As the spring comes around and lent is in full force for many people, these easy mini crab cakes are a great appetizer for any gathering and is a true crowd pleaser. The mini crab cakes are full of lump crab meat, which is a necessity for any crab cake and is full of citrus flavor. The recipe also uses a cream cheese base in place of the mayo that helps the crab cakes firm up when they are baking. Baking the crab cakes make all edges nice and crispy with no effort and wont need to spend time frying them each.
Hushpuppies are a small corn meal based savory balls that are fried and are typical served as a side dish or appetizer. They are more popular in the southern half of the US. In these crab hushpuppies recipe, the preparation is simple and quick with the use of ready-to-use cornbread mix. Using the cornbread mix cuts out a lot of extra ingredients to measure out. The batter can be made in about the same time the oil takes to heat up over a medium heat. Even if you are unsure of making hushpuppies, this recipe gives a great tasty result packed with corn and crab flavors, goes especially well with the Dijon honey sauce below.
This baked soy maple salmon is a great quick and easy recipe that is great for any dinner. The recipe only uses six ingredients and are very easy to find, probably have them in your kitchen right now. The salmon cooks in under 15 minutes and comes out flaky and covered in a delicious glaze that is caramelized on right at the end. If salmon isn't your favorite kind of fish, you can also replace it with a different fatty fish such as cod, sea bass, halibut or trout.
If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer, you have to try this recipe. This crab and cheese bread loaf is packed with a cheesy crab filling that sticks to the toasted bread loaf. The crab and cheese bread loaf can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes and is a crowd pleaser for your next family gathering or game day. Check out the recipe below in post.
Halibut is a very versatile fish, you can grill, poach, pan fry and the easiest roasting in the oven. This walnut dijon crusted roasted halibut is very simple to prepare, start to finish it can be done in 15-20 minutes. The oven does all of the cooking. The only thing you have to is top the halibut fillets with the crust topping. Halibut is a very lean fish however, so make sure you don't let the fish get overcook and dries out. Check out the recipe below in post.
A quick and easy way to cook fish is to broil it in the oven. It is a hassle free way that takes very little effort and can be done in under 10 minutes. With the addition of the mayonnaise, the fish gets a nice golden crust and holds in the lemon-thyme flavor along with keeping the fish fresh and moist. Check out the recipe below in post.
Chimichurri sauce is an Argentina sauce that is great for marinating and as a condiment on top of grilled meat. The chimichurri sauce is a very vibrant green color and is very similar to a pesto that uses cilantro and parsley in place of basil. With these grilled shrimp you use the chimichurri sauce for a marinate then use it as a finishing sauce that packs the shrimp with great flavor inside and out. It is perfect as a meat portion of a meal or as an appetizer. Check out the recipe below in the post.
Crab rangoons are basically crab and cream cheese wontons. They are popular appetizer in Chinese restaurants all across the country and are one of the easiest things to make. Crab rangoons are packed with fresh crab taste and super creamy cheese oozes out as you bite into them. You can substitute the rangoons with imitation crab to get more of the fast food chinese restaurant flavor, but in opinion the real crab is so much better. These are really fun to make with the whole family, just don’t let the little kids around the oil! The crab rangoons can be made a ahead and even frozen for dinners or snacks down the road. Check out the recipe below in post.
Once again we are back to the eve of cinco de mayo and what else do you make for the holiday, TACOS. These chili rubbed salmon tacos are packed with heart healthy salmon, avocado, and a lime mayonnaise sauce all wrapped in a corn tortilla and finished off with your favorite toppings. The preparation is simple and takes no more then 20 minutes to table and enjoying them. Check out the recipe below and let me know what your favorite taco is.
Tacos are one of the dinners most families keep as a staple for an easy family dinner. These fried fish tacos have a crispy golden brown crust while the fish inside is moist and full flavored. The best fish to use is a halibut or cod or other firm white fish. Then topped with the sriracha lime creme and picked cabbage add a great splash of color a mixture of heat and tangy-ness that complement the fish well. The use of soda does the same thing beer would do in a batter, but adds a bit of sweetness and helps with the golden color. The recipe can be easily expanded to feed more and the sauce can be made ahead of time to cut down on same day preparation. Check out the recipe below.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!