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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sarah Hegger

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CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s
**AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with SARAH HEGGER!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, SARAH HEGGER, and her favorite recipe for JAMIE OLIVER’S PRAWNS with CHILI, PARSLEY, GINGER & GARLIC ON CIABATTA.

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Eileen Dreyer

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CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s
**AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with Eileen Dreyer w/a Kathleen Korbel!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, Eileen Dreyer, and her favorite recipe for CRAWFISH ÉTOUFFÉE!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Susan Jean Ricci

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CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with SUSAN JEAN RICCI!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, Susan Jean Ricci, and her favorite recipe for JOE RICCI’S LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sharon Black!

CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with SHARON BLACK!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, SHARON BLACK, and her favorite recipe for FISH PIE!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Wayne Zurl

CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with WAYNE ZURL!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, WAYNE ZURL, and his favorite recipe for SEAFOOD MORNAY!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Theresa Sederholt

Cooking Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with THERESA SEDERHOLT!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, THERESA SEDERHOLT, and her favorite recipes for WHITE CHEDDAR LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE with TRUFFLE OIL and a bonus recipe for  NUTELLA MARTINI!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sabrina Sims McAfee

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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, SABRINA SIMS McAFEE , and her favorite recipe for SABRINA’S SEAFOOD SALAD!

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TIME TO DIE by SABRINA SIMS McAFEE

Book Blurb

Tick Tock! The Killing Begins

A vicious serial killer is murdering wealthy elite men in the thriving city of Miami, when suddenly, the deranged killer sets his eye on his first female victim—SERGEANT GINGER McCORMICK.

Being on Probation Sucks

Internal Affairs of Miami Police Department (MPD) is monitoring GINGER’s every move, causing her to have many sleepless nights. Just when she feels she’ll never get the promotion she’s worked so hard for, she receives a chilling phone call. The Chief regretfully tells her a prominent business tycoon has been found hung in his million dollar estate and she’s assigned to the high profile case.

Turn Up the Heat

Retired Army Officer GRAYLIN GRAINGER returns home after battling in a disastrous war. Haunted by his mother’s death, he’s eager to open his own private investigation firm to assist him with capturing her killer. But his focus changes when he finds his uncle murdered in his home, and he becomes the prime suspect.

The Plot Thickens

As Ginger races against time to find the killer she finds herself in a whirlwind affair with Graylin, the only man she’s ever loved.  Problem is—evidence suggest he’s the killer!

An Interview with Sergeant, Ginger McCormick: 

Hi. My name is Ginger.  If you have a little time, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.  Okay, so I’ve already said my name is Ginger, but my close friends and cop buddies call me Storm.  My ex-partner, Homicide Detective, Skitch, gave me the nickname Storm after I caught a ruthless killer during a hellified rainstorm in Miami, FL.  That was one of the happiest days of my life. But… Continue reading Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sabrina Sims McAfee

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Grilled Shrimp Satay w/Ginger & Lime

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is GRILLED SHRIMP SATAY W/GINGER & LIME!! **Bonus Recipe: PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

It’s summertime and the last thing many of us want to do is heat up the house. If you’re like us, you’re grilling as much as possible. This is a fun, fast, and FLAVORFUL recipe for the shrimp lovers out there. Make a green salad and butter some chewy French bread and you’ve got a filling family meal without even turning on a stove or oven.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

P.S. We’re at 95 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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GRILLED SHRIMP SATAY WITH GINGER & LIME
[Serves 4]

1 lime
3 T. olive oil
3 T. soy sauce
2 scallions, white & green parts, chopped
1 ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger
20 lg. shrimp (@ 1 ½ lbs.), peeled, deveined
Flavorless vegetable oil spray
4 wooden skewers, 8-10 inches long
Peanut Dipping Sauce (Bonus recipe below)

Grate zest from the lime and reserve ¾ teaspoon.  Juice the lime.  In shallow glass, ceramic, or other nonreactive dish, combined lime zest and juice, olive oil, soy sauce, scallions and ginger and mix well.  Add shrimp, turn to coat and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Prepare a charcoal or gas grill so that coals or heating elements are medium-hot.  Off the heat, lightly spray grate with vegetable oil spray.  Soak the wooden skewers in cold water until ready to use.  Remove the shrimp from marinade and discard marinade.  Thread 5 shrimp onto each skewer and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and just cooked through.  Serve immediately with Peanut Dipping Sauce (see below).

PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
[Makes ½ cup]

 2 tsp. canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ cup hoisin sauce
3 T. chunky peanut butter
½ cup water
Juice of 2 limes

In a small sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat until shimmering.  Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, or until lightly golden brown.  Add pepper flakes and sauté for a few seconds.  Stir in hoisin sauce, peanut butter and water, and reduce the heat to medium-low so the sauce simmers gently.  Add lime juice and simmer, stirring, for 3-4 minutes to allow flavors to blend.  Let sauce cool to room temperature.  Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week in a lidded container.

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Fried Catfish with Toasted Walnuts

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is FRIED CATFISH WITH TOASTED WALNUTS.

We all know fried foods  are not particularly good for us, however, like any other food moderation is the key. This really is a delicious meal and a great way to ensure your family eats fish, which I think takes a little of the sting out of the “fried” aspect of this dish. Personally, catfish is one of my particular favorites. I enjoy the mild flavor ~ it’s not as “fishy” tasting as a lot of other varieties. I love the more “meaty” texture.  Like most fish, catfish can be cooked with a lot of different flavors.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!

Karen

P.S.  We’re at 51 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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FRIED CATFISH WITH TOASTED WALNUTS
[Serves 4]

½ cup flour
1 T. paprika
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cayenne
½ cup milk
2 T. vegetable oil
4 catfish fillets (about 5 oz. each)
2 T. butter
1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 T. chopped parsley
1 T. lemon juice

In shallow dish, whisk flour, paprika, thyme, ½ tsp. of the salt and 1/8 tsp. of the cayenne.  Place milk in another shallow dish.  Set both aside.

In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat.  Dip fillets in the milk and shake off the excess.  Dredge fillets in the four and place in a single layer in the skillet.  Cook for about 5-6 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time or until golden brown.  Repeat, using remaining oil as needed.  Remove to plate lined with paper towels; keep warm.

Wipe out skillet; melt butter over medium heat.  Add walnuts, remaining cayenne and salt, and the black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until nuts are fragrant about 2-3 minutes.  Take off the heat.  Stir in parsley and lemon juice.  To serve, spoon equal amount of nut mixture over each fillet.

Serve with steamed snow peas and sautéed sweet peppers, if desired. This dish also goes well with brown or wild rice.

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Boiled Seafood Pot

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BOILED SEAFOOD POT.

I have a love/love relationship with seafood. I haven’t met a seafood I didn’t like! One of my favorite experiences is going into one of the restaurants where the tables are covered with newspaper, an empty bucket with a whole roll of paper towels.. Why? Because I know I’m in Heaven, of course! 🙂 I love getting down and dirty with these seafood feasts. Crab.  Lobster.  Shrimp.  New potatoes slathered in butter.  Corn on the cob. Hot bread. Yikes.  My mouth is watering just typing it! You can add all sorts of delights to your Seafood Pot but I’m going to share a recipe today for an easy (and cheaper) version.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!

Karen

P.S.  We’re at 41 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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BOILED SEAFOOD POT
Serves 8

3 T. shrimp & crab boil (like OLD BAY seasoning)
3 T. salt
1-1/2 gallons water
2 lbs. medium red potatoes, cut into quarters
2 lbs. smoked sausage,cut into 2-inch pieces
12 ears corn, shucked, ears broken or cut into 4-inch pieces
4 lbs. fresh shrimp

 

In a large stockpot, add shrimp boil and salt to water. Bring to boil. Add potatoes, and return to boil. Cook 10 minutes. Add sausage chunks and cook 5 minutes. Add corn and cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes. Don’t let food sit in water at risk of overcooking. Serve immediately.

This would be great for a backyard party.  Serve this seafood pot like they do at some coastal restaurants.  Cover your table with newspaper. Throw a big bowl or bucket into the middle for diners to discard their debris, along with a roll of paper towels to wipe their fingers. Dump the food directly on the table and have everyone dig in!

** If you want crawfish or crab legs, too, you’ll want more crab boil. Serve everything with a hot, crusty bread. And don’t forget the cocktail sauce and melted butter!

NOTE: Clean up is a cinch! Just roll everything up in the newspaper and throw it away. Easy peasy!