Fresh, simple, affordable and Off the Hook recipes!

Franco/American recipes.

The variety of recipes are from my Artisan back ground cooking to my fresh catch of the day!

Using the freshest ingredients available to create healthy, simple and delicious recipes at affordable prices that are off the hook!

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's the season everyone!! Make a few simple changes to your holiday feast!

Make it healthier and leaner and still keep all of that goodness taste this Holiday Season!

Instead of the entire turkey marinate a turkey tenderloin in rosemary and parsley with a little of extra virgin olive oil and marinate in the fridge a couple of hours. Take out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature bake for 35 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing!

Instead of the traditional green bean casserole loaded with calories. Boil 3 cups of fresh cut green beans with 2 cup of frozen corn kernels with 1 tablespoon of garlic butter. Keeping your veggies very tasty and good for the waste line ;)

Instead of the fattening sausage in your stuffing use turkey sausage breakfast patties fully cooked and add dried cranberries and voila you save on tons of calories but you do not lose the fabulous taste of homemade stuffing ;)

Instead of spreading brown sugars all over the top of your ham , buy a turkey ham and boil it in light beer and you will have the moistest ham you ever ate and it was super low in calories and big on taste.

Instead of sweet potatoes loaded again with sugars or marshmallows twice bake your sweet potatoes by emptying the skins and mixing them with a little butter, light sour cream and onion and chive cream cheese re fill the potato skins top with extra sharp cheddar and green onions broil until cheese has melted.

You know without all of the fattening pan drippings your gravy certainly can come from a instant gravy package McCormick makes a fabulous turkey gravy... nothing wrong with taking shortcuts that also save you on calories but you still feel like you are cheating when you are pouring it on :)

Make an eggnog pie many recipes online and well it’s half the calories as your pecan pie and is very satisfying…
Hope you all enjoy these new tips on changing the old traditional dishes to more new and better for you Holiday favorites!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crab spinach and artichoke stuffed Grouper

Take a large grouper filet or two smaller ones and cut in 4 oz pieces. Take your knife and cut a pocket out of each grouper pieces and set aside. In a small mixing bowl add crab meat a little mayonaise, spinach or stuffing mix and /or cream cheese and lemon zest mix well. Make it your own stuff fish is always a fancy but easy way to prepare a fish meal and sure to impress anyone! Take filling and split equally to fill the pockets you created in each grouper pieces.
In a separate bowl add flour and old bay mix well. Take your stuffed grouper filet and coat with seasoned flour gently on all sides. On stovetop in a frying pan on medium high heat add oil and butter until butter is fully melted and very hot add your grouper and cook 7 minutes and then turn and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Served with a squeeze of a lemon juice on each.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Touch of Giving... Help feed America during this holiday season!

Go to sign in and uploade your videos to contribute to this worthy cause.