This Roasted Pepper and Ricotta Cheese Bruschetta is SHOCKINGLY DELICIOUS! There’s a smokey sweetness to every bite that just melts in your mouth with the nice crispy crunch of a toasted French Baguette. If that doesn’t convince you to try this recipe, then check out my Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe or my Broccoli and Cheese Dip listed below.
This Smothered Salmon recipe is something I came up with years ago. My wife has a serious love for this fish so I wanted to create something that was undeniably the best and believe it or not, this recipe can be prepped and cooked in just 15 minutes. It has a Garlic, Wine and Butter Broth that is just amazingly smooth. I actually use this to saute the Onions and Peppers as well as steam the fish. I like to prop the Salmon right over the top of the veggies so the filet can steam from below as well as from above when I top the pan with a lid. Then after just a few short minutes I smother the fish with Mozzarella Cheese, then cover back up with the lid long enough for it to melt. Once it has, you have a perfectly cooked Salmon that is ready to serve. Total cooking time is, approximately, 6 to 7 minutes. And once it hits the plate, I dash pieces of Bacon, I sprinkle freshly chopped Parsley and then I splash some Balsamic Vinegar right over the top.
If you’re interested in seeing how I cook Halibut, Rockfish or Swai, check out the links below. I even have a Poor Man’s Lobster recipe if you’re interested.
1 Salmon Fillet
1/2 Bell Pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cube butter
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 tbsp fresh or dried Parsley
1 to 2 tbsp chopped Bacon or bits
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper Salmon to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper
I thought I was a genius when I first came up with the Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie, but as it turns out, I didn’t come up with it. Here I was, making Southwestern Egg Rolls for the family and toying with the notion of filming them, which I didn’t, then later that evening, I was scrolling through Pinterest when I saw a picture of a traditional Chicken Pot Pie made with Grands Flaky Layer Biscuits. Needless to say, that’s the exact moment lightning struck my brain. Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie! I even knew how I was going to make it. But did I do any research before it was done? The answer isn’t just no, it’s Hell No! I was sure my idea was so ingenious that I was just going to pave the way to a new Frontier Pie. Boy was I wrong. The only real reassuring and comforting thing I can say after discovering other recipes for the same thing is that my recipe tasted great, and I didn’t consult with any book or anyone to make it, and it was exactly how I envisioned it! So check out the video and the ingredients below and hopefully you’ll be convinced to try this for yourself next time you’re craving a homemade Pot Pie.
Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients:
1 bag Southwest Blend or 2 cups of assorted Black Beans, Corn, Onion and Peppers
3 chopped Boneless Chicken Thighs
2 Puff Pastry Sheets (Puff Pastry sheets should be thawed 40 Minutes in advance)
2 Cups Chicken Stock or Bouillon
1 thawed and strained Frozen Spinach
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp Flour
2 shakes of Garlic Powder (1 for veggies and 1 for the chicken)
Chopped Cilantro and Parsley (optional)
Oil for frying
Combine all the vegetables first and season with Garlic Powder and 1/2 tsp of the Chili Powder. Prepare and Cook the Chicken in 1/8 cup cooking oil and season with the rest of the dry seasonings, then combine the cooked chicken with the Southwest Blend. Using the same skillet melt 1 tbsp butter, add 3 tbsp flour, stir to form a light Roux, then slowly add 2 cups of Chicken Stock to make a gravy, then poor the gravy into the Southwest Blend. Now fit one Puff Pastry Sheet to a well greased pie tin and trim the edges. Add the Southwest Blend to the pie until it reaches the Brim. Fit the Second Puff Pastry Sheet over the top and press the edges firmly in a circular motion around the pie to combine the top and bottom crust. Again, trim the edges, then oil the top or egg wash and cut 3 small slits in the center of the Pastry dough for baking ventilation. Bake the Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown, and serve.