April 26, 2012

Blackened Catfish Po'Boy

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Blackened Catfish Po'Boys are simply amazing. I mean first of all, catfish is amazing. Second of all, po'boys are amazing. And third of all, it's all amazing together!

Simple, easy, carefree. I'm in! A bit of arugula on top and voila. Yum.



Ingredients

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 pound catfish fillets
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup arugula
1 baguette, sliced into 6 inch sections

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

In a shallow, medium bowl, mix cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Brush both sides of catfish fillets with butter. Rub fillets with the cayenne pepper mixture on both sides.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until really hot. Add fillets, and fry approximately 2 minutes on each side, until slightly blackened.

Arrange blackened fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

April 16, 2012

Orange Soy Herb Tuna Steak

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If you can get the tuna to be just a tad pink right in the center, you'll discover a smoothness that silk wishes it could achieve. The longer the tuna marinates, the better this will be. Try overnight to 24 hours if you've got the time. Enjoy!


Ingredients

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (4 ounce) tuna steaks

Directions

1. In a large non-reactive dish, mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, oregano, and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat grill for high heat.
3. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook the tuna steaks for 5 to 6 minutes, then turn and baste with the marinade. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or to desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade.

April 07, 2012

Croatian Easter Breakfast

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Happy Easter, all!

Remember when the Easter Bunny came around and hid eggs for you to find in your yard? And sometimes in your grandparent's yard? And sometimes the park? Man, that bunny can get around! Well that was practically the only tradition I had for Easter every year. I don't recall large family gatherings and lavish meals.


My better half, on the other hand, has grown up with Easter being a huge family get-together. Neither of us are around family this year, so in honor of one of the traditions that her family celebrates, we prepared a traditional Croatian Easter Breakfast...even though she's not Croatian (but her uncle-in-law is).

Honestly, I don't think a tradition could be any easier. 4 things make up breakfast. That's it. They all go hand-in-hand, yes they do. It's quick to prepare as well (unless you make one from scratch). Learn all about Croatian Easter Breakfast. Happy hopping!

April 06, 2012

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

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A lovely Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread is the perfect way to lighten up your day.


With soft swirls of cinnamon, a light and springy interior, and raisins throughout, what more could you ask for?


The absolute true beauty of this is that it's not sugared down. You can taste the subtleties of the different ingredients, which compliments a nice spot of tea. Use in your own Croatian Easter Breakfast or any which way. Enjoy!