Monday, April 21, 2008

Tropical Trout w/ Rosemary Potatoes and Mozzarella Salad

Rosemary Potatoes

Preheat Oven to 450 degrees
Clean and wrap whole potatoes in heavy duty aluminum foil, bake until done, use a heat resistance glove to test potatoes. Squeeze the foil; if it's soft, they are done. Remove from oven and set aside to cool a bit. Start your chopping for the Tropical Trout dish. After your great chopping, cut the baked potato into 2 each squares, heat small pan add a slice butter, then add sliced potatoes, sprinkle on rosemary, and black pepper, let that brown on all sides, turn down to a flicker. Now it's time to go back to the Tropical Trout dish prep.

Tropical Trout

1 lb Trout fillet, skinned
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Olive Oil 1/4 cup
Bell Pepper 1/2 cup
Red Onion 1/4 cup
Orange Juice 1 cup
Black Pepper

Finely chop bell peppers, cilantro and garlic, set aside (prepared during potato prep)
Heat pan, once it's hot add olive oil and slice of butter
Then add peppers, onions, and garlic. This will cook fast; let it cook about 3/4 of the way. Then add Trout, let cook for about 2 minutes, add O.J. then flip it after 1 minute, then add cilantro, move off of heat and it will cook through, you do not want to over cook the fish. Be sure to check it before serving. I like it a tiny bit rare in the middle.

Plate the fish and pour the sauce on top and garnish with scallions.


You can use pre-washed greens, add in cherry tomatoes, marinated olive oil mozzarella balls and a sprinkle of cilantro.

This makes for a very healthy summer dish.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Country Crispy Chicken Thighs

1 lb Chicken Thighs Bone In
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder
Bell Peppers, 1 cup
Red or white onion, 1/2 cup
Garlic, 8 cloves, I love garlic
Olive Oil
Soul Seasoning (Family Dollar)

Preheat over to 400 degrees.

Clean, rinse, leave skin on and let chicken thighs dry
Sprinkle dry seasonings on both sides (to taste) I tend to over season, I'll explain later :)
Then set chicken aside. You can also season hours ahead of time and place in the fridge.

Chop peppers, onions and garlic, you can leave the garlic whole pieces. Be sure to chop on the big side, about 1 square inch, as not to over cook before adding the chicken.

Heat up skillet, add olive oil, once the pan starts to smoke add in your bell peppers, onions and garlic, let that cook for about 3 minutes, push to side of skillet and add Chicken, first skin down then turn over when it browns. Once the non-skin side is brown, add about one cup of cold water and place in middle rack of oven. Let that cook for about 45 minutes. You can test it by slicing down the middle of the biggest piece to make sure there is no pink inside.

Serve on plate with mashed potatoes, pour that yummy well seasoned sauce over the mashed potatoes, you can also serve steamed broccoli.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kevincito Seafood Sandwich

White Albacore Tuna
Cooked Shrimp
Lobster (steamed and shelled)
Red Onions
Cayenne Pepper
Sea salt
Hellman's Mayo

Finely chop cilantro, red onion, for crunchiness not mushy set aside

In a bowl, mix in tuna, chopped shrimp and lobster meat, season with a dash of cayenne pepper (to taste), I like the heat :) throw in the cilantro, red onion, and a dash of sea salt. Add mayo, just enough to hold it together.

Slice the croissant in half, place that wonderful seafood mix in it, close it and take a big big bite.


Apple Salmon

2 Salmon fillets
Apple Horseradish
Green Bell Peppers
Red Onions
Olive Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Soy Sauce

Finely chop bell peppers, onions and garlic, set aside

Peel thin slices of Carrots with a potato peeler, set aside

In a bowl mix in a teaspoon of Sesame Seed oil, dash of Soy Sauce and half cup of Apple Horseradish, whisk until blended, do not over whisk, just mix the flavors together, set aside

Season Salmon on both sides with pepper, pinch of salt, set aside

Heat skillet med-high heat
Add olive oil, and a bit of butter

Once the pan is hot, throw in bell peppers, onions and garlic, this cooks fast because of your fine chopping skills. Sprinkle in Sherry, push to side of pan, then add in the Salmon, keep a sharp on this process. Turn Salmon over once, then add in horseradish, soy and apple liquid mix. Let this cook down for a few short minutes, again keep your eyes fixed on the dish because it cooks fast and you don't want to over cook. Turn off fire a move pan away and serve. Place Salmon on plate and pour that lovely smelling sauce on top, then garnish with the carrots you so carefully peeled.