Baked Almond Crusted Whitefish

Almond Crusted Whitefish in a Sweet Tomato & Carrot Medley

So I felt like "free-styling" a little with the type of fish I had home. I did not have anything concrete to make in mind hence I put things together as I went along. This creation came out of my experiment. It took almost no effort and resulted in this heavenly recipe. This right here is what I like to call perfection. It's healthy, tasty, fast, easy, and requires very little ingredients & planning. You'll find yourself wondering how you managed to make a gourmet styled meal in 20 mins. Yes, I said TWENTY minutes. Check this out:

>So here's everything you'll need (Highlighted the list throughout out the recipe):

1) I started with 2 Cups of Julienne Baby Carrots and 1/2 Cup Sliced Grape Tomatoes. Spread them out evenly in an oven-safe glass pan lined with aluminum foil. I followed that with a Handful of Shredded (freshly picked) Basil Leaves, a 1/4 Cup of White Cooking Wine (you may use fish stock), then added a pinch of salt over everything.

2) Next, I crushed 1/3 Cup of Raw Almonds and combined it with 2 tsp of Garlic Powder and 1 tsp of Kosher Salt. I used the mixture to coat each fillet of Whitefish (I used 2 for this recipe), making sure to get of good amount of almonds on there (love the slight crunch it brings to the baked fish). Once well coated, I placed each fillet on the bed of carrots and tomatoes.

3) I proceeded to top that with some minced dill and 3 Cloves of Garlic (minced). And lastly, I drizzled about 3 Tbsp of Olive Oil on top, covered it, and baked it in a 400 degree F preheated oven for 12 mins. The fish will cook between 10-15 mins.




Chicken Meatloaf with Apple Cider Sauce

Chicken Meatloaf with Apple Cider Sauce

Ok, so I know it's not technically a MEATloaf (at least the traditional type) since we're using chicken but I promise you that you won't know you're eating chicken. I've created this recipe to stimulate the "authentic" meatloaf flavor by combining just the right seasonings and ingredients. This recipe is much healthier and cooks faster than the regular meatloaf. Plus it is DIFFERENT! I would hope you don't come to my blog to find the everyday recipes.... I strive to give you something new and scrumptious to try! With that in mind, here's what I came up with:

Start by pre-heating the oven to 430 Degrees F.

In a food processor, combine 1 Cup of Baby Carrots & 2 Cups of Celery Stalk (both chopped for easier processing), 1/4 Cup of Dried Raisins, and 4 Cloves of Garlic. Process until all 4 ingredients are finely chopped but have not reached a paste-like consistency. 


In a large bowl, combine 4 Cups of Ground Chicken, 1 Egg, 1 Tbsp of Onion Powder, 1/2 tsp of Tarragon Leaves, 1/2-2/3 tsp of Dried Thyme Leaves, 1/8 tsp of Liquid Smoke, 1 1/2 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/4 tsp of each of the following: Pure Ground Sage, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Red Curry Paste. Using a spatula, mix the given ingredients till they're mostly unified. Then add the raisin mixture and 1 3/4 Cup of Italian Styled Breadcrumbs. Using clean hands, combine everything while making sure not to squeeze the mélange. 

Then transfer the mixture to a loaf pan or shape as desired and place in an oven safe dish. Lower the oven temperature to 415 Degrees F and bake for 30 mins. 
While you're waiting for it to cook, you can start on this superb sauce!

In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/3 Cup of Ketchup, 1/3 Cup of BBQ Sauce, 1 Tbsp of Mustard, 1 1/2 tsp of Honey, 1/8 Cup of Light Brown Sugar, 1 tsp of Ground All Spice, 2 Tbsp of Apple Cider, and a splash of Worcestershire Sauce. Whisk together until all the ingredients are fully integrated. 

After 30 mins, remove the meatloaf from the oven and evenly distribute about 1 Cup of the Sauce over it. Return to the oven for 10-15 more mins.

 Make sure to check the temperature before serving. You are looking for an internal temperature of at least 180 Degrees F. Once cooked, slice and serve :) This recipe goes very well with mashed potatoes and a side of vegetables. 

I served mine with some Smoked Paprika Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Sesame Kale! See my page for more pictures: www.facebook.com/miralycuisine
~Bon Appétit ~