Poached Cod Fillets

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With this recipe, you can use any white, firm fish fillets. You can also use salmon fillets. The dish is similar to a Filipino dish called sinigang, – a stew that uses sour ingredients to make a sour broth. However, in this recipe, I didn’t want a sour broth. I wanted a flavorful broth but not overpowering sourness.
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Kimchi & Udon Noodle Soup

DSC_2695 My husband and I are big fans of Korean food. I love eating Korean food especially in the winter. This recipe was adapted from a Korean dish called Kimchi jigae. Hot and spicy and delicious! A spoonful of Korean chili powder or gochugaru gives you a mild spicy flavor. You may add more or less if desired.
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Deviled Eggs 3-Ways (Classic, Salmon , & Crab)

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Lef to right : Crab Deviled Eggs, Classic Deviled Eggs, Salmon Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs 3-ways is a fun way to serve a classic dish with a twist. Try it on your next party!

Ingredients:

For Classic Deviled Eggs
4 boiled eggs
2 tbsps light mayonnaise
2 tbsps chopped smoked salmon
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard (may use 1 tsp dijon mustard)
1 tsp minced shallots (optional)
paprika for dusting on top

For Salmon Deviled Eggs
4 boiled eggs
2 tbsps light mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard (may use 1 tsp dijon mustard)
2 tbsps chopped smoked salmon
1 tsp minced shallots (optional)

For Crab Deviled Eggs
4 boiled eggs
2 tbsps light mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard (may use 1 tsp dijon mustard)
2 tbsps chopped cooked crab meat
1 tsp minced shallots (optional)
1 tbsp minced celery

Directions:

For each recipe, just slice the peeled boiled eggs in half (or if you are being fancy, slice however you want, diagonal or cut the top off just like I did) and scoop out the egg yolks. In a bowl mash the egg yolks. Blend in all the ingredients and then scoop them back into the sliced eggs. Serve right away or put in a container covered with a tight lid and chill before serving.

Notes: You might think it is excessive to buy crab meat to make just 4 eggs??? Well, I was being systematic here. I made crab cakes with the rest of the canned crab meat that I bought so it is all good, nothing wasted.

Also, unless you want to stuff your deviled eggs too much, too high, stuff it up to just about 2 teaspoons of the mixture and just save the leftover in a container in the fridge and use them as spreads for your crackers or bread. Just don’t save too long.

As for the smoked salmon? Easy. Just buy the smallest package. Use what you need and munch on the leftover…sweet.

Double up the ingredients for more deviled eggs if desired.

Fried Smelts

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Rich in protein, omega-3, this fish is light in flavor. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals (source:http://www.livestrong.com/article/457143-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-smelt/.

So try it and be not afraid, you can eat a lot of this without the guilt trip.
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Soy Lemon Pork Chops

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An easy meal to make especially on a school night. Just make sure to remember marinating these chops ahead of time. You can also grill these.

Ingredients:
4 medium size pork chops
1/2 cup canola oil

Marinade:
1 cup soy sauce
juice of two lemons
2 tbsps sugar (optional)
1 tsp salt
2 tsps ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely

Mix all the marinade ingredients. Place pork chops in a ziplock or an airtight container, pour in marinade and marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
To fry:
Discard marinade. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry both sides of pork chops until golden brown and cooked through. Cook each side for about 4-5 minutes. Turn heat to low if meat is browning too quick.

Serve with your favorite side.