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Fish Fillet Sandwich

11 Mar

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I wait all year to overeat the fish sandwich at McDonalds.

I LOVE them and I do use the plural because I used to eat so many.

This is why I am fat.

Not this year.

McDonalds usual 2 for $3.00 has become 2 for $5.00.

I know inflation, blah, bah, blah.

But I put my foot down and refuse to pay that.

My wonderful Shaws fish department had haddock on sale and, once again, it is wonderful.

One bag of Martin potato rolls

Two pounds of haddock

Eight slices of American cheese

Good tartar sauce

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

One tablespoon butter

Cut the fish into eight pieces

Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bag.

Put the fish inside and shake until everything is lightly coated

Heat the pan with the oil and butter on medium high heat.

Add the fish but do not let it touch

You may have to do two batches and if so add more butter and oil if you have to.

The fish should have a nice golden crust before you flip it over

Add a slice of cheese on each fillet and the fish will cook for another couple of minutes and the cheese will melt.

Warm the rolls for 5 to 10 seconds in the microwave.

Spread the tartar sauce on both sides of the roll

Add the nice hot fish and cheese.

Cover with the other half of the warm roll.

Serve with pickles.

McDonalds you will never see $5.00 from me again. Maybe $3.00 on two when you have a sale…

 

 

 

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Love It Lobster

7 Mar

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Shaws supermarket had a great sale today on lobster.

I had to get some.

What could be better eating lobster when someone else takes it out of the shell?

I bought a pound of lobster meat for $16.99. What a deal.

I just wanted to enjoy the lobster without mayo or a lot of bread.

1/2 pound of lobster meat

1  pat of butter

Ten to twelve homemade garlic croutons

Put everything together in a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute or until the butter has melted.

This is so good.

I am saving the other 1/2  pound  of lobster for tomorrow.

I’m so excited I can hardly wait.

Fast Fried Shrimp

6 Mar

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Again, I didn’t feel like cooking.

This is so easy and fast.

Two tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves sliced garlic

Ten large peeled and deveined shrimp

Three tablespoons corn starch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Two handfuls arugula

Two tablespoons lemon dressing

1/2 fresh lemon

Heat the oil in a  pan.

Add the garlic and cook till golden.

Mix the cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Add the shrimp and coat well.

Place each shrimp in the garlic oil and cook till brown on one side then flip over and cook the other side.

I always stand the shrimp on their side to brown up that one little strip in the middle.

Squeeze 1/4 of the lemon over the shrimp.

Mix the arugula with the dressing.

Add the shrimp.

I added a little hot sauce and some extra lemon.

This took five minutes and was soooo delicious.

 

 

Lobster, Corn and Potato Chowder

28 Feb

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Two lobsters

Four cups of water

Two quarts milk

Two teaspoons lobster seasoning

Four tablespoons butter

One diced onion

Three diced shallots

Two stalks of diced celery

Two cups of frozen corn

One box of scalloped potatoes seasoned with sour cream and chives

Bring the water to a boil

Put the lobsters in the water and cook for about ten minutes with the cover on the pot.

Strain the lobsters  into a bowl

Melt the butter in the same pot

Put the onions, shallots and celery in the pot and cook till soft.

Put the water back into the pot and reduce to one cup.

Add the seasoning and bring to a simmer

Add the milk and bring to a very slow boil

Take off all the lobster legs and put them into the milk.

Let the legs cook in the milk

Lower the heat to medium

Add two cups of corn and the package of scalloped potatoes with the seasoning package.

Cook on medium heat for about twenty minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

Add the rest of the cooked cut up lobster meat.

I added all the red and green from the inside of the lobster and whatever juices came out.

Let everything simmer together for at least ten minutes.

Add fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Serve in a big bowl and a lot of napkins because the lobster legs are so good to suck on.

 

 

Shrimp and Vegetable Salad

20 Aug

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Salad can be anything but I decided to include everything.

I just get carried away when I am not following a recipe.

The vegetables are so good now that I couldn’t decide what to choose.

So, just get a pretty platter out and starting filling it.

I steamed almost everything.

Green beans, Brussel sprouts and edamame.

I did roast red peppers with oil and garlic.

I also stir fried zucchini.

Sliced a large cucumber

Boiled two pounds of shrimp, garnish with lemon slices.

Serve with cocktail sauce for the shrimp and a dijon vinegrette dressing for the vegetables.

 

 

Crab Cake Sandwich

1 Aug

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Another grocery store find.

The deli counter had crab cakes on sale and they were calling my name.

One potato roll

One heated crab cake

One dollop of sriracha mayo

One large tablespoon guacamole

One small handful of arugula

One chopped scallion

One thin slice of tomato

Just a drizzle of lime juice

Layer everything and enjoy

 

 

Cracking Lobster

17 Jul

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This is so simple and so fast.

Have the store steam the lobsters.

Take two dish towels.

Place one towel on your counter.

Put the lobster claws and knuckles on a towel.

Cover with another towel.

Then take your rubber mallet and bang each shell till it cracks.

Take the top towel off and you have all these cracked shells that the lobster meat just falls out of.

Take a scissor to the soft part of the tail and cut it down the center.

Pull the meat out.

One lobster takes maybe five minutes.

Use the small legs, shells and bodies for a delicious stock.