Category: MEAT, FISH AND POULTRY

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish is easy, simple, and satisfies all the craving for fish and chips.   You could defiantly make thicker French fries or steak fries, which reminds me the most of the British chips. My kids are mad about these air-fryer potatoes.…

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are finger-licking delicious. In addition super easy recipe. Well, to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of chicken thighs. Some people are white meat lovers and some dark, I am definitely a white meat lover. Yes, sometimes I like…

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins are such an amazing at to feed a crowd. They are also great for meal prep.

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

I am not big on meal prepping. Well, I do pre-pack meat into smaller containers or ziplock bags, sometimes chop vegetables and store my herbs.

However, preparing a meal ahead, which is so popular nowadays and storing it in containers is not for me.

I tried really hard, however, my kids would eat it before my week would end so I gave up. Not everything, just the things that re the best in the box like grilled chicken or pasta.

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So I was cooking double meals. It was just not working for my family so well, that’s why I gave up.

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

With that being said, I think it is a fantastic idea if you have two people or even three. It could be really a life saving when you meal prep.

Although from time to time I do make a big muffin tin of these and it saves me so much time in the morning.

I’d say these are fantastic even for an afternoon snack instead of that protein bar. Well, they are certainly better than sugary bars.

We are a meat-eating family so these beauties are always welcome on our table.

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Now, I showed you two versions; wrapped with bacon or with a ham slice. I like both versions, to be honest, that’s why I wanted to show you.

Hey, if you try making these delicious and easy Meat Lovers Egg Muffins tag me on Instagram.

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Meat Lovers Egg Muffins
Yield: Makes 12 Egg Muffins

Meat Lovers Egg Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The easy and tasty recipe for Meat Lovers Egg Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients

  • 12 strips Bacon, + 2 slices for topping (use deli meat slices as an alternative)

Filling:

  • 1/4 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • Pinch of salt, or to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4-5 eggs, mixed
  • 2 oz cheese, shredded (any on hand works, I used mild cheddar)

Topping:

  • Fresh parsley for garnish, if desired
  • Bacon crumbles

Instructions

BACON OR DELI MEAT

  1. Bacon Version: Cook bacon halfway either in the air fryer, pan or oven. This way it will crisp up much better once baked in the oven. Take it out and place it on the kitchen paper towel or cookie rack to cool for a bit.
  2. Deli Meat Version: If you are using deli ham or similar deli meat you can skip this part. Just place slices into muffin tin cups and make a small hole on the bottom with a fork. Cook only a few slices of bacon for the topping.

FILLING

  1. Head up the skillet and saute the ground beef and Italian sausage (casing off if any) with salt, pepper, onion powder, and dried parsley.
  2. Cook at medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
  3. Beat eggs very well. You do not need to season it cause it is quite salty already.

ASSEMBLY

Bacon Version:

  1. Place bacon inside of the muffin cups, then add filling in, a tablespoon or two depending on the size of your muffin tin cups.
  2. Add a bit of cheese on the top then pour eggs over it just under the edge of the muffin tin cups
  3. Add more cheese if desired.

Deli Meat Version:

  1. Place ham slices into the muffin cups then pierce bottoms with a fork.
  2. Add filling, cheese and pour beaten eggs over it.
  3. Add more cheese if desired.

BAKING:

  1. Bake egg muffins in preheated oven to 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Allow them to cool down for about 5 minutes then slide a spoon around the muffin cup and pop egg muffins out.
  3. Garnish or top them with chopped parsley and crispy bacon bits.
  4. They must be completely cooled down before placing them in the airtight container. They should be kept in the fridge and used within 3 days for the best taste.

Notes

If you are using ham, for example, as muffin cup holders, see pics, then crisp up some bacon on the side, crumble and use as a topping. I used aways one or two extra slices regardless because it tastes good with a bit of bacon on the top.

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Meatballs is a comfort soup at its best. Perfect for cold days, but we love it all year round. This meal definitely feeds mia famiglia very well and on the budget, if I might add. It’s rich, comforting, satisfying, a…

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is so easy, and everyone in my house loves it. My favorite kitchen toy is an air fryer by far. As soon as we got it I was in love with it. A year later we got another one. It is…

Chicken Schnitzels

Chicken Schnitzels

One of my absolute favorite food is tasty, easy and pan-fried Chicken Schnitzels. I can eat this all day, and every single day without ever getting tired of, and I am not even exaggerating.

Chicken Schnitzels
Chicken Schnitzels

I have a love-hate relationship with fried food, but I suspect many of us have the same issue.

Well, I do try not to make it too often, but when I do it is a feast.

Pork or chicken cutlet or schnitzels are such a marvelous mate to serve with salad, over pasta, with potatoes or rice, or perhaps in a sandwich or a wrap.

As you can see there are literally tones of possibilities. To be honest, my family is obsessed with it as much as I am.

Every time when my kids have friends over pork or chicken schnitzels need to be made as well as pasta and sauce. PERIOD!

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Chicken Schnitzels

I am probably spoiling people too much, but I love having these teenagers over.

On top of all, I enjoy feeding them homemade food and getting some positive feedback.

This is such a stupidly easy recipe, and I know you will love it.

I have decided to share this recipe simply because so many asked for it. Even though I have pork schnizes, and the method is almost the same.

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Chicken Schnitzels

Anyhow, if you get the change to make my Chicken Schnitzels, please tag me on Instagram.

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Thank you so much in advance for all your support. Do not forget to connect on social media with me.

I love seeing your creativity and hearing your thoughts.

