Helen's Pan Fried Seabass

Written by Helen Porter


Fish is, as they say, good for you. It contains a wealth of 'good' fats and protein, not to mention vitamins. Most people, however, seem a little restricted in their choice of fish, sticking with trout and salmon mostly. So why not experiment a little with some ofrepparttar other wonderful fish out there? like sea-bass, or example! Sea-bass is a light white fish with a very mild flavor, and this easy-to-make dish is perfect for a dinner party sincerepparttar 113079 vegetables can be pre-prepared and then heated atrepparttar 113080 last moment. The ingredients you need are:-

2 Fillet Sea-bass 2 Peppers - Yellow & Red work for colour Spring Onions x 4 cut into 2 pieces Asparagus x8 tips 1 Large Courgette Olive Oil Balsamic Oil Garlive clove - crushed Butter 75g Whole Lemon cut into quarters Salt & Pepper

First you need to prepare your Pepper Butter with which you will fryrepparttar 113081 fish later.

Char-grill one half of a pepper (rub in a little oil oil). Once soft and cooked leave to cool. Mix in withrepparttar 113082 lightly salted butter, grind in a little pepper and squeeze one quarter ofrepparttar 113083 lemon over it. Putrepparttar 113084 mixture into a large piece of clingfilm inrepparttar 113085 middle in a long sausauge shape. Rollrepparttar 113086 cling-film so you haverepparttar 113087 butter inrepparttar 113088 middle in a sausage shape but covered over (this is a style preferred by www.HelensRecipes.com staff, byrepparttar 113089 way!). Put inrepparttar 113090 freezer - this will give you nice 'circle' shapes for cooking and presentation

Now slicerepparttar 113091 peppers into 4 pieces andrepparttar 113092 half pepper into 2 pieces. Cut your large courgette in half and then chop each half into 4 slices length ways so you get long slices rather than little round chunks. Rub all over with a little olive oil and chargrill. These should take around 25 minutes - take offrepparttar 113093 heat once cooked.

Fresh Strawberries

Written by Sherri Allen


Spring has arrived, bringing with itrepparttar sweet start of strawberry season. Strawberries,repparttar 113078 first fruit to ripen in spring, are enjoyed all overrepparttar 113079 world, with native forms growing on every continent except Africa and Australia. Families in 94% of American households eat strawberries, which were selected asrepparttar 113080 favorite fruit by more than half of all 7 to 9 year olds.

In addition to being delicious, strawberries are very nutritious. Ancient Romans prized strawberries for their medicinal value, believingrepparttar 113081 berries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, inflammation, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, halitosis, attacks of gout and diseases ofrepparttar 113082 blood, liver and spleen. In fact, strawberries are very high in vitamin C, containing more vitamin C than a medium orange. Vitamin C helps your body heal, resist infections and maintain healthy bones, gums and teeth. Strawberries are also high in antioxidants and fiber, as well as a source of iron, calcium,folate and vitamin A.

Whether you buy your strawberries from a local farmer's market orrepparttar 113083 nearest chain grocery store, take time to selectrepparttar 113084 sweetest, ripest berries. Look for bright red berries with fresh green caps. Make sure there are no signs of mold growth inrepparttar 113085 package; if one berry has mold, then you can be sure mold spores have spread throughoutrepparttar 113086 entire package. One-and-a-half pounds of strawberries equals one quart, which will give you about four cups of sliced strawberries.

As soon as you get home with your strawberries, put them in a shallow container, cover them loosely with plastic wrap and store them inrepparttar 113087 coldest part of your refrigerator for two to three days at most. Do not washrepparttar 113088 berries until you are ready to use them. To wash your strawberries, put them in a colander and rinse them under cold running water. Then, just removerepparttar 113089 green caps with a paring knife orrepparttar 113090 tip of a vegetable peeler. Now, you're ready to eat your strawberries or use them in your favorite recipe.

FABULOUS STRAWBERRY MUFFINS

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup melted butter 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped

Preheat oven to 400F. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line muffin cups with paper cupcake liners. In a large bowl combinerepparttar 113091 flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until all ingredient are well blended.

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