Gluten Free Seafood Gumbo (Brennan’s Copycat)

Gluten Free Seafood & Sausage Gumbo

While in New Orleans, celebrating my friend’s and my milestone birthday, we dined at Brennan’s, an upscale restaurant in the French Quarter. They were named Best Restaurant 2016 in New Orleans Magazine. Their recipes and service are nothing less than amazing. Brennan’s shares their Seafood and Gumbo recipe, which I have converted to a smaller batch of gluten free seafood gumbo. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Seafood Gumbo (Brennan’s Copycat)”

En Papillote: Cooking in Parchment Paper Without Oil

Fish and Vegetables Cooked Using the Papillote Method

The summer season is almost over. Now it’s time to lose a few pounds before the holidays hit us hard (at least for me). En papillote is a method of cooking that omits oil and other fats such as butter. Instead, you steam-bake the items, seasonings, and if desired, a small amount of broth or wine, in parchment paper. (Aluminum foil is avoided as it can leach into your food.) The natural juices of poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit entwine and develop amazing flavor without oil or fat. You can steam-bake vegetables by themselves, too. Be sure to read the “Tips” section below to find out how to make my favorite en papillote chicken recipe.

En papillote cooking is so easy, you have to try it once and you’ll be hooked! It can turn pungent fish such as mackerel into a delightful and healthful dish. You can even make low-carb dishes by substituting starch (rice, potatoes, pasta and bread) for additional veggies.

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Grilled Gluten Free Salmon Recipe: Sweet and Savory

Grilled Gluten Free Salmon

One of my Facebook followers requested a recipe for a gluten free salmon recipe that did not contain soy or ginger. This one fits those requirements. Because I am not a fan of fish in general, I enjoy a sweet marinade on mine. If you do, as well, give it a try. I am sure you will save it along with your favorite gluten free salmon recipes and use for years to come.  Continue reading “Grilled Gluten Free Salmon Recipe: Sweet and Savory”

Adult-Style Gluten Free Fish Sticks

Adult Version of Gluten Free Fish Sticks

Gluten free fish sticks for children are contain ground fish mixed with plenty of flour and other goodies. This gluten free adult version calls for fresh fish of your choice and then it is breaded, in low-fat egg whites versus whole eggs, rolled in your favorite bread gluten free crumbs and either fried or baked. Adding grated cheese provides additional fat, but plenty of flavor.

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Gluten Free Fish Batter for Fish & Chips

Image: Fish Fried in Gluten Free Fish Batter

This gluten free fish batter recipe from Donna Washburn and Heather Butt’s Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking cookbook is my favorite recipe out of the three that their publishers, Robert Rose recently contributed to this blog. It creates a super light and crisp batter anyone would enjoy, gluten free or not. In addition, it happens to be dairy-free, as well. Be sure to check out their other two recipes, Gluten Free Mediterranean Focaccia and Gluten Free Blueberry Peach Crisp. Meanwhile, stay tuned in Saturday for a chance to win a copy of Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking and my review. Continue reading “Gluten Free Fish Batter for Fish & Chips”

Gluten Free Lumpia and Dipping Sauce

Image: Gluten Free Lumpia

While I already have a gluten free egg rolls recipe on this site, this gluten free lumpia recipe is a bit different. The filling and dipping sauce is spiced with garlic, and the sauce has strong accents of garlic and soy sauce. I usually make my egg rolls filled with ground pork, vegetables, and scrambled eggs and my spring rolls with all vegetables. This lumpia is filled with ground beef and vegetables, though you may use pork, shrimp, and more, as well as just vegetables. Either way, they are crispy and delicious as well as the sauce. Continue reading “Gluten Free Lumpia and Dipping Sauce”

Gluten Free Egg Foo Young

Image: Gluten Free Egg Foo Young

Egg foo young, also spelled egg foo yong, egg fu yung, egg fooyung, and egg furong, literally means “lots of eggs”. This gluten free egg foo young is prepared with eggs, vegetables, and meat or shellfish, if desired. You can add your favorite vegetables or traditional bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, sliced cabbage, or mushrooms, to name a few ideas. Water chestnuts or bamboo shoots add a delightful texture. What makes it distinctly different from frattata (its Italian cousin) is the sauce it is served with. Continue reading “Gluten Free Egg Foo Young”