Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Recipes

Hi Guys.

I am not a gourmet. Mostly I try to find simple recipes that are easy, healthy and fun.

Today I am going to post two recipes. One is my very favorite fish recipe. I know it is not traditionally a Holiday recipe, but with people coming all the time, it is simple and DELICIOUS! I use grouper because I have an over abundance of fresh caught grouper at my disposal, but I also love it's sweet buttery flavor. If you cannot get fresh grouper, try red snapper. I will tell you, if it smells like fish, DON'T BUY IT!

Here you go!

My Favorite Grouper!

Several nice fillets of grouper (depending on how many you are serving)

One Onion, sliced paper thin
One of each (I choose for color) Orange, red and green pepper sliced thin
One tomato (adjust if cooking for a larger group) also sliced as thin as possible.

Olive oil
One and a half cup mayonnaise
Dash of red pepper sauce, m ore if you like it spicier (I prefer Louisianna hot sauce, but tabasco works very well)
One tablespoon of either Dijon or creole mustard.

On a cookie sheet (tin foil covered for easy cleanup)coat with enough olive oil so that fish won't burn

Lay fish on sheet and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Carefully layer the vegetables on the fish, This is more about appearance than technique. You want to show off the pretty colors.

Cook fish at 325 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until fish is opaque.

In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, mustard and hot sauce. Pour over fish and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve with risotto or white rice.

My Take on an Old Favorite!

Sometimes you need a quick dessert that is easy and delicious. This one is my take on American Apple Pie. It only has five ingredients (aside from the spices and apples) and there are two of each! You can remember this one even if you can't find the recipe!

It comes with a disclaimer: If you want a perfect presentation, you might not like this. It looks more like a cobbler when served, but it is so yummy, if you serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, no one will ever notice:

My Apple Something-or-Other


5-6 Large Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cored
2 sticks of butter
2 Cups of all purpose flour
2 Cups sugar
2 Eggs
2 Tsp Baking powder
Nutmeg and Cinnamon sugar
A few pats of extra butter

MIX: In a large bowl, mix eggs, flour, softened butter, baking powder, and sugar. Set aside

Slice apples into a large deep dish pie pan (ceramic works best). Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar, and nutmeg. Put a few pats of butter on top of apples. Cover this with the flour/sugar mixture. It will be very gooey, so grease your hands and put spoon it around before you try to spread.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately ½ hour or until golden brown.

Serve with Vanilla Ice cream

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIVES! These are yummy AND easy!

Have a great week!


Bronie said...

hey. thanks for stopping by to say hi.

these recipes look fantastic! thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Thanks for coming!

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Hey! You must be a really great cook. I'm keepin' my eyes out for more of your recipes.

Loved reading your stories of your moves and seeing pics of your beautiful new home.

later, -e.