Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fried Oysters.....

I was looking out at the snow and it got me to thinking about oyster stew. Well, that thought led to a fried oyster sandwich. Top it off with some Come Back Sauce, a bit of lettuce and that is a mighty fine lunch! Fried is the only way I will eat any oyster. Dip it in flour, then an egg bath and finally in a flour/cornmeal/spice combination and there you are. Nothing better. I also like an oyster fritter sandwich. That always seemed like a lot of bread to me. A nice oyster fritter (like an oyster pancake) and then put between two pieces of bread to eat it. Yup, lots of carbs in that one! A fried oyster Po'Boy is good eating, too. That Come Back Sauce is listed on my blog as well. Just put Come Back into my search area and it will come up. It is a Mississippi sauce that is good on just about everything and makes a great dip.
Till next time.....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lemon Butter Cream Sauce....

I'm sure you all know by now, that I love sauces. I will sauce most anything I cook, within reason of course. There is just something about a nice rich sauce poured over veggies, meat, fish or poultry, that cannot be denied. It's just special. Now that Lent is here and we are probably eating more fish than usual, here is a Lemon  Butter Cream Sauce to really jazz up that fish fillet. Give it a try, I don't think you will be disappointed. Doesn't this grilled shrimp look yummy with the Lemon Butter Cream Sauce!

Lemon Butter Cream Sauce
1/4 lb butter
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch, white pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
1 1/4 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch, lemon zest
1/2 pt. heavy cream
1/4 cup milk (to dissolve corn starch in)
1 tsp corn starch
To a sauce pan, add butter, salt, pepper, mustard, heat to light bubble.
Add lemon juice and simmer 3 minutes, whisk to blend. Add Cream and cook gently for 3 minutes. Add corn starch dissolved in milk, whisk and cook 5 minutes. Pour under and over cooked fish, sprinkle on some fresh chives.
Till next time.....


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Honey Mustard Sauce....

Boy, it's been a long time since I was able to post on this blog. But I am back and hope to give you some interesting recipes, photos and some nice places to visit. We are always looking for a party snack or new dip. One of my favorites is a Honey Mustard Sauce. The good thing about that sauce is that you can adjust the mustard and honey to make it as sweet or tart as you like. It is especially good with little chicken tender bites.

Honey Mustard Sauce
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared Dijon-style mustard
1/2 cup honey
In a medium bowl, blend the mayonnaise, Dijon-style mustard and honey. Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

Here is a sweet healthy Buffalo Sauce for the chicken tender bites as well.
Buffalo Sauce
1 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 tablespoon honey 

Mix well and microwave about 2 minutes in the microwave. Make sure you serve it with Bleu Cheese dressing or Ranch dressing.
Till next time......