Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Virgin Post

So here it goes. My first blog. To say food and eating fresh healthy foods is a passion would be an understatement. I love eating fresh foods and making my meals and snacks from scratch. Cooking has become a love for me. Yesterday I did some experimenting with coloring cupcakes pink using beet juice. I will have to make more cupcakes, much to the dismay of my family ;) , because this batch did not turn out pink. I think I will have to add more or try using some berries instead.

Today for dinner I made Snapper. Snapper is not a fish I grew up eating even though it is plentiful in St. Croix. My mom always chose to use other types of locally caught fish. I found a recipe online, which I do quite frequently, and revamped it a bit. I am no good with measurements because I eyeball everything but here it goes:

Snapper Filets
Lemon zest and juice from one lemon
minced, or crushed garlic (to taste)
capers, maybe 2 tsp
a yummy medium tomato, diced
olive oil
a dab of butter
freshly grated parmesan cheese
bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350
Take a baking pan and add Lemon thru butter to pan.
Dry off the snapper and add them to the pan taking the mixture and spooning it on top of the filets.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Take out of the oven and add parmesan and bread crumbs, bake until golden.

It should be very yummy. A great dish for summer since I used a tomato right from the vine and it's pretty light. I served it with rice, but it could also be served with a salad and/or some green beans.

After dinner I went to the garden, yes I love to garden, and picked four red tomatoes. We bought the early goliath type, which so far is doing awesome! A little green one fell off. Sad but true. It's okay though cause I know there are at least 60 more tomatoes on the vine as we speak.


1 comment:

  1. I love that you did this. One of my passions is to feed my family fresh and healthy foods as well. Way to go on starting a blog! I am excited to see your recipes and try some of them.