August 29, 2010

Tilapia Matanzas


4-6 Tilapia fillets
2 beaten eggs
4 oz. Crabmeat
1/4 c. softened butter
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. oil
Dash of Hot Pepper Sauce
Pinch of Salt

Add Lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and salt to softened butter and whip smooth. Place aside. Add oil to a saute pan and bring to medium-high heat. Dip each fillet in egg and sauté for 2 minutes on each side. Place fillet on plate and top with 1 oz. Crabmeat. Finish with a dollop of lemon butter sauce. Place under broiler for 1 minute. Makes 4 servings.

Barbecue Meatloaf



2 to 2 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 can tomato soup, divided
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Combine ground chuck with half of the tomato soup, egg, crackers, honey, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, onions, salt, and pepper. Mix well and form into a ball. Place a crinkled length of aluminum foil in the crock pot so the ends extend an inch or so out of the pot. Place the meatloaf in the pot (the foil will make it easier to lift the meatloaf out and keep it out of the drippings).
Combine remaining soup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, the water, mustard, and brown sugar. Whisk together and pour over the meat loaf. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Serves 4 to 6.

One Dish Chicken Dinner

Prep: 15-20 mins. - Cook: 10-12 hrs. - Servings: 6

2 med. carrots
1 med. cabbage
1 (10oz) pkg. frozen pearl onions
2 lbs. small red potatoes, halved
1/4 C. butter
6 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 C. plus 1/4 C. four divided
1-3/4 C. apple juice


    Coarsely chop the carrots and cabbage. Place half of the chopped carrots, half on the chopped cabbage, half on the frozen pearl onions and half of the potatoes in slow cooker.

    In medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. In a medium  shallow bowl, place 1/3 cup flour. Dredge chicken breasts in flour until evenly coated. Place coated chicken breasts in skillet and heat, turning once, until lightly browned. Place chicken over vegetables in slow cooker. Place remaining vegetables over chicken.

    In a medium bowl, combine apple juice an remaining 1/4 cup flour, mixing until well combined. Pour mixture over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours.