Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

I found this recipe on the ready set eat website.  We eat tilapia often and this recipe seemed easy and tasty.  And it was both.  I think this might be my new favorite fish recipe!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

1/3 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs ( I used Italian bread crumbs because that's what I had on hand)
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tilapia fillets, thawed if frozen (4 fillets = 1 lb)
2 tablespoons Gulden's® Spicy Brown Mustard
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
No-Stick Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together bread crumbs, parsley, paprika and salt in shallow dish. Brush both sides of each fillet with mustard. Place fillets in crumbs; coat with crumbs.

Place fillets in large shallow baking pan. Sprinkle fillets with cheese. Spray top of fillets with cooking spray. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Roasted Vegetables

These veggies are so tasty and definitely a keeper!  However, they are tedious to make with having to chop all the veggies.  And squash is not easy to cut!  It all paid off in the end when I tasted these delicious veggies.  I could see making these in the summer to go with brats and burgers from the grill.  The original recipe came from allrecipes.com.  I altered it a little though and used suggestions from people who had reviewed this recipe.

Roasted Vegetables

1 small butternut squash, cubed
2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3 Yukon Gold potatoes ( I used russet potatoes)
1 red onion, quartered
1 tsp chopped thyme or 1TBSP fresh chopped thyme
2 tsp chopped Rosemary or 2 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
2 TBSP lemon juice OR balsamic vinegar.  (I used lemon juice because I had it on hand.)
salt and pepper

In a large bowl, combine the squash, red bell peppers, sweet potato, and Yukon Gold potatoes. Separate the red onion quarters into pieces, and add them to the mixture.               

In a small bowl, stir together thyme, rosemary, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss with vegetables until they are coated. Spread evenly on a large roasting pan.               

Roast for 35 to 40 minutes at 475 degrees, stirring every 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and browned.               

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chicken Enchiladas

I got this recipe from Joyful Momma's Kitchen.  It's a very tasty and easy recipe that everyone seems to like.

Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce

10 soft shell tacos  (I usually use whole wheat)
2 cups cooked chicken
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 TBSP butter
3 TBSP flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

Mix chicken and 1 cup of cheese.  Roll up in tortillas and place in greased 9 x 13 pan.

In a sauce pan, melt butter.  Stir in flour.  Add broth and whisk until smooth.  Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

Stir in sour cream and chillies.  Do not bring to a boil, you don't want curdled sour cream.

Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 22 minutes at 350 degrees.  Then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chicken Queso Soup

This is a very tasty and spicy soup recipe I got from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures.  With the cumin and ground red pepper it is pretty spicy but I like spice so it was perfect for me.  I didn't give this to the kids because of the spice and this isn't really something they would eat anyway. 

Chicken Queso Soup

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 can rotel tomatoes ( tomatoes with green chilies)
  • 1 – 14ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks, and room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 3-4 cups cooked chicken
  1. In a larger pan saute onion in oil until tender and lightly browned.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, cumin, and red pepper.
  3. Cook on low for 10-15 minutes. Then add cream cheese, milk, and chicken. And cook until heated through.
  4. Stir in shredded cheese and serve.