Kathryn' s Holiday Cod

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave on high, about 30 seconds. Stir buttery round crackers into melted butter. Place remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a 7x11-inch baking dish. Melt in the preheated oven, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Coat both sides of cod in melted butter in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; top with lemon juice, wine, and cracker mixture. Place back in oven and bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 10 more minutes. Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Lemon sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crums
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 or 2 Filets Cod

Instructions

  • Take Cod and Marinate in 1 cup of White wine and place lemon slices on top in a dish and cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray Baking Pan with Pam Spray or Olive Oil Spray use 9 x11 baking dish.
  • Coat both sides of cod in melted butter then coat with Panko Crumbs on both sides and then place in in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.

Rev. Andrew Umberg, a talented cook and chef, continues to teach Kathryn Raaker his favorite Holiday Recipes. Smoked Salmon Pasta with Cream Sauce, Cream Cheese Ball, Fried Fresh Salmon. Delicious!! Watch and learn with Fr. Andrew and Kathryn.

Kathryn' s Holiday Cod

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave on high, about 30 seconds. Stir buttery round crackers into melted butter. Place remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a 7x11-inch baking dish. Melt in the preheated oven, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Coat both sides of cod in melted butter in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; top with lemon juice, wine, and cracker mixture. Place back in oven and bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 10 more minutes. Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Lemon sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crums
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 or 2 Filets Cod

Instructions

  • Take Cod and Marinate in 1 cup of White wine and place lemon slices on top in a dish and cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray Baking Pan with Pam Spray or Olive Oil Spray use 9 x11 baking dish.
  • Coat both sides of cod in melted butter then coat with Panko Crumbs on both sides and then place in in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.

Father Andrew's Cheese Ball

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Block Philadelphia cream cheese take out of refrigerator and let soften
  • 3 teaspoons chopped garlic* we used minced garlic in jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce or use 1 1/2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper Use this the next Day on outside of Cheese Ball

Instructions

  • Put Softened Cream Cheese in large Bowl stir with Wooden spoon until softened then add chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, rock salt, and add in Heinz 57 Sauce. Mix well Then use a sheet of 10' piece Plastic wrap and put the mixture on the plastic wrap form ball and wrap securely and put in refrigerator for overnight or at least 6 hours. Serve with Crackers

Father Andrew's Cheese Ball

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Block Philadelphia cream cheese take out of refrigerator and let soften
  • 3 teaspoons chopped garlic* we used minced garlic in jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce or use 1 1/2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper Use this the next Day on outside of Cheese Ball

Instructions

  • Put Softened Cream Cheese in large Bowl stir with Wooden spoon until softened then add chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, rock salt, and add in Heinz 57 Sauce. Mix well Then use a sheet of 10' piece Plastic wrap and put the mixture on the plastic wrap form ball and wrap securely and put in refrigerator for overnight or at least 6 hours. Serve with Crackers

Australian Asparagus with Bacon

Down-Under Asparagus with Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch (12) Asparagus Spears
  • 1 Rasher/piece bacon Thick
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Dob
  • 2 Sprays olive oil
  • 4 Pieces Aluminum Foil 10x 10 inches

Instructions

  • Wash asparagus and chop tough ends off. Tear off a piece of foil and double it big enough to hold about 8 asparagus spears. Spray with Olive oil and then add asparagus, chopped Bacon and butter – then fold up the foil so it is sealed tightly and will fit in a fry pan. Heat the frypan and place the foil container in the pan. You should hear it sizzling and it will cook in around 8-10 minutes.

Kim's Oven Browned Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Small Red Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil Virgin
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Quarter potatoes and leave skins on, remove any blemishes or eyes. Chop onion into one inch pieces. Spray pan with Olive Oil spray and place potatoes and onion in ovenproof dish, drizzle with olive oil and add ground salt and pepper. Mix with hands to coat potatoes and onion. Bake till golden brown and tender about 20 mins.

Kathryn and friend Kim Ellis make her special recipes from Down-under

 

Australian Herb Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup olive oil Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 med. Lemon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 bunch thyme, rosemary,sage -fresh a handful
  • 1 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly milled
  • 2 Sprays Olive oil Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F Grind herbs in mortar and pestle, add lemon and continue to grind to a paste, add salt and pepper. Chop the onion and grind together with the herb mix. Cut extra fat off chicken and rub the skin with olive oil. Spray baking pan with olive oil and place chicken pieces skin side up. Spread paste on chicken and add lemon quarters randomly in the pan with a few sprigs of herbs. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Place into the oven for 45 mins or till juice runs clear when you push a skewer into the chicken..

Kim's Oven Browned Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Small Red Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil Virgin
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Quarter potatoes and leave skins on, remove any blemishes or eyes. Chop onion into one inch pieces. Spray pan with Olive Oil spray and place potatoes and onion in ovenproof dish, drizzle with olive oil and add ground salt and pepper. Mix with hands to coat potatoes and onion. Bake till golden brown and tender about 20 mins.

