Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thank you

Thank you to Fraanz's pre school teacher and Paula Dean for my package. I LOVE it!

Thank you Mrs. Lamanga for my cake turn table and decorating kit and book.  I made this cake.

I have another post today below.

Mahi Mahi

I made Mahi Mahi.  First I made a marinade.
Marinade Recipe
Lemon zest
Lime zest
Crushed garlic
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Thinly sliced lemon and limes
3 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
Dash soya sauce
Massage the lemon and lime zest and garlic into the fish.  Then put all the ingredients into a plastic bag with the fish.  Leave in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
Mahi Mahi in marinade      

 Then I heated up some EVOO in the skillet and cooked the fish for a few minutes on each side.

Mahi Mahi in skillet

 Then I ate it!  I also steamed asparagus drizzled with hollandase sauce.  I topped the Mahi Mahi with some slices of lemon and lime that I heated in the skillet with the fish.

MahiMahi with asparagus.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shopping at the strip district

 On  Monday  my and mom went to the strip district  and  got squid, mussels, mahi mahi  and chicken.  We also got  3 lemons and  4 limes,  1 cantaloupe,  5  whole garlics and 1  jar of anchovy and some spinach -  yum. 
For dinner we made lemon pepper chicken which we marinaded in lemon pepper, pan fried to seal in juices and finished off in the oven.  I find this keeps the chicken moist.
I made a really yummy spinach salad with fresh mozzarella cheese and olives and my home made zesty dressing.

Here is my dressing recipe:
The juice and zest of one lemon
Juice and zest of one lime
Salt and pepper
1 finely minced garlic clove
Onion zest
splash of olive oil
Oil from the olives that I put in the salad

Mix together and put on salad.

We went  to a little cafe  and had tomato and basil  Margaretta pizza  and a pastry.  It was  good. 

Spinach salad

Margaretta pizza

Colangelo's Baked Goods

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips - NZ style

On   Wednesday  my  mom  and I went  to  the   strip district.  We   got   squid   and    whole    fish.  The man serving us thought it was unusual to get squid tentacles and he did not really know much about the fish he gave us either.
I   learned   how   to   bone   and    filet   a    fish (I will have video up soon).  It   is   really   hard.
Dad and I made  fish   and  chips with  pouched   eggs  and   calamari.  I made beer batter out of the edmonds cook book.

I   think   I  am   going   to  have  a  go   at   making   clam chowder.