Seafood

Baccala Balls

December 13, 2018 | By
Baccala Balls
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds Baccala`, soaked for 48 hours in cold water which should be changes several times.
  • 7 ounces boiled mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 slices of bread soaked in water or milk
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup flour for breading
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • Sauce for Dipping:
  • sauce, olives, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.
Instructions
  1. Boil the Baccala` for 15-20 mins. in unsalted water. Let it cool and remove all bones.
  2. Mash the Baccala and mix with the boiled potatoes to create a soft, chuncky mix.
  3. Mash the bread slices with your hands and ad to the mix.
  4. Add 1 egg, garlic, capers, salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Create balls with the mix, roll them in the flour, wet them in the egg wash and then roll them in the bread crumbs until they are completely coated.
  6. Fry all the balls in hot oil all until they are golden brown.
  7. Serve with a Tomato dipping sauce.
 

Simple Garlic Shrimp

November 1, 2018 | By
Simple Garlic Shrimp
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt to taste
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon caper brine
  • 1½ teaspoons cold butter
  • ⅓ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley, divided
  • 1½ tablespoons cold butter
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring.
  2. Season shrimp with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1½ teaspoon cold butter, and half the parsley.
  4. Cook until butter has melted, about 1 minute, then turn heat to low and stir in 1½ tablespoon cold butter. Cook and stir until all butter has melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time if too thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce. Garnish with remaining flat-leaf parsley.
 

Seasoned Swai Fish Fillet

September 20, 2018 | By
Seasoned Swai Fish Fillet
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • cooking spray
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets swai fish
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a shallow pan or baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place fish fillets into the prepared pan.
  3. Heat margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix white wine, lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, and black pepper into the melted margarine; simmer sauce for 2 minutes. Generously spoon sauce over fish fillets. Sprinkle fillets with paprika.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.