September 30, 2010

Tilapia with spicy brown mustard

Mustard is a thick paste with a sharp taste. It is made from the seeds of a mustard plant. The seeds are grounded and mixed with water and some other liquid, often vinegar. Flavourings and spices are also added. There are several types of mustard plants to choose among, such as Sinapis hirta (white or yellow mustard), Brassica juncea (brown or Indian mustard) and Brassica nigra (black mustard).
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) fresh tilapia fillets
  • 2 teaspoons of spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of fine Italian bread crumbs
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Coat a glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place the tilapia fillets in the baking dish and bake them in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. While the fish is in the oven, stir together spicy brown mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder and oregano in a bowl.  
  5. Take out the fish from the oven and spread the mustard paste over the fillets.
  6. Sprinkle the fillets with Italian bread crumbs.
  7. Return the dish to the oven where it should be baked until the topping becomes golden. This will normally take around 5 minutes

Kentucky Fried Chicken Honey BBQ Wings

1 1/4 cups catsup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
6 to 8 cups vegetable oil
20 chicken wing pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon MSG

Combine the first nine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well-combined and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.

As sauce is simmering, heat up 6 to 8 cups of oil in a deep fryer set to 350 degrees F.

Combine the beaten egg with the milk in a small bowl.

In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper and MSG.

When oil is hot, dip each wing first in the flour mixture, then into the milk and egg mixture, and back into the flour. Arrange wings on a plate until each one is breaded.

Fry the wings in the oil for 8 to 12 minutes or until light, golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

When the sauce is done, brush the entire surface of each wing with a light coating of sauce. Serve immediately.