Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Humphh.. I must be gettin soft.. Chicken Marsala.. and Crab Cakes w/Avocado Cream.

Well Sir....maybe I'm a goin through a mellow period...hell I dunno...just felt like puttin up just one of many photygraphs sent t'me by a good friend a mine who is also a professional photygrapher...Bob Walker frum Syracuse, NY.....

OK...enuff a the sappy stuff...lets get on to other things...mainly good food.

My new found friend, Sue Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas...has sent me a whole passle a recipe's...and they all sound great...so lets get to it......

Chicken Marsala

"A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company."

Original recipe yield: 4 servings.

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes

Ready In:

30 Minutes


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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry


1. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.

2. In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Susan Gertson

Eagle Lake, Tx.

Crab Cakes With Avocado Cream-Susan Gertson

2 limes

¼ c low fat Mayonnaise

¼ tsp pepper

1 lb crabmeat

1 tbs cooking oil

1/3 c plain breadcrumbs

1 avocado

1 jalapeno seeded

½ c low fat milk

¼ tsp salt

Grate tsp lime peel and squeeze 2 tbs juice

Mix I tbs lime juice with mayo, pepper, lime peel and stir with crab meat

In non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

Shape crab mixture into four 3 in, round patties, coat with crumbs. Add crab cakes to skillet: cook 6 min, or until golden brown on both sides.

Mix avocado, jalapeño, milk, 1tbs lime juice and salt until smooth. Serve over crab cakes.

Susan Gertson

Eagle Lake, Tx.

Man...if'n those two recipe's don't get yur tongue slappin the roof a yur mouth...ya must be dead....Y'all take care and God Bless........... Cookie....