The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Tuna snacker

This is great by itself or served on crackers as an appetizer.

What you’ll need:

1 (6oz) pkg tuna
1 c red onion, chopped
1 c tomato, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbl chopped cilantro
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Refrigerate to chill. Makes about 3 cups.

Cost:
tuna – $0.89
onion – $1.12
tomato – $1.00
jalapeno – $1.08
limes – $1.99/4
Total – $4.58

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January 3, 2009 Posted by | ----tuna, -party ideas, -super snacks, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lemon pepper baked orange roughy

Another delicious fish recipe.

What you’ll need:

1 lb orange roughy fillet
2 Tbl butter
2/3 c biscuit mix
¼ c yellow cornmeal
½ tsp lemon pepper seasoning salt
½ tsp salt
1 egg
2 Tbl water

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan, melt butter in oven. Stir biscuit mix, cornmeal, lemon pepper seasoning and salt together. In a separate dish, mix egg and water. Dip fish into egg mixture, then coat with biscuit mixture. Place in pan. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn fish with spatula and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Feeds 4.

Cost:
fish fillets – $2.75
biscuit mix – $3.00
cornmeal – $3.12/5 pound bag
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $4.20

January 2, 2009 Posted by | -fish, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , | Leave a comment

Spicy cornmeal cod

I’ve mentioned before that I adore seafood. I like freshwater fish some too *lol* so I thought I’d share a couple of my fish recipes today.

What you’ll need:

1 ½ lbs cod, perch or other medium firm fish fillets, about ½ inch thick
¾ c cornmeal
¼ c flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried oregano leaves
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp pepper
2 eggs
3 Tbl butter, melted

Heat oven to 500 degrees. Cut fish into 4 x 2 inch pieces. Mix remaining ingredients except eggs and butter. Dip fish into eggs, then coat with cornmeal mixture. Place fish on ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle butter over fish. Bake 10 – 12 minutes, turning fish once, until golden brown. Feeds 6.

Cost:
fish fillets – $2.75/lb
cornmeal – $3.12/5 pound bag
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
butter – $1.75/pound
Total – $5.24

January 2, 2009 Posted by | -fish, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caribbean marinated kabobs

You can make these with chicken, pork, firm fish like tuna or snapper, or seafood like shrimp and scallops. You can also change up the vegetables to whatever kind you like.

What you’ll need:

2 lbs meat, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces or 1 lb large shrimp
½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces or 1 can pineapple chunks, drained and rinsed
1 red onion, peeled and cut into 4 wedges, layers separated
2 red, yellow or green bell peppers, or a mixture of all 3, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
1 pkg cherry tomatoes
¼ c orange juice
¼ c olive oil
¼ c cilantro, chopped
½ tsp cayenne pepper
8 bamboo skewers

Combine all ingredients in a large, zipper close bag. Seal and turn over several time to blend the ingredients. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Thread the skewers, alternating meat and vegetables. Place on a rack in a pan and bake @ 375 degrees or cook on an indoor or outdoor grill. Cook 8 – 10 minutes on each side or until the meat is cooked through. Makes 8 kabobs.

Cost:
meat or seafood – $3.00
pineapple chunks – $1.09
onion – $1.12
bell pepper – $0.90/each
cherry tomatoes – $2.25
orange juice – $2.99/gallon
Total – $9.56

January 2, 2009 Posted by | -beef, -fish, -party ideas, -vegetables, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beer battered fish or shrimp

Crunchy and delicious.

What you’ll need:

Oil for frying
1 lb fish fillet or 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 – 4 Tbl biscuit mix
1 c biscuit mix
½ c beer
1 egg
½ tsp salt

Pour oil 1 ½ inches deep in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer. Heat. Lightly coat fish with the 3 – 4 Tbl biscuit mix. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients until smooth. If batter is too thick, stir in additional beer, 1 Tbl at a time, until desired consistency. Dip fish or shrimp into batter, letting excess drip into bowl. Fry fish about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with tartar sauce if desired.

Cost:
fish fillets – $2.75
biscuit mix – $3.00
beer – $1.00
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $4.09

December 26, 2008 Posted by | -contains alcohol, -fish, -shrimp, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , | Leave a comment