Fairly Simple Fish

Submitted by Ruth
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 large fish fillets, bream or snapper 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine 2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger, or grated fresh large bunch coriander
1 lime, sliced thin 1 lemon, sliced thin
salt pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine soy, rice wine, brown sugar & ginger in a small bowl & mix to combine.
  3. Add fish to bowl & allow to marinate for about an hour.
  4. Lay out a large length of aluminum foil on the bench (you can use two sheets of the same length to make is stronger).
  5. Rip apart the coriander & lay into the center of the foil.  Layer the lime & fresh lemon slices over the top of the coriander.  Lay the marinated fish into the center of the coriander/lemon/lime bed.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  6. Layer another sheet of foil over the top of the fish & fold in all sides of the foil tightly to make a fully air tight parcel.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet & bake in the oven for 15 minutes.  When you open the foil the fish should have changed color & be firm to the touch.
  8. Serve with steamed rice & stir fried vegetables.

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Holiday Fried Oysters

Submitted by The Crab Place
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 pt. shucked oysters 4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. cracker meal (or crushed crackers) 2 c. vegetable oil
2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp sea salt

Directions

  1. 1 pt. shucked oysters from The Crab PlacePrepare the oysters.  Combine the flour & cracker meal & dredge the oysters in the mixture.  Let the oysters sit, refrigerated, for 20 minutes.  Heat the oil to about 350°F on medium heat.  Add in the butter (optional for flavor).
  2. Fry the oysters until crispy, about 1-2 minutes per side.  The oysters are done when they are golden brown & crispy.  Transfer the fried oysters to a paper towel lined plate.  Sprinkle with sea salt & serve hot with spicy cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.

Chef’s Note:This is a great recipe for the holidays and goes well as croutons on a salad or as part of the dressing in a Thanksgiving turkey!

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Hamantaschen

Submitted by JamiSings

Dough Ingredients

3 c. flour ½ c. almonds, finely ground
1½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt
½ c. sugar Zest of one lemon
½ lb. unsalted butter or margarine 1 egg
2 tbsp cold water 1 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg white, beaten

Poppy Seed Filling Ingredients

4 oz. poppy seeds ½ c. milk
1 tbs unsalted butter or margarine ¼ c. seedless raisins, plumped
¼ c. toasted walnuts, pecans, or almonds 1 tbsp honey
½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients in a bowl & blend thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, almonds, baking powder, salt, sugar, & lemon zest. Blend or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles very fine crumbs.
  4.  In a small bowl beat the egg, water, & lemon juice until well blended. Add to the flour mixture & beat until completely blended & the mixture begins to form a dough. Do not overmix.
  5. Transfer to a floured board & knead the dough into a ball. Divide the ball into 6 or 7 equal portions for easier handling. Flatten each portion with the palms of your hands & roll it out to ¼” thick. With a scalloped cookie cutter, cut into 3½” rounds.
  6. Place 1 heaping tsp of filling in the center of each round. Fold the edges of the dough toward the center to form a triangle, leaving a bit of the filling visible in the center. Pinch the edges to seal them.
  7. Place the hamantaschen on a lightly greased foil-like baking sheet & brush with the egg white. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to racks to cool.