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Chicken Recipe
Yield: Serve 4

Chicken Schnitzels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy and tasty recipe for my amazing Chicken Schnitzels

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper on each cutlet
  • 1/2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used gluten-free)
  • 3 large eggs, well mixed
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (any type works fine)
  • 4-5 tablespoons oil
  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts on the cutting board and remove if there is any fat. Cut a large chicken breast half in half diagonally lengthwise. See pic below.
  2. Place each cutlet in a large plastic bag or use plastic wrap (film), one at a time, and pound them so they are approximately 1/2 inch in thickness.
  3. Season each chicken cutlet with a pinch of salt and ground black pepper.
    Prepare 3 bowls, one with flour, second with well-mixed eggs and the last with bread crumbs. I add a pinch of salt and pepper to eggs, some people add in the flour. NOTE* You do not need much salt as breadcrumbs are usually seasoned. If they are not, season accordingly. Add a good pinch of salt, pepper and maybe herbs if the crumbs are not seasoned.
  4. Place each piece of chicken in the flour, coating both sides, and shaking off any excess. Next, dunk it into the whisked egg, let any excess liquid drain off. Then coat it with breadcrumbs. Set aside until ready. At this point, you could place them in the airtight container and keep in the fridge for a couple of days. I like adding a wax paper or kitchen paper towel in between each uncooked chicken cutlet.
  5. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot but not smoking, carefully place one piece of Chicken Schnitzel into the pan and let it cook for 2 minutes and then flip it over to finish cooking. I like flipping it twice so about 8 minutes per schnitzel and I cook 2 to 3 at the time depending on the size of the skillet. If the skillet or a frying pan is small, like 8 inches I cook only one at the time.
  6. Each piece should be golden brown on both sides.
  7. Remove the chicken to a kitchen paper towel-lined plate and repeat the process with the remaining chicken.
  8. Once all the chicken is cooked, give it all a generous squeeze of lemon, a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley, and season with more salt if needed.

Notes

Easy Chicken Marsala

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Easy Shrimp and Grits

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Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington

If you love salmon than you will love this tasty and quite easy Salmon Wellington aka salmon fillet wrapped with puff pastry.

I think this is the fanciest dish that I made in a long time, but it is ridiculously simple. Well, I could not believe why was I scared to make it before.

Anyhow, I had so much fish in my freezer and decided to give it a go. The first time when I made it for my family and me, it was so good. The second time even better.

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Now, I must make it every few weeks. It is just such a delicious and satisfying way to prep fish. In addition, my family simply loves it.

My husband actually asks for it all the time so when I want to make a romantic dinner for just two of us, this meal is certainly it.

Salmon Wellington

I imagine that you could use another type of fish. I did not try it, but I do not see the reason why not.

Also, I don’t think chicken or pork would work unless you pre-cook it.

I think the pastry would be too soggy but then again I have not tried it, however, I suspect precooking would help tremendously.

Anyhow, I am not Godan Ramsey, of course, but I believe my Salmon Wellington is kick-ass good. It is flavorful, easy and delicious.

You may serve it with maybe my comforting potato salad, or refreshing Cucumber Radish Salad.

Salmon Wellington

Either way, I really do hope you guys make it and like it as much as we did.

That being said, I will update pictures soon because I didn’t like these as much… but, you guys kept asking for the recipe ever since I posted on Instagram. So, here it is.

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Salmon Wellington
Yield: Serves 2-3

Salmon Wellington

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Festive and fancy looking Salmon Wellington is always hit on the table especially if you are salmon lover.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, or defrosted frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for spinach
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, for spinach
  • 2 oz heavy whipped cream
  • 1/4 block cream cheese
  • Handful shredded parmesan cheese, about 1/4-1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, softened to room temperature
  • 1 salmon fillet, defrosted if frozen and skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for salmon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, for salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten for pastry

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds at medium-high heat then add the spinach, onion powder, salt, and pepper, cooking until spinach is creamy and looks done.
  3. Pour in heavy whipped cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and dill, stirring until the mixture is evenly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Defrost salmon fillet if frozen and remove the skin if your fillet got skin. Season salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Also, if there are any bones, please remove pin bones from a Salmon fillet. Lay the fillet flat on a work surface and run your fingers down its length. When you locate a bone, take the end of the bone with fish tweezers and steadily on the bone, wiggling it gently until it pulls free. Repeat until bine free.
  5. On a cutting board, smooth out the sheet of puff pastry. You may use a rolling pin to stretch it a bit.
    Add a few tablespoons of spinach mixture in the middle of the pastry, lengthwise where the salmon ging to lay.
  6. Place the salmon in the middle of the pastry and on top of the creamy spinach bed.
  7. Place several spoonfuls of the spinach mixture on top of the salmon, smoothing it out so that it does not spill over the sides.
  8. Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the salmon and spinach, starting with the long sides and then the shorter ends. You may trim any excess pastry from the ends, then fold the ends on top or just tuck in the side under the pastry log.
  9. Flip the puff pastry-wrapped salmon over and transfer for a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or use non-stick baking tin.
  10. Brush the beaten egg on the top and sides of the pastry. Score the top of the pastry with a knife, cutting shallow diagonal lines to create a crosshatch pattern.
  11. Bake about 25 minutes, or until pastry is nicely golden brown.

Notes

You may use other fish if you prefer but the time would depend on the thickness and type of fish. Expermiting is always great!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are such a delight. To be serious, it is the comfort food at its finest. I have decided to make them individually because they are portion size and they just look so adorable. I do not know about you, but I…