Crunchy Fish Strips for Grown-ups with Spicy Cole Slaw

Crunchy Fish Strips

1 lb Trout or your favorite fresh fish
Fish should be cleaned (head and tail removed, gutted, and de-boned). If you are unfamiliar with cleaning fish, your seafood department will do it. Cut the cleaned fish into 2 inch wide strips. Set aside.

1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour, place on a plate
1 egg, beaten, in bowl
2/3 cup Panko Bread Crumbs, place on a plate
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Season both sides of fish strips with Old Bay Seasoning, lemon pepper, and salt. Dip each fish strip in flour,  egg, and Panko.

Place saucepan over medium high heat. Add vegetable oil, let oil get hot. Cook each fish strip for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and place on paper towel.

Spicy Cole Slaw

4 cups cabbage, shredded thinly
3/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper, crushed
1 Tablespoon red onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon celery, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste

Place all the cole slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.

Serves 4


The "Perfect Storm" is a film about the Andrea Gail, a fishing boat that had a devastating bout with two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane. Handsome George Clooney stars in this sad, but true adventure of fisherman who needed to bring in one last catch for the season. Our recipe for Crunch Fish Strips for Grown-ups with Spicy Cole Slaw appreciates the dedication of these skilled workers who bring us all the gems of the sea. Our fish strips are crunchy on the outside and moist inside with just the right seasoning. The spicy cole slaw is just the perfect match for the "Perfect Storm."

P.S. Kids will love them too!


Best Ever Braised Beef Shanks in Pomegranate Juice w/ Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes



Braised Beef Shanks

Beef shanks, 2 lbs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Dashes of salt and black pepper 
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup red onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon each, bottled crushed- Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups water
16 oz POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

Place soup or large pot on stove over high heat. After pot is hot, add olive oil, heat and add beef shanks. Brown beef on each side for about 5 minutes. Add celery, red onions, garlic, Rosemary, Marjoram, Thyme, salt, black pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, cover, then lower heat to a simmer. Let cook for 1 hour. After an hour, drain all the liquid through a colander, but keep all the vegetables with the beef. Return to stove, turn up heat to high and add the POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. 

Slices should be super tender. Add to a serving dish and drizzle the pomegranate sauce and vegetables over the beef. Serve with Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes.

Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

5 red potatoes, medium sized
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup evaporated milk
4 Tablespoons butter
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 450. Place garlic in a baking pan and place in hot oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and peel off outer skin layer.  Set aside

Peel and chop red potatoes. Rinse clean. Place in a pot and cover with cold water. Boil uncovered over medium high heat for approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.

Add the potatoes, garlic, milk, butter, and salt and pepper to mixing bowl. Use electric mixer to beat until light and creamy, but try to keep tiny bits of potatoes for texture.

Spoon potatoes into a serving dish and top potatoes and beef shanks with fresh parsley.

Serves 4 to 5, add your favorite vegetable or salad

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Our recipe for Braised Beef Shanks with Pomegranate Juice is amazingly super tender and loaded with the fruity taste of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. The Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes are the perfect match to our beef shanks. Just like "The Wire" this dish will leave you wanting more!

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Seared Sea Scallops with Sea Salt and Roasted Corn Salsa

Roasted Corn Salsa

2 fresh corn ears
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Remove husk and silk from corn and rinse clean. Rub each corn with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven (rotate corn during baking) for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool slightly.  Remove corn from the cob by cutting the kernels with a knife and scraping down the cob to get the juices. Set aside

1 plum tomato, peel, remove seeds and cut into small cubes
1 Tablespoon butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon red onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
Juice from 1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Place corn and all the salsa ingredients above in a sauce pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let cook for approximately 6 minutes.

Seared Sea Scallops with Sea Salt

1 lb large sea scallops
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/3 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Rinse scallops and pat dry with towel.
Add sea salt and black pepper to both sides of scallops.
Heat a  saucepan on stove over medium high heat. Add olive oil. After pan is very hot, add scallops. Let cook for 2 minutes on each side. You should have a nice sear. Remove from saucepan and place in a baking pan. Cook in oven for 3 minutes. DO NOT OVER COOK. The burner will give you the nice sear and the oven will finish the cooking process.

Serves 4

Note - sea salt is fabulous, but a little goes a long way!

Angelina Jolie stars in this summer's blockbuster movie "Salt." Is Evelyn Salt a trusted CIA agent or a Russian spy? Who is this beautiful woman with super skills in all departments? What a flick!! A must-see for all action movie lovers. Our recipe for Seared Sea Scallops with Sea Salt and Roasted Corn Salsa pays tribune to our most common spice - salt, but with the kick and elevation only sea salt can bring. Whether it's our Sea Scallops with Sea Salt or Evelyn Salt, they're sure to make your mouth water!


Nemo Orange Cupcakes


Nemo Orange Cupcakes
1 box premium white cake mix
1 small box (3 ounce) Orange Jell-O Gelatin
2 Tablespoons orange zest
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 cup Florida's Natural Orange Juice
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter, softened
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
To make the frosting, mix ingredients above
1 tube orange cake icing decoration
1 small tube black cake icing decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and whip with an electric mixer on high speed for 3 minutes.
Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Fill about 3/4 full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcakes comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool 30 minutes.

Spread one inch of frosting down the middle of each cupcake. Using the orange cake icing decoration, squeeze a line along the left and right side of each cupcake and spread with a butter knife. Lastly, using the black cake icing decoration, squeeze a black line along the 2 borders of the vanilla frosting.

Makes 15 to 20 cupcakes.


“Finding Nemo” won several awards, including the 2004 Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The voices of Albert Brooks (Martin), Ellen DeGeneres (Dory) and Alexander Gould (Nemo) helped to make this gem of a movie an instant classic.

Like the movie, “Finding Nemo,” Reel Good Recipe's Nemo Orange Cupcakes will be a favorite of kids and adults alike. These delicious and fun cupcakes are moist cake that has been taken to new heights by orange jell-o, orange juice and orange zest.  They were inspired by Nemo and Martin’s clown fish colors.  The cupcakes are topped with a delicious vanilla frosting and decorated with orange and black stripes. If sweet Nemo could eat cake, this would most definitely be the one!