- 3 cups veggie or fish broth
- 1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise, divided
- 8 ounces fingerling potatoes, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch rounds
- 3 sprigs basil, plus fresh basil leaves for garnish
- 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 skinless cod fillets (4 ounces each)
- 4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced on the bias
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges, for serving
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Bring broth, onion, 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, potatoes, basil sprigs, red-pepper flakes, and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large, deep, straight-sided skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season cod with salt and pepper, add to broth mixture, and cover. Simmer until fish is opaque throughout and just cooked through, about 7 minutes.
Remove and discard basil sprigs. Add sugar snaps, remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes, and lemon juice to skillet, gently stirring to combine; cook just until warmed through. Divide fish, vegetables, and broth among 4 bowls. Garnish with basil leaves, drizzle with oil, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.
- 1 pie shell, store-bought or homemade
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350º F and place pie dough in a standard pie dish.
- Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl and whisk together.
- Pour in heavy cream and mix together until fully blended and incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together half-and-half, egg yolks and vanilla extract, then gently stir egg yolk mixture into heavy cream mixture.
- Pour pie filling into pie crust, then crimp the edges of the pie dough and brush with melted butter.
- Sprinkle cinnamon across the top of pie, then place in oven.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until center is just set, but still jiggles slightly when shaken. (After about 1 hour, pie filling will boil. Allow to bubble for 10 minutes then remove from oven.)
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
- Grouper fillets
- ½ lemon’s juice
- ⅔ cup grated cheese (though I used one full cup because I love cheese)
- 3 tablespoons softened/melted butter
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
- Wash grouper fillet thoroughly and pat dry.
- Place them in a greased baking dish and squeeze out half a lemon’s worth a juice on top.
- Place the grouper in a preheated broiler for about 7 minutes.
- You can do the following in 7 minutes (while the fish is in the broiler) or prep this ahead of time. In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
- When it’s time, remove pan from oven. Turn ever piece of fish over and top each piece carefully with the cheese mixture.
- Put back into the oven for about 2-3 minutes until the tops are browned.
Pat fish dry
mix olive oil and 1/2 lemon juiced
use cast iron skillet, heat add a small amount of olive oil, s & p until hot
cook fish 3 1/2 min on first side over med high heat
turn over cook 3 1/2 min
remove fish to a platter
add leftover olive oil and lemon juice, 1 tbsp capers, 1 tbsp butter, a bit of olive oil and 1/2 lemon juiced. Mix and cook for a min or two
add fish back to pan, spoon sauce over fish then serve
Preheat oven to 375F.
Thaw the crab legs if they are frozen. Using a sharp knife or a pair of a scissors, slice or cut the crab legs into halves to expose the flesh. Arrange them evenly on a baking sheet or tray.
Melt the butter in a microwave, for about 30 seconds. Add the garlic, parsley and lemon juice to the melted butter. Stir to mix well. Drizzle and spread the butter mixture on the crab. Save some for dipping.
Bake the crab legs in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated. Serve immediately with the remaining garlic lemon butter and lemon slices. Squeeze some lemon juice on the crab before eating.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (mini) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 package (10 oz.) soft caramels, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 325°F and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Coat foil with non-stick spray.
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk and unwrapped caramels in a medium sauce pot and place over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the caramels melt and the mixture is smooth and a medium-dark amber color. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt and mix together.
- In a large bowl or mixer, beat together butter and sugars until combined. Then add eggs one by one, mixing after each addition.
- Add in vanilla extract, then gradually mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips, then press half of the cookie dough into foil-lined baking dish.
- Pour the caramel mixture over the cookie dough, and spoon the remaining cookie dough over the top taking care that the spoonfuls are evenly distributed across the whole dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and the edges have begun to pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely. Lift bars out of pan by the edges of the foil and cut into bars. Serve and enjoy!
Half box dried spaghetti (8 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole clove garlic
3 anchovy fillets, canned in olive oil
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup preferred olives (i.e. Kalamata), pitted
1 1/2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1. Start cooking spaghetti by following instructions on the box. Drain two minutes before ready, and be sure to reserve half a cup of cooking liquid for later step.
2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add clove of garlic, and cook until brown, about 1–2 minutes; then discard. Add anchovies to the pan and smear with a spatula until it forms a paste with the olive oil. Sprinkle red chili flakes, cook for about 10 seconds, then add tomatoes. Simmer for about 8–9 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken.
3. Lower the heat, and toss in capers and olives. Fold in the cooked spaghetti, and stir to coat. Cook for an additional minute or two until preferred doneness. If the sauce is too thick, use the reserved pasta water to help coat the spaghetti.
4. Plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley.
- 1 c. Sliced pickles
- 1 c. panko bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 4 tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Ranch dressing, for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat pickles dry with paper towels.
- In a medium shallow bowl, mix together panko, butter, dill, garlic powder and cayenne. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
- Working in batches, toss pickle coins in flour until lightly coated, then toss pickles in eggs. Dredge the pickles in the panko mixture until fully coated.
- Place pickles on prepared baking sheet and bake until the coating is golden and crispy, about 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with ranch dressing.
1 1/2cups heavy whipping cream
1/3c up Lyle’s Golden Syrup or corn syrup
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (20 grams) cocoa powder
- 6 ounces (170 grams) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1teaspoon flaky vanilla salt (regular flaky salt is fine, too)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- In a saucepan, combine the cream, syrup, sugar, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate, butter, salt, and vanilla. Once the chocolate and the butter have melted, strain the entire mixture to ensure that no pesky cocoa powder clumps remain.
- Let cool to room temperature. If you are making this in advance, refrigerate until ready to use and then gently reheat on the stove or in the microwave until the hot fudge is pourable. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- For the salty sprinkles: Combine everything in a small bowl and mix well. Store in a small jar and sprinkle on ice cream, sugar cookies just before baking, puddings, hot cocoa, milkshakes, etc.