Monday, September 12, 2011

Lauren Farms Pesto Prawn Pizza

DELICIOUS AND SO EASY!!! Cooking this on WABG Delta Kitchen tomorrow!



1 lb. peeled Lauren Farms freshwater prawns
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
Fresh chopped mushrooms or 4 oz. can of mushrooms, drained (optional)
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon oregano
1 ½ lb. bakery pizza dough** or 1 roll refrigerated pizza dough
½ cup basil pesto
1 package Italian blend cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel prawns and season with salt and oregano. Refrigerate.

Spread pizza dough on baking sheet which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 5 minutes
or according to package directions. Remove from oven.

** If using pizzeria dough, lightly sprinkle flour on large surface and roll to about ¼ inch thick.

Place olive oil in skillet and sauté onion, pepper and mushrooms until crisp-tender.

Spread pesto over dough adding extra, if necessary, to make a thin layer. Spread mushrooms, onion and pepper evenly over pizza. Add prawns and top with cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until dough is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From Delta Kitchen: Catfish Kiev and Curried Rice

My mom Cecelia used to make this curried rice when I was a child, and now it's my family's favorite side dish! So incredibly delicious!! Enjoy.


6 U.S. Farm-Raised Lauren Farms Catfish Fillets (3-5 oz. or a bit larger)
1 teaspoon onion salt
4 oz. cream cheese
2 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 (4 oz.) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
½ cup melted butter
2 pkgs. seasoned croutons, crushed
Parsley sprigs

Thaw catfish fillets partially (they are easier to cut). Cut fillets in half the long way. Thaw completely.
Press slightly to flatten (optional – I don’t do this). Sprinkle with onion salt.

In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons margarine and lemon pepper seasoning. Stir in
mushrooms. Divide mixture into 12 portions. Place a portion of cheese mixture at one end of each strip
of catfish. Roll catfish around cheese and secure with a toothpick.

Dip rolls into melted margarine and roll in crumbs. Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet and spray with
vegetable oil. Place rolls on the rack. Bake uncovered at 375 for 25 minutes or until catfish flakes easily
when tested with a fork and crumbs are golden brown. Remove tooth picks. Garnish with parsley.

Yield: 6 servings


16 oz. frozen chopped broccoli
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 slices American cheese (more if you like it cheesier)
1 teaspoon curry powder (we like a bit more)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ mayonnaises (we add more for moister rice)
3 cups cooked rice

Cook and drain broccoli. Combine lemon juice, cheese, curry powder, Worcestershire and mayonnaise.
Combine broccoli, sauce and rice. Top with a bit more cheese. Bake covered at 350 for 25 minutes.
Uncover last 5 minutes.