Orange Roughy With Tomatoes Recipe

Orange Roughy With Tomatoes

orange roughy with tomatoes
2-3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds orange roughy fillets
3/4 cup dry white vermouth
1/4 cup water (or clam juice)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3-4 tablespoons whipping cream

Mix tomatoes, shallots, parsley, salt, and pepper in the bottom of a large oven-safe skillet. Place orange roughy fillets over the tomato mixture. Add vermouth and water (or clam juice) and bring to a simmer on medium heat on the stove top. Cover skillet with lid or foil. Place skillet in a preheated 375 degree oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until fish is opaque. Remove fish to a serving dish and keep warm. Boil remaining juices on high heat until the mixture has reduced to about one half. Mix butter and flour together and then stir into the juices. Cook on medium-heat until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, whipping cream, and any juice drained from the fish on the serving dish to the sauce mixture. Stir to combine, then pour sauce over fish to serve.

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The Power of Juicers

I really like the fact that there are machines like juicers to make my fruits and vegetables easier to consume. Two of the top rated juicers that I enjoy using are; the Breville Juice Mountain Plus and the Nutrifaster Juicer. I want to explain why both juicers are personally a favorite starting with the Breville.


First off, the Breville has a nice silver surface that really feels good and looks better in design. The performance of the Breville is a masterpiece all by itself. Unlike, its competitors the Breville extracts more nutrients from the fruits used. The Breville juicers have sensors on them that makes overloading impossible as it shuts off when it senses the machine might be overloaded. That helps for when kids or someone that doesn’t really know how to use the juicer comes around and gets curious as to what the limits are. As if the Breville juicers were not amazing already, it has two features that make it a safe and easy juicing instrument. The cord storage is what makes me the happiest as it wraps around the machine and snaps on a clip making it that much easier to store safely around the kitchen or home in general and I don’t have to wrap the cord up manually or bunch it together which damages the cord in itself.

My second favorite juicer out is the Nutrifaster juicer. This is one of the more expensive juicers but it is well worth the money in my opinion. Again, the stainless steel design and look is among one of the first impressions I get when I look at the Nutrifaster juicer. For the daily juicing people, the Nutrifaster immediately gets rid of the pulp so that you can get right back to juicing with no wait time in between. The Nutrifaster juices 1 quart of fruit which is 4 cups in just seconds. (Juice recipes)

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Choosing an espresso maker within your budget

Unlike drip coffee, espresso is a thicker and more concentrated flavored coffee that provides you with the flavors and caffeine you crave. When it comes to making espresso at home, it might seem like an overwhelming process that can avert you from making a purchase. Choosing the best espresso machine does not have to be difficult, as long as you know what to look for and stick to your budget. You budget is likely going to be your decision maker and help steer you in the right direction. Before making a purchase, think about:

  • The Function-How often will you use the espresso maker?
  • The Size- Where will you put the espresso maker and is there enough room?
  • Use- Who else will be using the espresso maker; your spouse, clients, or just you?
  • Budget- What is your budget?
  • Features- How important are the features and what must the espresso maker have?


For some, the features are as important as the budget and style of the espresso machine. While some prefer a single cup espresso machine others want double makers or even cappuccino functions. All espresso makers are not the same so make sure to review the details and features of the machine you have your heart set on. While some of us want to have a milk frother in the machine, others do not mind having it separate and using different tools to make the froth. Remember, the more features that your super-auto espresso machine has, the more expensive it will be.

Great espresso machine can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousands of dollars or more. If your budget is unlimited or you have a restaurant, a high-end espresso machine should be a priority. You don’t have to have a huge budget to get a good espresso maker. There are options suitable for everyone’s budget, kitchen and style. (Read this: Affordable automatic espresso machines below 200)

One of the best espresso machines you should invest in are super-automatic espresso machines. Unlike other like-machines, super-automatic espresso devices do it all from grinding your coffee to boiling the water, and creating the perfect milk foam. A super-automatic coffee machine means that you can press one button and you are done. These machines are perfect for offices, restaurants and homes and are very easy to clean and maintain.

Choosing the best espresso machine is not difficult, as long as you stick to your budget and needs. An espresso maker can help you enjoy a fresh cup of coffee every day, in the comfort of your own home. (You might be interested: My list of top espresso makers)


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Cooking With Wine

The main reason for cooking food with wine is the benefit of added flavor.

When you are cooking food with wine, there is one basic rule to remember: always use a good wine. That doesn’t mean you have to use an expensive wine, simply use a good tasting wine, or one that you like to drink.

Good and bad wines have two things in common, water and alcohol. Since both of these cook out of your dish, you are left with just the flavoring ingredient, so choose a wine that tastes good to you.

cooking with wineWhen it comes to cooking food with wine, choosing a wine for cooking can be as confusing as choosing a wine to enjoy with your meal. With a little experimentation, you will be able to choose a good wine to cook with, add style to your cooking, and enjoy the experience.

For easy wine opening, I recommend this wine tool kit equipped with tools to open, serve and preserve wine.

