2019-01-09 / Other Jenkins News

Country Cooking

Sue Davis

The holidays are gone and so are the turkey, ham, and dressing – hopefully! So, what’s cooking in your kitchen now? If you are struggling to come up with meal ideas, try these fish and seafood dishes that are sure to please your appetite and your family. And, they are spper easy! I hope you enjoy them.

Baked Tilapia with Garlic and Lime

4 6-8 oz. tilapia fillets
1 t. garlic salt
Black pepper to taste
¼ c. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Juice of one lime and finely grated zest
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside, Rinse fish and
dry. Place on baking sheet and season each fillet with garlic, salt and pepper. Divide butter
pieces, lime zest and juice among fillets. Bake for 8-12 minutes until fish flakes easily
with fork. Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp and Potato Skillet

5-6 red potatoes, quartered
Old Bay spice to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. jumbo shrimp, cleaned and deveined
2 medium onions, quartered
Cook potatoes in large pot until done. Add Old Bay and shrimp and cook until almost
done. Add onions, more OLD Bay, salt and pepper and cook until onions are tender. Serve
with garlic bread.

Peppy Cocktail Sauce

½ c. ketchup
½ c. chili sauce
3 T. lemon juice
1 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1 T. Horseradish
½ t. grated onions
¼ t. salt
¼ t. hot pepper sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Chill and serve.
Makes 1 ½ cups.

Tip for Blackened Fish

I always use a cast iron skillet when cooking fish to blacken them in a small amount of oil. You see, the trick is to get pan real hot so that the fish doesn’t stick and it cooks quickly and for that, no other pan trumps like the cast iron skillet. – Bobby Deen

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