Great Dinner Ideas

Dated: 10/25/2016

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What's For Dinner ?? The burning question every evening.  Last night we had a great dinner. Over the summer we went fishing in Florida and had a fantastic experience.  I defrosted some fish from our fishing trip and then thought for a while to come up with a recipe.

NOTE:   If you don't have fish in your freezer you can purchase great fish (non farm raised) at  

I decided on the menu:  Blackened Fish with roasted potatoes, broccoli and a quick Ceasar Salad.

Here is the recipe for Blackened Fish:

Blackened Fish Seasoning:

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne

3/4 teaspoon white pepper

3/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Mix all ingredients together.

There are a few secrets to blackening your fish to perfection.  You will need: Cast iron skillet - smoking hot, melted butter

First, rinse your fish and dry each piece with a paper towel.  Then dip the fish in melted butter and then coat with the seasoning.  Place in skillet and sear on both sides.   Enjoy

The roasted potatoes are super easy - cut up the potatoes and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Place in the oven that is pre-heated 400 degrees.  Roast until tender 25 - 45 minutes.

I used a bag of broccoli and cooked it in the microwave.  Seasoned with a little Tony's Seasoning.

I purchased the broccoli from Sams Club in Covington.   It's a 4 pound bag of broccoli that has 4 portion bags of broccoli.

This was an easy dinner and very yummy.

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Libby Cabrera

Libby is a proud mother of three children and currently resides on the Northshore in Mandeville. She was born and raised in Southern California and has personally moved several times with her family s....

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