Why Dry?

Dry table wines are usually the choice for cooking food with wine, since they add subtle flavor and not too much sweetness. Dry wine is produced when all of the sugar has fermented out of the wine. The taste is tart, but is used in cooking to add flavor. Red wines should be young, dry, and full-bodied, such as Pinot Noir, Chianti, California Mountain Red, or Cabernet. White wines should be dry and full-bodied, however, some dry white wines tend to be thin and sour, so experiment.

Fortified Wines Are Good, Too

Vermouth is a good generic cooking wine that has an added benefit of herb flavors. It is a fortified wine, which means that other flavors, such as herbs and spices, have been added to boost the flavor. Sherry and port wines are other examples of fortified wines and are considered sweet. A sweet wine should be used for fruit or dessert dishes. Always limit the use of fortified wines because there is more flavor in them. It is possible to overdo-it when cooking food with wine, so always taste and adjust.

Cooking With Wine

Wine can be used in three ways to enhance your cooking: as a liquid to cook in, as an ingredient in a marinade, or as a final flavoring ingredient in a dish. Not every dish is suited for wine, especially not every dish in the same meal. Only use wine in your cooking when it has something tasteful to offer to your dish.

Simply pick out a good tasting wine off the shelf and use it for cooking food with wine. The large jugs of red and white wines are suitable, however, they may have a tendency to go bad before you use all of it. Generic red and white wines have become available in vacuum-sealed plastic bags in boxes. These are great since you can use small amounts at a time and it stays fresh. Fortified wines are a good choice because they have a longer shelf life once opened.

Refrain from using “cooking wines”. These are loaded with sodium to make them unfit for drinking. If you can’t drink it, why cook with it?


Recipes with wine
My Personal Reviews of the Best Cookware

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Guide to the best juicers

Juicing is a vital element of a healthy lifestyle. Juicing vegetables or fruits ensures that their vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are not destroyed, like it’s i the case of cooking. For these healthy reasons you obviously need to invest in a good reliable and efficient juicer. The best juicer machine 2016 should have less noise, fair price, long warranty, good speed and efficiency.
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One of the best juicer 2016 is the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer. What I love about this particular juicer is how it works on a slow speed. so as to efficiently extract juice of all kinds of produce without generating heat and foam. It also has a whole 15-year warranty. It’s price may be a little over the top but it’s worth it.

Another favorite of mine is the Breville Compact Juice Fountain 700-watt Juice Extractor. This one has a very affordable price thankfully, and it’s just as easy to use as it is to clean. It is one you can use conveniently in a hurry.

Super angel all stainless steel twin gear juicer. I would recommend this one because it’s juice tastes better than those of plastic juicers. It is also very attractive and classy for those who love finer things in life. This means it’s not cheap but it is extremely durable and easy to maintain. Needless to say this is personal favorite.

The last juicer I am going to recommend is the Breville 800 JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000 Watt Juice Extractor. This on is actually one of Breville’s top juicers. It is a high-powered centrifugal-type juicer. which features 2 speed controls. It generate low heat which ensures that it’s juice is high on enzymes and minerals. It is also convenient to use since it can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables so yo don’t have to spent time and energy cutting them in smaller pieces.

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Rachael Ray Cookware: The Perfect Cookware Set

Rachael Ray cookware set
For those who have passion for cooking, and value the quality of their food, having the proper cookware is a must. A set of cookware can range from pocket change to over a thousand dollars. I can personally tell you that choosing a set of Rachael Ray cookware was a great decision for me. The Anodized 14-piece cookware set has it all. First off, the appearance of the whole set is beautiful and can really add some flare to your kitchen. The design is one of the best I have seen because of how sturdy, yet easy to use it is. The non-stick design is easy to clean and does a fantastic job of locking in the flavors you want to get out of whatever creation you are cooking at the moment. It comes with specially crafted rubberized handles that provide comfort and flexibility that make turning and maneuvering the cookware painless. Another great feature of the Rachael Ray cookware set is that it offers a shatter-resistant lid on all of the pots and pans that helps me watch over all of the food that I am cooking without losing any of the quality. I have owned this cookware set for over a year and could not be more pleased with the results. It has made cooking for the entire family much more fun and more convenient. I have also had many friends and family ask me where I got this set and I was happy to refer them. The cookware reviews I got from them were all parallel with my own review. Coming from someone like myself that truly loves cooking and always wants the highest quality product, I strongly recommend getting a Rachael Ray cookware set. You will enjoy it as much as I do and you will not be disappointed!

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Fruit Salad With Muscat Wine Recipe

Fruit Salad With Muscat Wine

Fruit Salad With Muscat Wine
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup diced mango
1 cup diced honeydew melon
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup canned pineapple chunks


1/4 cup muscat wine
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
fresh mint for garnish

Combine fruit in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together muscat wine, brown sugar, honey, and orange zest. Pour dressing over fruit and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

I enjoy cooking food with wine. As the wonderful aromas fill my kitchen I can enjoy a sip or two of the wine and know that whatever dish I am preparing will be better for it. If you want to be a gourmet cook, you simply must learn about cooking food with wine.

