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BBQ Sauce

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This sauce is so easy to make – and so delicious! It’s much better than anything you can ever buy in the store!

Ingredients:

1 c. red wine

1 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

1/4 t. allspice

1 c. tomato sauce

3 T. tomato paste

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan. Simmer for about 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Chicken Parmigiana in a Pouch

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Here’s another really easy “pouch” recipe! These are so easy that absolutely no skill is required!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. asparagus, washed and trimmed

Olive oil to taste

1 garlic clove, minced

1 chicken breast

Shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 c. tomato sauce

Fresh basil leaves

Parchment paper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400.

Place asparagus in a mixing bowl and coat with olive oil. Add some salt and pepper, and the minced garlic. Mix well. Place it on the bottom of a piece of parchment paper large enough to fold over into a pouch.

Place the chicken breast on top. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil leaves.

Fold up the pouch and place it in a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken registers 165 internal temperature.

 

Simple Swordfish

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This sauce is so fresh and tasty – and it would be great with any white fish.

Ingredients:

2 swordfish fillets

1/4 c. olive oil

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Salt & pepper

Dried oregano or other dried herbs

Directions:

Grill the fish fillets until done. Cook them quickly and don’t let them dry out.

While the fish is cooking, combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.

When the fish is done, remove it to a warm platter. Puncture it with a fork. Drizzle the sauce on top and serve.

 

Grilled Indian Chicken

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If you’re looking for something really easy to make, this is it! The flavors are tasty and it takes just a very short while to make.

Ingredients:

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 t. cumin

1 t. turmeric

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. salt

1/4 t cayenne pepper

Directions:

Wash and dry the chicken thighs. Combine all the seasonings into a zip lock bag. Add the chicken thighs and mix well.

Heat a grill pan. Oil as necessary. Place the chicken thighs on the pan and brown well on both sides. Reduce the heat, cover, and cook until done.

Easy Chicken Parmigiana

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This is a super simplified method of making chicken parmigiana. It completely eliminates the work of having to bread and fry the chicken. And, I think, this way is much healthier without compromising on taste.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

1 cup Marinara Sauce

Shredded cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Drizzle some olive oil over the chicken breasts. Season them with salt & pepper.

Grill the breasts until the inside temp registers 165. DO NOT OVERCOOK!

Place the grilled breasts in a greased casserole dish. Spoon the marinara sauce on top and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Add some Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for about 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

 

Crispy Cod Fish

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This was a great, simple, healthy way to cook up some fish!

Ingredients:

1 c. breadcrumbs

1 c. cornmeal

2 t. seasoning salt

2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

6 codfish fillets

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Directions:

In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs, corn meal, salt, cayenne, and garlic powder. Put this mixture on a flat plate.

In another plate, add the eggs.

Dredge the fish fillets first in the breadcrumb mixture and then run it through the eggs. Fry the fish on the stove in some olive oil until they are browned on both sides.

Turn down the heat and cook through. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.