On April 1st, my post was about jalapeno poppers. I made a recipe on Monday. It was yummy even though there is just 3 ingredients.
20 jalapeno halves
- Halve and seed the jalapenos.
- Roast on a hot grill just until skins start to turn dark.
- Slice the bacon strips in half.
- Fill the jalapeno halves with cream cheese.
- Wrap halves with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven about 30 minutes or until bacon is done to your liking.
- Serve warm.
This chicken was so easy to do and great flavor. But there is just too much liquid.
Simple Italian Baked Chicken
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons v 8 vegetable juice or tomato juice (I used V8)
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- 1/2-3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Liberally salt and pepper BOTH sides of the chicken breast halves.
- Arrange chicken pieces in a glass baking dish just big enough to hold them without the pieces touching each other or the sides of the dish.
- In a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl, heat butter and V-8 just enough for the butter to melt. (About 20 seconds on high).
- Stir in garlic powder, basil and oregano, crushing the dried herbs with your fingers as you add them to release more flavor.
- Pour butter-juice-herb mixture over the chicken, turning the chicken as necessary for complete coverage.
- Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
- If using the mozzarella, sprinkle it evenly over the chicken AFTER removing from the oven.
- Tent loosely with foil to melt the cheese and keep warm until serving.
This recipe is so easy to do. And the taste so good. It’s just a little bit sweet. I made it with trout. What you see on the photo, the 2 trout fillets, I paid $ 2.50 and it was fresh. I jumped on it when I saw the price. And I’ll go back to that place (Bonanza for the ones in Montreal).
Chili Roasted Salmon
- 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets (I used trout fillets)
- salt (I omitted it)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Place salmon on lightly greased baking sheet or broiler pan and season with salt.
- In small bowl, combine vinegar, honey and chili powder and mix well.
- Spread mixture evenly over fish.
- Roast at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with fork.
I don’t always succeed when I try to cook rice. I made this basmati rice and it was perfect. Not crunchy, not mushy… And the taste was great. My boyfriend didn’t need soy sauce.
Creole Boiled Rice
- 1 quart water
- 1 cup basmati rice or jasmine rice
- 2 fresh bay leaves or dried bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt (I omitted salt)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Bring the water to a boil with the bay leaves. Add the salt.
- Add the rice, stir to make sure the rice doesn’t stick. Do not stir again. If the rice is agitated too much, it gets sticky. Give it a good stir when it comes back to a boil, and partially cover.
- Cook for about 11 minutes, test it. It should have a bite, but crunch is bad. When it’s tender, drain it, remove the bay leaves, and if desired, place it into a 400 degree oven with the butter patted on top for about 15 minutes; this helps dry the rice out.