Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fry Fish with Beurre Blanc Sauce


This sauce is so good.. you'll be scrapping the plate with your finger for every last drip! I do :) It's so yuumy over fish and I serve it along side with mash potatoes. It's also very good on top of veggies. That way you can justify all that butter. Anyways, this recipe is awesome. I've made it for Easter, Mondays, Fridays any day.. try it!

4-6 tilapia fish
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup white wine
12 whole pepper corns
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 shallots diced
1 pound butter, cut into pieces, softened

Heat wine with dry ingredients on high till almost dry. Add reduced cream, whipping constantly. Remove from heat and add butter butter until thickened and smooth. Salt and pepper each piece of fish. Cook Fish in hot skillet both sides for a few minutes. Serve butter sauce over fish. ENJOY!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Ok, well i'm kind of a "meatloaf junkie" I have made it so many differetn ways. (Italian style meatloaf recipe coming soon!) When I saw this recipe featued on pioneer women. I knew I had to try it. My husband loves meat and bacon.. so waaa laaa.. Happy man :) The bacon was yummy. I might try and fry it a liitle bit before wrapping it around the bacon to see if I can get it a little crunchier. I will make this again! Great for sandwiches the next day.



1 cup Whole Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
¾ teaspoons Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
⅓ cups Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
4 whole Eggs Beaten
10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
1-½ cup Ketchup
⅓ cups Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Tabasco To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.
With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.

Serve with mashed potatoes. Yummy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicken Diane

This dish was so yummy! It came "adapted" from the new issue of Cuisine at Home. The noodles were surprisingly VERY good too. Definitely use fresh parsley and double the sauce. We didn't use truffle butter.. and it still turned out wonderful. You can use a butter or oil infused and blended with truffles flavor to get the taste without the expensive cost as truffle butter.

Chicken Diane is an alternative to the traditional Steak Diane, which is a dish consisting of a pan-fried filet mignon with a sauce made from the seasoned pan juices. The dish takes its name from Diana the Roman goddess of the hunt.

•2 Chicken breast fillets with skin
•Salt and black pepper
•1 tbsp Butter
•1 tbsp Olive oil
•2 Shallots, finely chopped
•1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
•80 ml Chicken stock
•1 tsp Dijon mustard
•1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
•30 ml Brandy
•80 ml Heavy cream
•1 tbsp Flat leaf parsley, chopped
•1 tsp Lemon juice

1.Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown them 5 minutes each side. Place on a serving dish and set in warm oven.
2.Add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened and aromatic, about 1 minute. Add in chopped garlic, stirring briefly. Stir in stock, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brandy and cream, bring to the boil, then simmer on medium heat for 2-3 minutes to reduce by half. Stir in parsley and lemon juice.
3.Pour over warm chicken and serve with Linguine with truffle butter

LINGUINE with truffle butter

3 Tbsp. black truffle butter
2Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1Tbsp. chopped fresh ed chives
1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, about 3 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water, then drain pasta.
Toss cooked pasta with truffle butter, parsley, chives, and oil. Add pasta water a tablespoon at time to loosen sauce, if needed. Season pasta with salt and pepper.