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Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

I wanted to make tilapia for dinner, so I searched the web for one. I came across this sweet and spicy citrus recipe on  my recipes. I made it tonight for dinner and it was so awesome. I had all the ingredients on hand and it took no time at all to prepare. I served it with some brown rice. It was a delicious, satisfying, and quick meal!

Ingredients:

  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (depends how spicy you want it)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Arrange the fish in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Combine orange juice and next 9 ingredients (through garlic); pour over fish. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Sprinkle the fish with paprika; broil for 15 minutes. Drizzle sauce over fish.

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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Quick and Easy Buttermilk Cake

I always seem to have a little buttermilk leftover from other recipes and I am always trying to find ways to use it up. Tonight I searched around on the internet and found a yummy and easy recipe on about.com. I changed it up a little bit and it came out quite delicious. The batter tasted pretty good on the spoon too. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until combined. Scrape down sides and beat in egg and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add half of the buttermilk and stir to combine. Add half the flour mixture and stir to combine. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour mixture.
  3. Scrape batter into a greased 9 x 9 inch baking pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

You could always sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top if you are feeling spicy. 

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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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