Seared Cod

Seared Cod

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Grew sick of tilapia this week (NOTE: I no longer consume tilapia) so I tried some seared cod by lightly following a food network recipe. Planko (Japanese bread crumbs) are so versatile. I use them for my croquettes and to lightly cover fish or squash. Before I seared the cod I sauteed lots of sweet peppers and onions. Removed them from the pan to sear the belly side of the cod (as the recipe instructs), put the pan in the oven on 400 degrees, removed and let stand.  I loved it. I want to try different spices next time (just did the black pepper and seal salt medley with a little thyme). If I had some fresh lemons, this dish would have really been a hit. I also roasted some asparagus…
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Baked Tilapia and Oven Roasted Veggies

Baked Tilapia and Oven Roasted Veggies

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I looooove this dish! Recently I bought asparagus, brussel sprouts and sweet peppers in bulk from Costco. I've roasted a variety of them (with garlic added of course). This dish is so quick and easy. Definitely a 30-minute meal that's DELISH! I wanted to incorporate cheese somehow so I just laid a slice of the Colby-Jack (I also bought in bulk at Costco) over each filet. the veggies are only roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. Another staple dish! BOMB. Excited about the Cooking with KG Video Series....but which dish should I feature first? Peace & Blessings, KG  
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Orzo and Crusted Cod

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I really wanted to make a cool dish with the cod I got from Trader Joe's last week. I looked up a recipe and got an idea for Encrusted Cod. I didn't have bread crumbs but I had planko (I usually use for salmon croquettes). I slightly followed Rachel Ray's recipe and made a garlic butter to dredge the cod in. Then I added the herbs and spices to the planko. I didn't have high hopes when I placed the cod in the oven to roast.  
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Pasta, Pesto, Shrimp, Oh My!

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Orecchiette pasta topped with sautéed Argentinian Red Shrimp, creamy Pesto Sauce with Tomatoes and Rosemary Spinach I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this was (tooting my own horn). I've been making homemade sauces since high school. I've pretty much mastered it and love creating variations of them. This time I used my regulars (parmesan cheese, onions and garlic), whole wheat flour and sour cream (instead of milk). Can you say SAUCY? I loved it. I also threw in a tablespoon of the pesto sauce I love from Trader Joe's. The spinach was a perfect compliment. Yummy Yummy Yummy! Can't wait to make this again. Next time I'm adding mushrooms!   Do you make sauces? What do you use?
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Veggie Gratin & Brown Rice

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I decided to go without a protein and cook a delicious veggie gratin. I re-mixed the recipe in my Vegetarian cookbook for a Zucchini Gratin.  It calls for 7oz of gruyere cheese and 2 eggs. I used spinach and lots of mushrooms. LOVED IT! 
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