Down-Under Asparagus with Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch (12) Asparagus Spears
  • 1 Rasher/piece bacon Thick
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Dob
  • 2 Sprays olive oil
  • 4 Pieces Aluminum Foil 10x 10 inches

Instructions

  • Wash asparagus and chop tough ends off. Tear off a piece of foil and double it big enough to hold about 8 asparagus spears. Spray with Olive oil and then add asparagus, chopped Bacon and butter – then fold up the foil so it is sealed tightly and will fit in a fry pan. Heat the frypan and place the foil container in the pan. You should hear it sizzling and it will cook in around 8-10 minutes.

 

 

Australian Herb Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup olive oil Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 med. Lemon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 bunch thyme, rosemary,sage -fresh a handful
  • 1 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly milled
  • 2 Sprays Olive oil Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F Grind herbs in mortar and pestle, add lemon and continue to grind to a paste, add salt and pepper. Chop the onion and grind together with the herb mix. Cut extra fat off chicken and rub the skin with olive oil. Spray baking pan with olive oil and place chicken pieces skin side up. Spread paste on chicken and add lemon quarters randomly in the pan with a few sprigs of herbs. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Place into the oven for 45 mins or till juice runs clear when you push a skewer into the chicken..

Wonderful tasty variation of Meatless Pasta great lunch or entree!

 

Tuna Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods, Italian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 29 oz Diced tomatoes
  • 2 29 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Large Cans Tuna- Water Packed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons basil leaves or ground basil
  • 1 Medium Onion -Chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 3 Medium Bell Peppers ,Red, Green, Yellow If you do not have three colors then use 2 green peppers
  • 1 12 oz Package of Tri-Colored Routini
  • 1 12 oz Package of Campanella Pasta
  • 12 Ritz Crackers-Crushed

Instructions

  • Heat Large Pan on top of Stove on medium add Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, pepper, diced tomatoes let sizzle then turn down to simmer and stir let it simmer for about 5 minutes then gradually add the dry ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain Tuna and add to Sauce stir until there are no clumps about two minutes. Simmer for about 2 minutes and add pasta to sauce and stir. Add Dozen Crushed Ritz Crackers to the sauce. Serve with Romano Parmesan Cheese.
  • Fill large pan with at least 8 quarts of water boil the water then add all dry pasta and cook pasta till minute less that directions on box. Drain Pasta.

Tuna Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods, Italian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 29 oz Diced tomatoes
  • 2 29 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Large Cans Tuna- Water Packed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons basil leaves or ground basil
  • 1 Medium Onion -Chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 3 Medium Bell Peppers ,Red, Green, Yellow If you do not have three colors then use 2 green peppers
  • 1 12 oz Package of Tri-Colored Routini
  • 1 12 oz Package of Campanella Pasta
  • 12 Ritz Crackers-Crushed

Instructions

  • Heat Large Pan on top of Stove on medium add Olive Oil, Garlic, Onion, pepper, diced tomatoes let sizzle then turn down to simmer and stir let it simmer for about 5 minutes then gradually add the dry ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain Tuna and add to Sauce stir until there are no clumps about two minutes. Simmer for about 2 minutes and add pasta to sauce and stir. Add Dozen Crushed Ritz Crackers to the sauce. Serve with Romano Parmesan Cheese.
  • Fill large pan with at least 8 quarts of water boil the water then add all dry pasta and cook pasta till minute less that directions on box. Drain Pasta.

This is absolutely healthy wedding soup made by Father Andrew the pastor from our St. Joe’s Church.

Father Andrew's Italian Wedding Soup

A wonderful rich delicious Wedding Soup
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Comfort Foods, Italian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1/2 pound Mild Italian Sauage
  • 1/2 pound Lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1 1/2 Cup Plain bread Crumbs

Stock for Wedding Soup

  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Packages Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked Chicken Splinter Chicken
  • 3 Med Eggs - beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Romano Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Meatballs

  • In a large Bowl add Italian Sausage and Ground Beef use fork and chop meat mixture, add spices, mid then add egg and mix thoroughly, then add dry bread crumbs mix until mixture seems a little dry not wet. Then take an break up meat into small pieces about size of grape and then roll into meatballs with your hands. Heat up skillet and lightly brown meat.

Soup stock

  • Use large soup pot turn on medium heat and add Virgin Olive Oil heat and then add minced garlic until it sizzles. Add 2 quarts of chicken stock and let boil on medium heat. Add Meat balls stir let cook for minute and then and chopped spinach. Pour eggs in a ribbon swirl let egg mixture cook for few seconds then take fork go back and forth separates egg . Let mixture simmer on stove. Chop up chicken in small pieces then push down on chicken separate until it looks like splinters then add to soup mixture. Then stir let cook for one minute. Spoon into individual bowls and add Parmesan Cheese.