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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From Your Kitchen to Mine: Recipes 21-25

Hey everyone!  I'm excited to share all of the fish recipes I tried this week--they were so delicious and really easy to make.  I'm trying to decide what my next "theme" week should be.  I have a poll at the end of this post, so if you don't mind, I'd really appreciate your input.  Thanks!

And remember,  if you decide to try any of the recipes, let me and/or the person supplying the recipe know how you like it.  If you have to choose me or them, choose them--they supplied these tasty recipes!


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Check out the recipes!


Baked Tilapia

We love tilapia so I set out looking for a good tilapia recipe. On my quest, I found this recipe at Tilapia Fish Recipes.  Yes, a blog dedicated to tilapa recipes.  Amazing.  The recipe was very straight forward and it was just as easy to make as it was to eat.  This was a tasty one.  Unfortunately I only had 2 fillets on hand when the recipe called for 4.  Make sure you have 4 because we were definitely craving more after our first ones--I ended up using some extra flounder I had to fend off our cravings.

Click here for the recipe.


Flounder Meuniere with Browned Butter, Lemon, and Capers

I found this recipe on Stellar Recipes.  And let me tell you, this was a stellar recipe.  Unfortunately, Scott missed this meal, so I'll have to use it another time to make for him because it was really good and I think he'd appreciate all of the flavors.  I apologize for the crazy pictures--they really don't do the meal justice.  Also, my pictures don't quite look like the picture 'The Astronomer' has displayed on his site;  I'm not really sure what happened.  I know I have a lot more capers on mine because I love capers.  But aside from that, I'm not sure.  But, rest assured that it still tasted great!

Click here for the recipe.


Baked Salmon with Mustard Sauce and Onions

This recipe came from Only Fish Recipes.  Yes, another awesome blog dedicated to cooking up delectable fish recipes.  This meal was very easy to prepare and to make.  In fact, I prepared it and allowed it to marinate (as Sonali instructs in step 3), before I could cook it, I had to leave the house for a bit.  When Scott got home he cooked it up and dug in since I would be a little late.  When I got home a little later, he told me that it was so good he ate my piece of salmon too.  I was crushed!  He quickly told me he was joking and I made my way for the kitchen to make sure.  I heated up some extra sauce and put it on top of the salmon.  Delicious!  Thanks, Sonali! 
Click here for the recipe.


Middle Eastern Style Baked Fish

Another family favorite of ours is Middle Eastern cuisine.  This recipe came from Lebanese Recipes.  When I looked at the ingredients, I wondered how pasta sauce (with a traditionally Italian taste) would be able to taste like a Middle Eastern sauce.  I have to admit, when I was making the sauce, I didn't follow the exact measurements of the seasonings, I was a bit heavy-handed.  The sauce ended up being delicious.  In fact, it was so good, we poured some of it on our couscous as well!  We'll definitely be making this one again.

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Seared Ahi

K, at A Happy Ever After shared this recipe and I'm sooo glad she did.  I've cooked tuna steaks before--at least I've tried to cook tuna steaks before.  My first, last, and only attempt turned out a little too done and didn't have the same juiciness and flavor you can get when it's seared and still pink in the middle.  You know, the kind you get a restaurants that can cost an arm and a leg.  Anyway, when I made this, I felt like I had just eaten a meal at a nice restaurant, except the size of my wallet didn't change.  Unfortunately, Scott missed this one too, but he'll be trying it very soon!  Thanks, K, for sharing this!

Click here for the recipe.


Garlic and Parmesan Crusted Flounder

I whipped this up a couple of weeks ago when I didn't have a good plan for dinner one night.  It was so quick and easy, I thought I'd share it with you in case you're ever in a pinch and need something quick, or even if you're not and want to eat something tasty.  Just so you know, I don't always measure things out very well so my measurements may be off a bit--so sorry.  Feel free to adapt based on taste buds in your family. 

  • 2 flounder fillets
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  • Lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 375 
  2. In a small bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, garlic salt, and Parmesan.
  3. Pat flounder fillets dry with a paper towel
  4. Spray both sides of fillets lightly with olive oil 
  5. Place fillets in a shallow baking dish. 
  6. Sprinkle tops of both fillets with garlic Parmesan mixture and top with ground pepper to taste
  7. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until fillets flake easily with a fork
  8. Squeeze lemon juice on top before serving
  9. Enjoy!!


I hope you all enjoyed this week's recipes  ~From Your Kitchen To Mine~!  25 Complete- 75 left!
 I'll be back with 5 new recipes next week, but I need your help!

I need your help to decide the next "theme" for the 5 recipes I feature on the 28th of February.  Cast your vote in the poll below.  The most popular vote will be the inspiration behind what I look for, cook, and share.  It's kind of like "choose your own adventure," except you're choosing my culinary adventure.  Hmmm this could make for an interesting week in the kitchen.  Thanks, in advance, for your help!


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  1. Ill have to try some of these! We are trying to go meatless a few times a week and shop at the fish markets out here. It makes for some exciting new dishes!

  2. Thanks kirsten......it has come out so well...thnx for sharing the recipe in ur blog :-)loved it....n happy valentines day to u :-)


  3. I'm gonna be honest and admit that my husband does most of the cooking at my house, but I'm totally going to pass these on to him. They look amazing! What a cool link-up!

  4. Wow! The Flounder Meuniere looked totally amazing! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Kirsten!! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing Middle Eastern style baked fish with couscous

  6. AWESOME pics and great inspiration!!! I'm excited to be your newest bloggy follower!!! Thanks for stopping by the other day!!! XO, Aimee

  7. awesome collection!.........the next should def be desserts!


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