Showing posts from June 16, 2013

Fish in Chips - Improv Challenge - Easy

This recipe really isn't new.  The basic recipe was for years a Passover favorite in my house, made from memory so often that I don't remember exactly where it came from anymore.  For today's challenge, however, I jazzed it up slightly with some cayenne pepper.   But if you are the kind who thinks mayo should tone down its spices, feel free to reduce or omit either/or pepper entirely.

Play with the chips to your heart's content.  I used plain ol' 'tater chips (low-salt ... the Try-n-Save had a sale), but I bet sour cream and onion chips would be three kinds of heaven. 

Fish in Chips - Easy
Yield: 5-6 servings 

1 (6 oz.) bag potato chips, regular or lightly salted, crushed (about 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp. sweet paprika (optional)
1 egg
1 Tbl. cold water
5-6 tilapia fillets

Preheat oven to 400F.  Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet.  Set aside.

Place crushed chips in a shallow pan or rimmed plate. …

Chilled Parve Cucumber-Yogurt Soup with Cilantro and Walnuts - Easy

Welcome to this month's kosher linkup!  The challenge this month is cold soup.  In the distant past I've made vichyssoise (French for "fancy-schmancy cold potato soup"), but past recipes don't count today.  I've never got around to posting my version of gazpacho, but figured it would be a popular choice, so I went with something a little different:  cucumber-yogurt soup.

Many recipes on the intertubes flavor this refreshing soup with dill.  I tried it once and to me, dill makes it taste like watered-down tzatziki sauce.  So I went with the more unusual suggestion of cilantro.

 This soup was served alongside a chicken dinner, so I made it with parve coconut yogurt instead.  Might also be gluten-free, but I forgot to check the label for that.  Soy yogurt can be used, but its flavor is rather pronounced.  Coconut yogurt, however, is much milder tasting and I really recommend it here.  Feel free to substitute standard bovine yogurt (of the Greek persuasion) if…