September 19, 2010

Creamy Tilapia

This is an easy to make Tilapia recipe with cream cheese and dill. Dill has been utilized by man for several thousand years and was earlier believed to protect against witchcraft. In this recipe we will use fresh dill leaves, but dried dill leaves are also popular in the kitchen. The seeds of the dill plant are used as a spice and are included in many traditional remedies for flatulence.
  • Cooking spray for greasing and coating
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • 4 teaspoons of butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill leaves
  • 1 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray (or butter).
  3. Place the tilapia fillets on the greased sheet and coat them lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Melt the butter/margarine and spoon it over the tilapia fillets.
  5. Drizzle lemon juice over the fillets.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed and the lemon-pepper seasoning.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake until the fillets can be easily flaked with a fork. This will normally take around 15 minutes.
  8. While the fish is in the oven, you can prepare the cream cheese sauce. Combine cream cheese with 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill weed in a small bowl. Microwave for roughly 1 minute and stir until you have a well blended sauce.
  9. Remove the fish fillets from the oven and place them on serving plates. Spoon cream cheese sauce around them before serving. 

Dragon’s Breath Wings


These are as delicious cold as they are straight from the grill.

Marinade:
2 tablespoons rice wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon ginger root, grated

Sauce:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon ginger root, grated
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon hot chili oil
2 pounds chicken wings
Chopped green onions

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag. Add the chicken wings to the bag and marinate at least one hour in refrigerator.

Drain the wings. Grill until cooked, or bake on middle shelf of a 400 degrees F oven for 40 minutes.

Mix the sauce ingredients together until thoroughly blended.

Arrange wings on platter. Pour sauce over them to completely cover. Garnish with finely chopped green onion.