Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cream Cheese Pepper Jam Puffs

Cream Cheese Pepper Jam Puffs
     Since it is still the holiday season I thought I would post another simple and fantastic appetizer recipe for those parties we all have to host or go to. This idea came to me from another dish that I have found at many office parties. You know the one, someone brings a block of cream cheese, spreads some pepper jam on top, and serves it with some crackers spread around it. So easy and one of the best things I like to eat at a party. I thought why not switch it up a bit and turn it into an easy and bite size appetizer that everyone can enjoy. Cream Cheese Pepper Jam Puffs.
  • 1 pack frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 1 pack cream cheese
  • 1 jar pepper jam
1. Cut puff pastry sheets into 2 inc squares.
2. In a mini muffin pan spray some cooking spray and press in each square of puff pastry.
3. Take a spoon and drop a dollop of cream cheese into each puff pastry cup.
4. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until pastry has browned around edges.
5. Remove, let cool, and drop a dollop of pepper jam on top of each bite.
     These are so quick, easy, and will definitely be a favorite at your next holiday party.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 5-10 +



Monday, December 7, 2015

Pollock Over Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Red Pepper Sauce

     Not much to say about this dish. I was craving fish and wanted an interesting sauce to accompany it. So here goes; My Pollock over spicy red pepper sauce.

  • 2 fillets of Pollock
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • olive oil

1. In a large skillet over high heat drizzle some olive oil and saute diced red bell pepper and green onion until soft.

2. Add in garlic and saute until fragrant.

3. Remove from heat and place in a blender. Add pinch of cayenne, cumin, lime juice and water and
pulse until smooth.

4. Pour mixture back into skillet.

5. Salt and pepper your Pollock fillets. Place in skillet and cover and simmer in pepper sauce for about 8-10 minutes or until flaky and done.

      Delicious, spicy, flavorful, and very healthy. This fish dish was fantastic and the sauce would go good with any type of fish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2