frying pan (that will hold at least 3 cups of water). Add dill, butter and salt saute until lemon has some color add water and bring to a boil. Lay Crab Legs into pan bending them a bit, but not breaking.
Cover with lid and let them simmer/steam for 6-7 minutes.
Serve with extra lemons and clarified butter
I served with herbed potatoes and a light cabbage salad
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Cup of Flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- Preheat your oven at 400º F.
- In a large bowl using a mixer blend the eggs, the flour, the milk, the salt, the sugar and Vanilla together. Make sure you mix all ingredients well until the mixture is foamy and smooth.
- Melt the butter and add to batter mix well. pour batter into the pan it needs to be at least 2 inches tall since the pancakes are going to rise quite a bit. Pour the mixture into the pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes on a preheated 400º F hot oven.
- do not open oven so pancake will not deflate.
1 peach sliced
1 tbs butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
saute on frying pan for 5-10 minutes. once pancake is out pour over pancake and garnish with powderd sugar
The Best steak is if it has a pat of yummy butter on top. Grilled, Broiled, Fried, sautéed any way you like it a pat of herb butter brings out the flavors.
- 4 tbsp Butter
- Roasted garlic 4-5 cloves
- 1/4 cup parsley
- Juice of half lemon
- 1/4 Jalapeno
Roast garlic or when frying up your steak saute garlic until soft.
slice up jalapeno
put everything in a food processor. (butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, jalapeno and salt) and process until you like the consistency.
enjoy with steak or on bread.
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.
- French Bread
- Cod Liver Canned
- Hardboiled Eggs
- Black Pepper
- Tomato (optional)
- 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