Monday, October 20, 2008

Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup

Source: Top Secret Recipes.

You may get more bang for your buck if you just bought the syrup at the store (I'm not sure), but in times of need (ahh! I don't have any syrup- as happened to us yesterday) this is a good recipe to have on hand since you will most likely have all of these ingredients. Turned out great! We only made half the recipe and have tons left over! Makes 1 quart as is.

2 c water
1 c sugar
2 c dark corn syrup
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp maple flavoring

Combine all except maple flavoring in saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until it comes to a full boil. Boil 7 minutes. Turn off heat and cool 15 minutes. Add maple and stir.

This was our first time making it, but the book also said to acheive a butter flavor, add 3 Tbsp of butter to the mixture before heating. We haven't tried it so let us know if you do try it that way and what you think.

submitted by Dalyce

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Fish Tacos

1 pound fresh or frozen skinless cod, orange roughly, or other fish fillets
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine melted
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
3 Tbsp. mayonaise or salad dressing
1 tsp. lime juice
1 1/2 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)
8 corn taco shells, warmed
1 recipe of mango salsa

Thaw fish if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish crosswise into 3/4 -inch slices. Place fish in single layer in a greased shallow baking pan. Combine butter, cumin, and garlic powder. Brush over fish . Bake in a 450 degree oven for 4-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together mayo and lime juice. Add cabbage; toss to coat. Spoon some of the coleslaw mixture into each taco shell; add fish slices. Top with Mango Salsa.
Mango Salsa

1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled mangoes or peaches
I medium red sweet pepper that's been seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 jalapeno chile that's been seeded and finely chopped up(optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel or 1/3 tsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.