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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Grilled Fish Recipes

Mediterranean-Style Grilled Fish Cakes

What you need:

  • 1 cup tuna flakes
  • 3/4 cup shrimp
  • 3/4 cup bay scallops
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 2 fresh hot chile peppers, seeded
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then cook bay scallops. Stir occasionally until white on all sides. Remove from heat, drain and set aside. Mix together tomatoes, garlic, onion, egg and 1 tablespoon olive oil on a blender or food processor. Add parsley, basil, chile peppers and Italian seasoning. Pulse on medium until ingredients are finely chopped. Add tuna flakes, shrimp and scallops then pulse on low, gradually adding bread crumbs. Continue blending on low until mixture is firm and sticky (not pureed to a paste). Form mixture into 1-inch thick patties and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Dredge patties lightly on flour then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side of until golden brown on both sides.

Tropical Soy-Garlic Grilled Salmon

What you need:

  • 4 1-inch thick salmon steaks
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

In a large bowl, mix together garlic, soy sauce, orange juice concentrate, vegetable and olive oil, tomato sauce, onion, lemon juice, mustard and ginger root. Mix to combine ingredients well. Place salmon steaks in marinade and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. When ready, remove salmon from marinade. Bring the excess marinade to a boil in a small pan. Cook salmon on a pre-heated grill, basting with cooked marinade, for 8 to 10 minutes or when fish is flaky.

Traditional Sweets Made Exotic

You will have to start the process by greasing the baking pans. The number of baking pans you will grease will depend on the number of layers you want your cake to possess. Usually these cakes have four layers. To make a four layer cake, you will have to use either two pans or four pans. If you take two pans, you will need to cut each layer you get into two halves to make the four-layer cake.

Beat sugar, water and egg yolks briskly until the entire sugar gets dissolved and you get a light, fluffy mix. Sift all the dry ingredients into the wet mixture you just prepared; don’t forget to stir the mixture lightly while sifting to ensure no lumps are formed.

Now, you will need to beat the egg whites until stiff. Add it into the mixture of dry and wet ingredients and stir well. Bake the mixture at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 minutes you can check whether the cake is ready be means of a knife test. If it’s not done, bake it for five more minutes. Allow the cake to cool down completely before you divide the layers into two.

Now, we will teach you how to prepare the filling. In a bowl, take the sugar and butter and beat them well until you get a creamy, fluffy mixture. Now, make thick custard using the custard powder and milk. Allow the custard to cool down. Once the custard reaches room temperature, add the sugar and butter mixture to it and whisk well. Place the resulting creamy mix into the freezer so that it cools down completely. You can now arrange the four-layered cake and serve.

About Calories in Wine

On average, whether you have a standard red or white glass of wine, there are 25 calories per one ounce of wine. When you think about an average glass of wine containing five ounces, this means you will consume 125 calories within any glass. Although this is not a nominal amount, it is not an exorbitant amount of calories either.

Another thing to consider is that these calories are not sugar based. For those who do not know much about the wine making process, when a wine is cultivated, sugar is involved in the process. Sugar is used to help regulate the amount of alcohol within any bottle of wine; the higher the amount of alcohol, the more sugar which was used to make the wine. However, during the fermentation process, all of the sugar is burned off. Therefore, there is no sugar within your bottle of wine, so you do not have to worry about added sugar within your wine. The only time this is not the case is when you are drinking some dessert wines, as they do add a minimal amount of sugar in after the fermentation process to add to the sweetness.

Overall, no matter what kind of wine you are drinking, the amount of calories is fairly consistent throughout all of them. Whether it is a white or a red wine, or if it is a dry or sweet wine, they will all average 25 calories per ounce. Now that you know how many calories in wine there actually are, you can moderately pour yourself the right amount of wine with any meal. You can use this knowledge to assure yourself you will not upset the diet you are on by enjoying a glass of wine.

Drinking Non Alcoholic Drinks

Alcohol-free sparkling red wines are the healthiest and vitamin enriched alternatives to alcoholic sparkling red wine. These drinks impart no adverse effects on the health of wine drinkers. If you are one of the individuals who take pleasure from the grand and electrifying taste of wine, then you must make sure that you have tasted the alcohol-free wine. The similarity in the flavor of these drinks can make you fall in love with this variety of drink which can serve your taste.

The health benefits of this drink include, it helps in lowering blood pressure in men who are at a risk for heart attack.

Hence, we see that the best way to enjoy a party is by savoring non-alcoholic drinks. This is because you can remain tension-free when you are consuming them. These drinks serve as a great alternative to alcoholic drinks to celebrate any event. The biggest plus about these drinks is that they keep away the body and nervous system of the person safe from the negative effects of alcohol.

Next time you need a drink to have a good time, make it great by opting for a variety of drinks without alcohol. Make every occasion memorable with non-alcoholic drinks.