Fried Catfish

Ingredients For 4-6 servings: 2 lbs. catfish, cleaned and dressed 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 lb. shortening Directions Cut catfish into serving-size pieces. Sprinkle with salt; dip in buttermilk and dredge in cornmeal. Fry fish in hot shortening (360°) in heavy skillet over medium heat until golden brown, turning […]

Fish Chinese Style

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) mild fish fillet, such as grouper, sole or ono 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 tablespoon fresh gingerroot, grated 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons vegetable oil fresh cilantro sprigs Directions saute fillet in butter 5 minutes, turning once. Transfer […]

Classic Catch Marinade

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1/4 dry red wind (like Chianti) 1 cup ketchup 1 3/4 roasted red bell pepper, pureed 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon honey Directions saute shallots in olive oil. Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in ketchup and pepper puree. Simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat. Mix […]

Green Beans Picante

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh green beans 3/4 water 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt freshly ground pepper to taste 3/4 teaspoon curry powder 1 small white onion, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced lettuce leaves 2 hard-cooked eggs, finely […]

Tender-Crisp Broccoli And Carrots

Ingredients 1/3 light corn syrup 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 lb. fresh broccoli 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium carrots, scraped and cut into julienne strips 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and sliced 1/4 roasted cashews, […]

Fresh Peas With Lettuce

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 large head iceberg lettuce, shredded 3 lbs. green peas, shelled (about 2 cups) or 1 pkg. (10 ozs.) frozen peas 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional) Directions In large heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add lettuce, peas, salt and sugar. Increase heat to moderate, cover tightly […]

Lima Beans With Brown Butter

Ingredients 4 cups shelled fresh baby limas or 2 pkgs. (10 oz. each) frozen 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced (optional) salt to taste Directions Steam fresh lima beans a few minutes until tender (the exact amount of time depends on their age), or cook frozen according to package directions. In medium […]

Savory Cheese Crust

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour pinch of salt 4 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 2 tablespoons frozen vegetable shortening, cut into small cubes 1 cup coarsely grated Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons ice water Directions In medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in butter, shortening and cheese until mixture resembles coarse […]

Piperade Pie

Ingredients 1/4 extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red bell pepper, coarsely chopped 1 sweet onion, coarsely chopped 1/4 scallions, coarsely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 6 fresh Italian plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basil, coarsely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Blueberry-Cherry Conserve

Ingredients 3 s sour cherries*, pitted 1/4 water 3 s blueberries 4 1/2 s sugar Directions In large kettle, cook cherries with water over medium heat just until skins are tender. Add berries and sugar and stir gently until sugar is dissolved; cook over medium high heat about 30 minutes, or until thick and clear. […]

Mediterranean Rice

Ingredients 2 1/2 s water 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon curry 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup rice 1/2 raisins Directions Bring water, bouillon, butter, curry, turmeric, and salt to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for […]

Uova ‘Mpriatorio (Eggs In Hell)

Ingredients vegetable cooking spray 3/4 to 1 cup tomato juice 4 eggs salt and coarse black pepper Directions Spray medium skillet with cooking spray. Pour in tomato juice then bring to boil. Drop in eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until eggs reach desired doneness. Using spatula, transfer eggs to serving platter; pour sauce […]

Favorite Doctored “Baked” Beans

Ingredients 1 lb. can pork and beans, undrained 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons brown sugar garlic salt to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk one-quarter cup shortening, melted 1 egg, beaten Directions Corn bread, whether from a mix or a recipe, always seems to turn out best in cast iron. Add in some grated cheese, bacon, corn […]

Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients 1/2 butter 1 to 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 8 pineapple rings 1 scant cup flour, sifted 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder dash salt 2 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Directions In eleven-inch iron skillet, melt together butter and brown sugar. Add pineapple rings and cook until bubbly. Sift flour, baking […]

Basic Rotiserie Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 vegetable oil 1/2 lemon juice or wine vinegar 1 large clove garlic, minced fine 2 tablespoons onion, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Shake all ingredients together in screw-top jar. Refrigerate overnight. Shake again before using. Brush on spit-roasted or grilled turkey and small game birds. Makes about […]

Peas And Rice

Ingredients 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 cups water 15 or 16 oz. can peas, drained with liquid reserved 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons onion, minced 1 tablespoon parsley 3 tablespoons butter or margarine Directions Add enough water to pea liquid to make 2 1/2 cups. Dissolve bouillon […]

Fried Hominy

Ingredients 1 can or 3 1/2 cups of cooked hominy 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion, grated 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 stick butter or margarine, or more as needed Directions Drain hominy and mix with all ingredients except butter. Shape into 6-8 round, flat patties and fry in […]

Chicken-Pepper Kabobs

Ingredients 3 chicken breasts, skinned and deboned salt and coarse black pepper Sauce: 3 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons steak sauce (I recommend A-1) 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 10 2-inch red peppers squares 10 2-inch green peppers squares Directions Cut deboned chicken into bite-size pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. […]

Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Marinade: 1/2 vegetable oil 1 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 large garlic clove, chopped 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1/4 sugar 3 tablespoons ketchup Directions Place chicken in glass bowl. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover tightly, then […]


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