Monday, March 12, 2012

Crunchy Toasted Parmesan Ravioli

My friend Doris told me how much she loved these. She loves the fried kind you get from a restaurant, so we thought we needed to try a baked, healthy version. Here is my version, that the hubs just loved. He wants me to try it on Baked Chicken Parmesan next... will do!!

1 bag ravioli
1 C panko bread crumbs
1 C italian bread crumbs
1/4 C flour
1/4 C parmesan cheese
Garlic salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Italian seasonings to taste
2 eggs
Marinara sauce

So take a cookie sheet, line it with foil. Place a wire rack on top of it and spray with oil. Preheat oven to 450. Bring a pot of water to boil, add ravioli. Boil for 2 minutes and let cool.

Beat eggs, dip ravioli in egg, then toss in the mixture of: panko, bread crumbs, and seasonings.

Bake 18 - 20 minutes. Serve with marinara.

Here is the original recipe:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fish Pockets

Chef Kodi Wilson

I've made these before, but never thought to add veggies like corn and black beans! I saw the idea on Pinterest, so gave it a whirl. I had some leftover corn and black beans from a recipe earlier this week - so it was great to find a recipe to use up the rest. It was so easy, and my picky husband loved it!!

Tilapia filets or fish of choice
Veggies of choice - I used black beans, corn & some green peppers
2 TB frozen limeade (can also use orange juice or lemon - but I'd add some additional spice too, like Chipotle Tobasco for balance)
2 TB butter
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp freeze dried cilantro
garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
sea salt

Thaw fish, prepare foil, tear off about 16 inches for each piece of fish. Place veggies on bottom, add about 1 tsp of the liquid juice concentrate. Mix limeade, butter, garlic & cilantro. Place fish over veggies and top with a light dusting of garlic salt, then salt & pepper to taste, finish with butter mixture. The butter mixture will create a tender, juicy seasoning for the fish & veggies.

Bake in foil packets at 400 for 20 minutes.

If you wish to see the original recipe where the inspiration came from:

Happy Eating!