Thursday, February 14, 2013

Baked Mahi over Meyer Lemon-Butter Linguini

This was dinner on a whelm. I saw that mahi mahi was on sale at Publix and instantly changed our dinner plans to coordinate with this delicious fish! It just so happens that lemons go perfectly with fish, and my mother was nice enough to give me a surplus supply of Meyer Lemons fresh from her tree on the same day.

Here's what I used to cook this yummy meal:

2 large mahi filets
nature's seasoning
about 1/4 cup diced red, green, and yellow peppers
1 package fresh linguini pasta
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
juice of one Meyer lemon (plus a few slices for garnish)
1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425. Cook the pasta according to directions. While the pasta is cooking season the fish with the nature's seasoning, cover each fish with a little bit of mayo (it gives it a nice crust), add half the peppers to each filet. Place the mahi on a pan lightly greased with olive oil. Cook for approx 15 minutes. While the fish is cooking melt butter, mix in the lemon juice and olive oil in pan. Add pasta and cheese. By this time the fish should be done. Plate the pasta add the fish on top and serve with a slice of lemon.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Night Dinner: Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This is the perfect Friday Night Dinner! My favorite dish to make for a group, easy and delicious!

Here's What You Need:
2 - 8oz packages of the fresh fettuccine noddles (or you can make your own)
1 jar of alfredo sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I used the fire-roasted with garlic)
3 lbs chicken breast (pounded thin)
Some type of cajun seasoning (I use Tony's)
about 1 cup of Italian Blend Shredded Cheese

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Season chicken with cajun seasoning, I use it as a rub and then slice chicken into about 1"-2" chunks. Add a splash of olive oil to medium sized skillet heat oil at medium heat, add in chicken and cook until lightly browned, approx 5 minutes. In a medium saucepan heat alfredo sauce on low, add in tomatoes and pasta water. Mix together and add about 1 tablespoon of the cajun seasoning. Heat on low for 5 minutes then add in chicken. Finally combine pasta, sauce mixture, and cheese in your serving bowl.

We had our pasta with a side salad and some garlic toast! It was delicious!
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