More fruit salad recipes:

Best Summer Fruits Salad Recipes –

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My Personal Reviews of the Best Cookware

It’s hard to find good cookware reviews. This is my reviews of some of the best cookware. Cookware can be anything from pots to pans. These cookware I’m reviewing are traditional and stainless steel. The first cookware is the Earth Pan 2 Sandflow Nonstick. This cookware has excellent performance and comes at a great price. What makes this cookware so good is it is non-stick inside and out and comes in terracotta or espresso.

The nonstick finish is made without PTFE. Believe it or not the right cookware makes a world of difference as with anything else. For instance if you wear bad running shoes the cushion wouldn’t support your weight. With cookware if the quality is bad the food might not cook as smoothly so when it is finished it doesn’t come out as nice.
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The next cookware is Anolon. This is also non-stick. Whats good about it is it distributes heat evenly. The bad thing which is minor is it only comes in Bronze. The next one is Sur La. This is excellent all round value. It also distributes heat evenly and also maintains a steady simmer. The only bad thing is the handles are attached with rivets.

The next one is Paula Deen. This is porcelain enamel. This is good because it is available in orange and red. Lol like the previous this one also distributes heat evenly and is also easy to clean. The other good thing is the exterior doesn’t stain which makes it an easy clean up.The bad thing is the way this cookware is designed makes it look like its lower quality but its not. So there you have it, my complete cookware reviews. I do a bit of cooking myself and this would help me. I never used to pay attention that much to cookware.

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Recommendation on the best Aroma rice cookers

aroma rice cooker

With the many designs and styles of rice cookers existing on the market, it is a bit mystifying to figure out the one to buy. I’ve done enough research and gathered information from electric rice cooker reviews, which can help simplify your decision. In this post, I’ll discuss three best aroma rice cooker 2016 that could probably be your choice.

Aroma 5.5 Cup Rice Cookers

The aroma 5.5 cup brand is one of the best rice cookers. Besides, cooking it keeps the rice warm using a micro computerized downy logic tech. Aroma 5.5 cup cooker interior is coated with stainless steel. The steel makes the rice cooker’s breeze to be clean. An easy to read LCD panel is installed right in front of the logic tech. I loved its built in retractable power cord, which makes it simple to store. The cooker has settings for steam, cake, porridge, mixed and sushi. Probably, this cooker will play a great role in your best aroma rice cooker 2016 choice.

Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker

The 8-Cup Digital steamer and cooker gave me restaurant quality rice all the time. I could prepare healthy steamed meals, one pot dishes and more all on a press of a button. The cooker is very easy to use. It could prepare two to eight cups of rice at ago. It has a programmable digital control system that is easy to use and includes quality settings like white rice, brown rice and keep warm. These settings are actually perfect for making gumbo, jambalaya, chili and more.

Aroma 20-Cup Digital Rice Cooker

This cooker can be programmed for a slow cook to work for full 10 hours, giving an incredible tender roast. With the cooker, I could cook rice, make chili, stews & soups, steam or cook meat and even steam vegetables.

Sure enough, one of the rice cookers discussed above will be your choice for best aroma rice cooker 2016.

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Kitchen Knife Set that Don’t Slash the Budget


There is an old adage, ‘When the only tool you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.” As a frequent amateur chef, I began to realize this saying in how I prepared meals. I had a food processor and a cheese grater, and basically any other utensil I could get my hands on that saved me from having to use a knife. Why you might ask? Because I was using the same old kitchen knives, literally, that my mother had given me. I was blinded to the fact that my lack of effective, razor sharp cutlery was affecting how and what I cooked up.

The problem was, every time I read reviews on the best knife set brand online, it seemed the options confused me. I truly felt like I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I knew I needed to do something, but didn’t have any ideas. As luck would have it, I attended a birthday dinner at a local Japanese Hibachi restaurant. I was no surprised to see the grill master slicing and dicing with a superior looking blade. Given my recent desire for better cutlery, I had to find out where he had gotten his knife. I was stunned to find out that it was not an expensive Japanese knife, in fact it was a Henckel’s knife. As in J.A. Henckels, affordable American cutlery.

When I got home, I quickly went to work to find the knife set reviews for the Henckel’s set. I found out that while they don’t have a huge market share, they are wildly popular with anyone who has purchased them! Just as importantly, I was able to buy them for under 200 dollars. This was a complete shock, as every top rated Japanese set of knives I looked at cost thousands of dollars.

I ordered my only set of Henckels knives and have been thrilled. I say it was my only set because the blades have incredible staying power. I’ve had them sharpened only once in five years and they still are great for chopping the garlic thin enough that it will liquify immediately in a pan. I have since made an army out of Henckels believers, and everyone I have recommended them to has had the same experience. I once thought that an inexpensive chef knife set that did the trick was a pipe dream, but my J.A. Henckels have shown me that a great knife can be found without breaking the bank.

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