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Buttery Baked Lemon-Herbed Orange Roughy

This is the best fish I have eaten in many a day!
And, I know the reason why…

BUTTER ~ the fish is coated with butter!




I generally add no oil, just a shot of cooking spray on the pan, but this orange roughy changed that!

This is a simple fish recipe, adapted slightly, from Pillsbury that turned out splendidly…

First off, I melted butter in the baking pan, then turned the fish to coat the other side with butter. 

Then added a bit of dried basil, and other seasonings, along with a pint of cherry tomatoes; finishing with a splash of wine and lemon juice.  

It was delicious ~ we were just short of licking the platter clean ~ wishing I had made more.

In Paula Deene’s words:   “First I’m gonna add a little butter.  Not to worry cause I’m gonna come back later and add some more butter, ya’ll.”






Buttery Baked Lemon-Herbed Orange Roughy
Printed recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
¾ orange roughy fillets
½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 pint cherry tomatoes
½ teaspoon each seasoned salt and pepper
½ teaspoon…

Quick Banana Bread

Do you remember The Joy of Cooking cookbook?

My 1972 edition is still going strong, still used today.

The strange thing is I like the flavor of bananas, but the mushy texture grosses me out.  That’s when banana bread enters the scene.





This is a great simple recipe for the bread.  I adapted the original a touch by adding vanilla extract and scattering nuts over the top before baking, instead of combing them with the batter. 




If you prefer, add ½ cup of chopped nuts and ¼ cup finely chopped apricots to the batter, and then a sprinkling of turbinado sugar over the top of the loaf before baking.

That just could be the way to go!








Here's the recipe...

Quick Banana Bread
Printable recipe

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sift before measuring:
1¾ cups all-purpose flour

Resift with:
2¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

Blend until creamy:
⅓ cup shortening
⅔ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon grated lemon rind

Beat in:
1 beaten egg
1¼ cups ripe banana pulp (about 3 bananas)

Add the sifted ingredients in about 3 parts to the suga…

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs in White Wine and Honey Marinade

Vegetable kabobs  are the perfect side to accompany  grilled meat!



These healthy vegetables get a burst of tang to enhance their flavor.  

A marinade of white wine, balsamic vinegar, honey and seasonings provides a sweet/savory coating for the peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. 




This time, I skewered chunks of zucchini, whole mushrooms, red onion slices, a variety of peppers and plum tomatoes. Use whatever mix you like.  

Cut vegetables thick, or leave small ones whole, so they will stay on the skewer as they grill. 

Be sure to make plenty ~ they vanish quickly!


Vegetable Kabobs in White Wine and Honey Marinade
Printable recipe

Ingredients: 
6 (12”) wooden skewers

Marinade:

¼ cup dry white wine
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Vegetables:

1 zucchini, cut into 1” chunks
6 plum tomatoes, whole
8 ounces whole button mushrooms
12 assorted whole small peppers
1 large red onion, cut in half h…









Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird






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