Monday, March 30, 2015

Fried Rice peruvian style (Chifa al paso)

Fried Rice peruvian style (Chifa al paso)
2 cups of cooked white rice
3 eggs scrambled
1 small chicken breast
1/4 onion chopped
1 tsp garlic pressed
1 TBS small piece of ginger root shredded
5 heads of green onions (use whites and greens)
1 tsp sesame oil
Soy sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Monday, March 23, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup 2


4 lbs whole butternut squash (about 2 medium)
2 Tbs butter
1 medium Granny Smith apple, (peeled, cored, and diced)
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp salt, plus more if needed
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3-1/2 cup cream
1 Tbs brown sugar (opt)
pinch of nutmeg or pinch of sage (opt)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Poke holes in squash with fork or knife. Microwave for 3 minutes each. Allow to cool. Cut in half, remove seeds, and place face down in baking pan. (I cover mine with tin foil). Put in oven and pour water into pan around squash halves. Bake 1 1/2 hours. (Alternately, you can brush halves with olive oil or butter, lightly salt and pepper them and cook them facing up for the same amount of time.)
Allow squash to cool slightly and scoop flesh out into bowl.
Melt butter in pan. Saute onion and apples until softened, about 7 minutes. Add squash, broth, water and seasonings. Mix and heat on medium low until it simmers. Continue to stir and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from head and stir in cream.
With an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the soup until smooth.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Simple Baked Fish

Goes great with rice and veggies. I sauté some onions and bell peppers, add vegetables, and then mix in some cooked rice and parmesan cheese.


1-1 1/2 lbs tilapia fillet
2-4 Tbs butter, melted
2 tsp lemon juice
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/3 cup Panko break crumbs


Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease 13x9" baking dish.
Rinse fish filets and pat dry. Set them in single layer in the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, pepper, thyme and parsley. Stir well. Pour evenly over fish.
Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Turn on broiler last 2-3 minutes if you want fish crispy.