So you want my recipes, eh?

Hello again....
So, it seems in the last month or so, I have been telling everyone all kinds of different recipes, how to cook this, that, etc. I just absolutely love cooking, and the more I do it, the more I like it. And, like anything else, apparently you get better the more you practice. Love it. I watched the Julie & Julie movie and it all made great sense, how fun to share so much over food. Food makes life so fun. Ok, I forgot to mention this, I am Italian. That should explain a lot! I love to eat, and I love to cook. But, I'm not like Paula Deen or Rachel Ray, obviously your food is going to taste good with heavy cream, butter, sugar, candied walnuts, and 3 cups of cheese! Get real!!! It's much harder to cook with healthy ingredients.
And, here we are.... recipe #1 that sparked me to create this lovely little blog.
Oh my gosh, I need to forewarn everyone: I measure about 2% of the time. For the purpose of this, I am going to guesstimate as best I can, I'm probably 95 % accurate.

Taliapa in White Wine Garlic Sauce
- 5 Taliapa filets
- 1/2 cup white cooking wine
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup super finely diced yellow onion
- EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- Sea Salt / Pepper
- 2 T butter

Drizzle pan with ~ 1 -2 T EVOO, add garlic and onion, simmer 3 min. Add filets, salt, pepper and wine. Sautee 3 min or so on medium high heat, add butter, and continue cooking 3 more min or so. Flip filets and continue cooking till fish is done. Cook until fish is cooked through, wine liquid should be reduced to about half original volume. ENJOY!!!!!!


  1. What do you usually serve with Fish? Seems like we always do rice. Any suggestions?

  2. Well, you hit that nail on the head! For this dish we did a "fried rice inspired" rice. Meaning, the veggies & soy sauce from that above : ) Portion was 1/3 rice to 2/3 veggies. Veggie saute:
    1 zucchini (skin on, washed well), quartered and cut into small pieces
    1 1/2 frozen peas
    1/4 cup diced onion
    1 small can water chestnuts cut into small pieces (I cut in can before I dump in, easy!)
    1 small can bamboo shoots
    1 red pepper, diced

    You could use any combo of the above, add mushrooms, carrots, etc depending on what you like. Blend in rice when veggies are done cooking (little liquid left), add soy sauce lightly to taste. Also, I buy wasabi paste and mix a TINY bit in for added flavor.

    Risotto, baked potatoes, or maybe a black beans and rice combo would be good on the side also!

  3. This recipe is amazing!!! Both the fish and the rice turned out great!!


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