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{May 2, 2011}   Baked Cod

Aloha! I’m back I’m back! I just got back from California, and decided to whip up this really easy cod. It’s great as a light dinner– I had it with a little salad. I’m so happy to be back and posting recipes again! Thanks for being so patient and I hope you enjoy this recipe.

(P.S. I made one cod filet, but I am making the recipe so it is good for 4 servings)

Baked Cod

4 Servings

You Will Need:
– 4 cod filets

– 2-3 tablespoons of butter, diced

– 1 tablespoon Old Bay

– 1 teaspoon dried basil

– the juice of one lemon

– 2 tsp dried minced onions

– 1/2 tsp black pepper

– 1 1/4 tsp garlic salt

1) Pour lemon juice over both sides of fish. Season each side of fish with the garlic salt, dried basil, old bay, black pepper, and minced onions. Let marinade for at least an hour.

2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle butter cubes on the fish and bake the fish for 15-20 minutes.

3) Bon appetit!

The pictures really don’t do the fish much justice, but it is packed with flavor! Do yourself a favor and try it 🙂


(More recipes coming soon!)


{May 2, 2010}   Better for You Scampi

Aloha! I already have a recipe for shrimp scampi but this one is pretty good. I made the other scampi recipe for my dad and everyone loved it. However, my dad is a bit of a “picky eater”. When I made it for him I made the recipe a lot healthier. Instead of using 7 tablespoons of butter, I used one. My dad likes very simple and plain food, so this recipe was great for him. Shrimp scampi is NOT a healthy meal, but I was able to make this one a LOT healthier by making some simple changes. When I was seasoning the shrimp, I realized there wasn’t a lot of shrimp, so I tossed in some frozen scallops, waited for them to thaw, and then cut them into chunks. It’s always nice to have a healthier way to make an Italian favorite, so if you want to make a healthy, yet delicious, SEAFOOD scampi, I strongly recommend this recipe.

Seafood Scampi

You Will Need:

– 1/2 lb shrimp (make sure the shells are off)

– 1/2 lb sea scallops

– 1/4 tsp garlic powder

– 1/4 tsp onion powder

– 1 tsp dried basil

– 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves

– 1/4 tsp dried dill (optional)

– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

– 1/4 cup chicken broth

– your favorite whole grain pasta (penne, linguine, or spaghetti) plus water

– 1 tsp granulated garlic

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Chop scallops (if using frozen make sure they are thawed out before you chop) into medium pieces. Place shrimp and scallops in a bowl together and toss with seasonings.

2. Bring water to a boil. Add in 1 tsp salt and a dash of olive oil. Pour about 1 1/2 cups of pasta in the water. Cook for about ten minutes, or until al dente. Drain.

3. In a large wok heat 1 tb olive oil. Add in garlic, shrimp, and scallops. Cook until the shrimp starts shrinking and scallops look done. Add in butter and chicken broth.

4. Bon appetito!

et cetera