Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Girl Paula: Bobby's baked chicken with dijon and lime

This was a big hit tonight for dinner, my 2 yr old had 3 helpings plus he finished his sister's chicken. This will be something i make again, for sure. This is a Bobby Deen recipe, but I couldn't pass it up it just sounded so good. I served it with roasted veggies (consited of broccoli, egg plant, red, green and yellow bell pepper and onion) and with white rice.

1 (3 1/2lbs) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp mayo
1 garlic clove, minced
finely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime
3/4 pepper
salt to taste
chopped parsley to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, mayo, garlic, lime zest and juice and pepper. Season the chicken generously with salt. Pour the mixture over the chicken, tossed well to coat. In a large baking pan, arrange chicken in a single layer. bake until it is cooked through; breasts take about 30 mins and legs will need 5 -10 mins more. Serve the chicken with pan juices drizzled over and garnished with chopped parsley.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Girl Paula; Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

So I'm back to posting again. Things have been tough here lately, but things are getting back to normal now. This weeks Paula was anything goes. I am tryingto eat healthier. So I decided to make this tuna dish. It came out yummy.

Chipotle Salsa:
1 cup diced pineapple, preferably fresh (I used canned)
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
3 tbsp finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp seeded and minced chipotle chili in adobo sauce
Grilled Tuna:
4 (8-ounces) tuna steaks
2 tbsp olive oil
Paula Deen House Seasoning

For the salsa:
In a small bowl, mix together all the salsa ingredients together. Cover and let stand at room temperture until ready to serve.
Grilled Tuna:
Light the grill or preheat the broiler.
Coat the tuna steaks with the olive oil and sprinkle with house seasoning. Transfer the steaks to a backing sheet, if broiling, or put them on the grill. Broil or grill the fish intil cooked until desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and serve topped with the salsa.