A few recipes I made lately that are great

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.

Jalapeno Poppers
From RecipeZaar

20 jalapeno halves

  • 10 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 20 toothpicks
  1. Halve and seed the jalapenos.
  2. Roast on a hot grill just until skins start to turn dark.
  3. Slice the bacon strips in half.
  4. Fill the jalapeno halves with cream cheese.
  5. Wrap halves with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 30 minutes or until bacon is done to your liking.
  7. Serve warm.

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This chicken was so easy to do and great flavor.  But there is just too much liquid.

Simple Italian Baked Chicken
From RecipeZaar

2 servings

  • 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)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Liberally salt and pepper BOTH sides of the chicken breast halves.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Stir in garlic powder, basil and oregano, crushing the dried herbs with your fingers as you add them to release more flavor.
  6. Pour butter-juice-herb mixture over the chicken, turning the chicken as necessary for complete coverage.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
  8. If using the mozzarella, sprinkle it evenly over the chicken AFTER removing from the oven.
  9. Tent loosely with foil to melt the cheese and keep warm until serving.

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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
From RecipeZaar

4 servings

  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets  (I used trout fillets)
  • salt (I omitted it)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  1. Place salmon on lightly greased baking sheet or broiler pan and season with salt.
  2. In small bowl, combine vinegar, honey and chili powder and mix well.
  3. Spread mixture evenly over fish.
  4. Roast at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with fork.

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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
From RecipeZaar

4 servings

  • 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
  1. Bring the water to a boil with the bay leaves. Add the salt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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