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Fresh Tomato Cheese Pizza with Asparagus and Prosciutto Ham

21 Sep

Asparagus Pizza

One pound pizza dough

Crisco to put on the pan

3 cups seasoned fresh tomatoes

One cup cut asparagus

8 slices diced cut ham

13 slices Muenster cheese slices

9 diced string cheese sticks

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 diced onion

6 basil leaves

3 tablespoons olive oil

Dice three cups of tomatoes and season with oregano, garlic powder,basil, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Grease a pizza pan with the Crisco.

Use a very thin layer.

Stretch out the dough to fit the edges, working with your fingers.

Place the slices of Muenster cheese on the dough in an even layer.

This is the secret.

If the tomatoes are watery, put them in a saucepan and cook the water off by bringing the tomatoes to a boil and watching it closely. It should look a little dry.

Stir often, then cool and put it on the dough.

Sprinkle the asparagus, ham and diced string cheese over the pizza.

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes but check after ten minutes because all ovens are different.

Cook on the bottom shelf of the oven.

 

 

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Baked Striped Sea Bass

7 Jul

Striped Baked Bass

OMG this was so good.

My neighbor Jason captains a fishing boat and he gave me two huge striped sea bass fillets.

His boat is the Pamela May out of Narragansett, R.I.

Fresh fish is the best and Jason cleans it for you.

Charter this boat and you will be so happy at supper time.

One striper fillet – can usually feed 4, or 3 of my people

Drizzle the pan with olive oil and lemon juice

Rub the entire fish with the juice of one lemon

Save the lemon for later.

Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

Put eight pats of butter on top of the fish, about one half of a stick

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven with the lemon halves for 15 to 20 minutes or until flaky.

I served this on a bed of garlic spinach

Put the baked lemons on the fish for anyone who wants more.

Thank you Captain Jason!

Mozzarella Salad

22 Jun

Mozzarella Salad

Fast, Easy, Delicious.

Could I ask for more???

Two big tomatoes or one box of grape tomatoes

Two containers of drained mozzarella pearls

4 to 6 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 chopped vidalia onion

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 fresh basil leaves.

arugula

Dice the tomatoes

Mix everything together except the arugula.

Place the arugula on a plate and scoop four or five tablespoons on top.

Mix together

Save the tomato mixture in a container for more salad, a pizza or garnish for grilled fish or meat.

This can also be mixed in with pasta .

It is so good.

By the way everyone needs to eat it because you reek of garlic and onion.

Lime Avocado Salad

2 Jun

Lime Avacodo Salad

Talk about simple and refreshing, this is the salad.

One cup of chopped romaine lettuce

Two big handfuls of arugula

1/2 chopped vidalia onion

One large ripe diced avocado

One cup of homemade garlic ciabatta bread croutons

The juice of one big juicy lime

1/3 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix everything together

Add more olive oil if the lime is too tart

Add ins can be shaved parmesan cheese, goat cheese crumbles, feta or diced cucumbers

Great with grilled fish or chicken

 

Chicken on fried dough with fruit salad

27 Apr

fruit salad with chicken on dough

dough

This is a perfect example of using what you have in the refrigerator.

It’s so pretty and very good.

1/4 pound of pizza dough

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

One boneless chicken breast

lemon juice

garlic powder

One handful of arugula

One handful of spinach

1/2 small red onion

One sliced kiwi

10 to 12 raspberries

About an inch or two of crumbled goat cheese

Three tablespoons of my new favorite raspberry vinegrette.

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet

Stretch out the dough to fit the pan

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Place in the hot skillet and cook till both sides are puffed and light brown.

Place on a paper towel.

Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, lemon and garlic.

Place in the same pan with a little more olive oil and cook till the chicken is done.

There should never be any pink in chicken breasts.

Place the cooked chicken on the dough

Mix the greens and onion together

Place the chicken and dough on a plate.

Place the greens next to it

Sprinkle with the raspberries, goat cheese and dressing.

Add the kiwis on the side.

I like a little yogurt and cucumber on the chicken.

Slice threw the chicken and dough with some salad. It is wonderful.

Roasted Leg of Lamb

15 Apr

Roasted Leg of Lamb

This is a no fail main dish and is really easy.

I always make lamb for Easter and this year it was great.

One large American leg of lamb.

Olive oil for rubbing

8 to 10 cloves of garlic

Two tablespoons of salt and pepper,  maybe a little more to cover the roast.

One tablespoon dried rosemary

One teaspoon garlic powder

Three tablespoons of butter

I try not to buy the Australian lamb because I think it has a stronger taste but that’s my opinion.

Wash and dry the lamb with water and place in a big roasting pan.

Take olive oil and rub the entire roast

Poke holes in the roast and place  the cloves of garlic in the meaty part of the roast.

I usually use about 8 to ten cloves.

Season the roast with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and rosemary.

Rub the seasoning all over.

Put your meat thermometer in the meat.

Place the butter on top of the roast

Heat the oven to 375 and let it bake.

I put about twenty small potatoes around the roast after about one hour turning them once or twice.

Lamb is like beef and could be served rare to well done.

I think the true flavor is the best when it is medium well.

It is a personal preference.

Take out of the oven when the meat thermometer reads lamb.

Let it rest before slicing.

Serve with mint jelly, yogurt sauce, hummus, asparagus and  a huge greek salad.

A slice of cheese pie on the side is fabulous.

 

 

Tomato salad pizza

11 Feb

Tomato Salad Pizza

When I was growing up my Dad had a huge garden. There was a  different tomato salad at every meal.

I am not complaining because every salad was delicious.

This pizza is just using the leftover salad.

Two boxes of grape tomatoes

One teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

One teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon black or red pepper

1/2 cup olive oil

One chopped onion is optional

Mix everything together

This can be served as is with any meal but I am saving it for the pizza.

One pound pizza dough

Crisco for the pan

1/2 pound mozzarella cheese

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Put a thin layer of Crisco on the bottom of the pizza pan

Spread out one pound of dough in the pan

Add the tomato salad and spread the oil evenly on the dough

Make the tomatoes look pretty.

Try to line them up so you get a tomato with every bite

Sprinkle with the grated cheese then the mozzarella

Bake on the bottom shelf at 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Check to see when the bottom crust gets brown.

This pizza goes with everything.

I usually top it with fresh basil but I didn’t have any.

Put anything that goes with a tomato on top of this pie.

I have also cut the tomatoes in half  when I need to make more pizzas. I actually like it better because the juice of the tomatoes bakes into the dough.