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Monday, May 23, 2011

Shark anyone?

This is by no means a traditional dish, but while fishing this weekend during the Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Clint caught a bull shark! It was filleted for him, and we brought it home. I have never made shark before, but I thought I would put up the recipe I found and used for it just in case someone has or finds someone who needs a shark recipe.
Something I would change unless you like super salt taste, would be to cut down on the soy and garlic salt. I did use garlic powder as well, because I didn't have enough onion powder. It was an excellent starter recipe though. Just something to play around with I think!

Seven Spiced Shark Steaks

2 Shark filet's
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons garlic salt
2 Tablespoons onion powder
2 Tablespoons thyme (fresh or not...)
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 Tablespoon black pepper

1. Rinse and cut off any extra skin on the sharks.
2. Mix, in a small bowl, the ingredients until paste like.
3. Rub on both sides of shark, place on a plate and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 325F.
5. Arrange shark on a baking sheet and cook all the way through, about 40 minutes. Flip once at 20 minutes.

and after

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baked Spaghetti

As you know by now, I use Allrecipes frequently. I really have enjoyed almost every recipe I've found on there. Here is another I found and kind of made my own. It's really simple and good for a quick meal.

1lb Spaghetti noodles, uncooked
1-26 ounce can of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I used garlic & herb)
1lb ground beef
1 cup of your favorite cheese (I used 1 cup cheddar and 1 cup mozzarella)
9x13 pan

1. Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef. While doing so, bring water to a boil, then add noodles.
2. Add can of spaghetti sauce to the beef, stir and simmer. Cook noodles to your liking.
ground beef and sauce

boiling noodles

3. Drain noodles and add to beef and sauce, stir.
4. Add everything to the pan. Sprinkle the cheese(s) on top.

5. Place in preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
6. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I enjoy rhubarb and had it on several occasions while at our family place in Canada, along with blueberry pie (my favorite!). I had a friend make me a strawberry rhubarb pie a couple years ago, and I loved it. I found this recipe and hope to make it again soon.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and sugar. Add strawberries and chopped rhubarb. Toss with sugar and flour and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour filling into pie crust. Dot top with butter, and cover with top crust. Seal edges of top and bottom crust with water.
  4. Apply yolk to top of pie, using a pastry brush. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut small holes in top to let steam escape.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly and brown. Cool on rack.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chicken Primavera with Pasta

My husband had his wisdom teeth out, and ended up having to have surgery to close the hole that went into his sinus because it was causing him pretty extreme pain. This is one of the first meals he's been able to eat since he got them out! I changed it up a little bit from the original, but not much.

1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cup brocolli, cut
1 red bell pepper
1 (10 ounce) tub of Philadelphia Savory Garlic cooking creme
2 cups cooked fettuccine or your favorite pasta

1. Boil water, add pasta and cook to your likeness.
2. Cook and stir chicken in a large non stick skillet until done. Add veggies; cook 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add cooking creme; stir and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Stir in pasta and serve while warm.