Friday, February 22, 2008

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Cilantro Lime Mayo

Awesome fresh flavor...

1/4 cup sweet paprika
2 tablespoons ground thyme
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 (10-ounce) tilapia fillets
4 Kaiser buns, split, buttered and toasted
Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise, recipe follows
Store-bought mango salsa

-In a shallow dish, combine first 6 ingredients.
-Pour melted butter into another shallow dish. Dip fish fillets in melted butter and coat with seasoning mixture.
-Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook prepared fish, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
-Spread Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Place blackened fish on bottom half of bun, top with mango salsa, and cover with top half of bun.

Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and chill.

Paula Deen, 2007
Show: Paula's Home Cooking
Episode: Purse Pleasers

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Iced Carrot Cookies

I got this recipe from the Lion House Classics recipe book. It turned out great!

1 cup shortening
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup cooked, mashed carrots
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup coconut

In large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; beat until fluffy. Add mashed carrots. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool, then ice with Orange Frosting (below). Makes 4 dozen small cookies.

Orange Frosting
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons soft margarine

In small bowl, combine all ingredients; stir until well mixed.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Variety Cake

Mandy and I had these at a friends house the other night and thought they were Lugubrious Worthy. Enjoy!!

1 package of cake mix, any flavor (we had yellow)
1 large bag of chocolate chips
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
about 2 T. water

Mix and spread in 9x13 pan.
Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.

Makes a great drop cookie too.
**Any cake mix will work. LIke Carrot Cake with white chocolate chips or Chocolate Cake mix with butterscotch, etc. The possibilities are endles... that's what I like about it!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rinda's - Cinnamon Roll - Bread

2 Tbsp dry yeast (or 2 packages or 2 yeast cakes)
½ c lukewarm water
½ c sugar
½ c butter
3 tsp salt
2 c scalded milk
2 beaten eggs
8 c flour, more or less

Softened butter
Cinnamon sugar

In a small bowl, dissolve about 3 tsp of sugar in the warm water. Sprinkle dry yeast into the water and let stand until dissolved and bubbly.
In the meantime, add butter, salt and the rest of the sugar to the hot milk. Stir until melted/dissolved, and allow to cool to lukewarm.

Stir flour before measuring, then place 4 cups of flour in a large mixing bowl. Pour in yeast mixture and milk mixture and stir. Add beaten eggs and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time until mixture makes soft dough. Change to dough hook. Dough is ready if it is relatively smooth and barely sticky, and pops back if you poke it with a finger.

Place in large, well-greased bowl, cover, and let rise until double, approx one hour. Punch down dough, then divide into three equal pieces. Roll out into a 10 x 15 rectangle. Liberally coat with softened butter, and then very liberally sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Use more than you think is enough. Starting from a short end, roll up dough and place edge down in to a greased bread pan.

Allow to rise until double, then bake for about 25 minutes on 350. Brush butter on top, then remove from pan and cool.

This is compliments of our Bishop's wife, Rinda.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Applesauce Muffins

A yummy and super moist recipe from Jessica Seinfeld in her Deceptively Delicious cookbook. The first I've tried from it - and was super pleased. We made it with the squash, and I couldn't even taste it. They are better warm, fresh from the oven. And the next day, they are nothing special.