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Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (20 Votes)
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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 15

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cod or other firm white fish
  • 2 small lemons
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 (5-ounce) packages baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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I like this zesty lemon-ginger fish when I need a light dinner option in a hurry

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Thai red curry paste provides the spicy base for this soup

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 12 ounces (3-cups) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 4 large green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste, such as Thai Kitchen
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15-ounce) petite diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup (6-ounces) green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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Prepare this hearty chowder at the height of summer, when lobster and fresh corn are at their seasonal best

  • STOCK:
  • 3 (1.5-pound) cooked lobsters, cracked and split
  • 3 ears corn
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, about 3/4 stick
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • SOUP:
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 0.25-pound bacon, large-diced
  • 2 cups large unpeeled Yukon gold potatoes, diced, about 2 medium
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onions, chopped, about 2 onions
  • 2 cups celery, diced, about 3 to 4 stalks
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream sherry
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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This shrimp dish boasts big and bold flavors with a creamy delicious sauce filled with sun dried tomatoes and spina...

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 pound shrimp or prawns, peeled, tails on or off
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup white wine, optional
  • 5 ounces jarred sun-dried tomato strips in oil, drained
  • 1 3/4 cups half and half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup basil leaves, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoons of milk, optional
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Try these delicious Vegan Chickpea Mushroom Burgers with Mustard Green Pesto at your next Barbeque or grilling summ...

  • BURGERS:
  • 1 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms (buttons, portobello, shiitake)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (if canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • additional grapeseed oil for cooking
  • PESTO:
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups packed mustard greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4.3/5 (14 Votes)

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Baked tilapia with a cheesey breadcrumb crust has the perfect blend of spices and is moist and delicious

  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ⁄3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 ⁄3 to 3⁄4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
4.4/5 (84 Votes)

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The whole purpose of this recipe was to come up with a variation that would require no frying and, if possible, use...

  • 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 4 (5 to 6-inches wide) large stemmed portobello mushrooms, brushed clean
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup commercially prepared light tomato sauce
  • nonstick cooking spray
4.6/5 (51 Votes)

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Beer and pancake mix as a shrimp batter? Pure genius! These coconut shrimp are quick-fried to stay crispy on the ou...

  • 1/2 pound unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Vegetable oil
4.3/5 (66 Votes)

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Easy baked tuna cakes are perfect as appetizers, but perfect for a light dinner

  • 1 package Stove Top Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 2 cans white tuna in water, drained, flaked
  • 1 cup Kraft Creamy Mozzarella Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia
  • 1 small stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip made with Olive Oil Spread, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon zest and 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
4.7/5 (22 Votes)

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Pan-Seared Swordfish with Creamy Dijon-Caper Sauce is the perfect recipe for weeknight meals or dress this dish up ...

  • 4 (6-ounce) swordfish steaks, about 0.75-inch thick
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 12-ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Hushpuppies are a popular side dish in the Southern tradition, But you can love them no matter where you live

  • 7 ounces cooked shrimp
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 whole small vidalia onion, minced
  • 3 whole celery stalks minced
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced
  • Oil, for frying
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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This quick and easy Baked Tilapia with Garlic Butter recipe tastes delicious

  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 6-ounces each)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch dill weed or parsley, dried
  • Paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4/5 (82 Votes)

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General Tso's Chickpeas are flavorful, delicious, and filled with all the Asian-inspired flavors that you love, but...

  • MARINADE:
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas cooked, or 1 (15-ounce) can, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos or coconut aminos (soy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 spring onions, sliced (white parts, save green for garnish)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, or sweetener of choice
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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Shepherd's pie is the perfect way to eat your veggies

  • FILLING:
  • 3 pounds Yellow Finn or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil, divided, plus more for greasing rings
  • 2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced, cups
  • 3 medium portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 1/2 pound assorted wild mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, thyme, oregano, and/or sage
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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Guinness-Glazed Halibut is the sweet and savory full meal the whole family will love

  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles Guinness Stout
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless halibut fillets
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 2x1/2-inch sticks
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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