Food for Thought – January 15, 2013

Ever since my eye doctor told me to eat fish at least twice a week to help slow my macular degeneration, I’ve been looking for fish recipes.  The following one from Helen Conwell of Fairhope, AL is quick and declicious.

Tilapia with Tomato-Orange Relish

6 tilapia fillets (6 oz each)

3 Tbsp butter, melted

1/2 tsp salt, divided

1/2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning

1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

1 Tbsp capers, drained

1 medium orange, peeled

1-12/ Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1) Place fish in a greased 5 x 10 x 1″ baking pan.  Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and the lemon-pepper.  Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

2) In a small bowl, combine tomato, orange, onion, capers, brown sugar, vinegar and remaining salt.  Serve with fish.

Yield: 6 servings

Chicken is a good source of protein.  You will like this recipe from Susan Cortes of Northbrook, IL.

Chicken with Cranberry-Balsamic Sauce

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 oz each)

1-1/4 tsp salt, divided

1/2 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup cranberry juice

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot

3 Tbsp butter

1) Sprinkle chicken with 1 tsp salt and the pepper.  In large skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides.  Transfer to greased 13 x 9″ baking pan.  Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.

2) Add cranberry juice, vinegar, cranberry sauce, and shallot to skillet, stirring to loosen bits from pan.  Bring to boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2.  Stir in butter and remaining salt until butter is melted.  Serve with chicken.

Yield: 4 servings

Here is a great pecan recipe:

Winter White Pecans

1/2 stick butter, melted

2-1/2 cups large pecans


1/2 lb white chocolate or almond bark

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Pour butter over pecans.  Bake 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and cool.  In top of double boiler, melt chocolate.  Using toothpicks, dip pecans in white chocolate.  Place on waxed paper and cool.  Remove toothpicks and enjoy.

This last thought from Psalm 51:14:

“Restore my joy on Your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit.”

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Until next time,