A Delicious Mother’s Day Dinner

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By Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

Looking for a meal to make for Mom? Here it is. She’ll be beaming with pride as you serve this special feast especially for her. 

Red Snapper with Ham Hock sauce
Makes 2 servings

2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
2 teaspoons minced garlic
6 cups vegetable broth
1 ham hock
6 black peppercorns
4 sprigs thyme
2 (7-ounce) red snapper fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup rice, cooked and kept warm

1. In a large stockpot, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and garlic; cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add broth, ham hock, peppercorns, and thyme; bring to a simmer, and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
2. Strain mixture, discarding solids. Pour the liquid into a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook until reduced by half, about 12 minutes; set aside.
3. Sprinkle fish fillets evenly with salt and peppers.
4. In a large skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat. Add fish, and cook for 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Add reserved sauce, and simmer for 3 minutes; remove fish from pan, and keep warm. Add green onion to the pan, and continue simmering for 2 minutes longer.
4. Place fish over rice, and spoon sauce over fish. Serve immediately.

Note: If red snapper is not available, substitute tilapia.

Truffled Creamer Potato Salad
Makes 2 servings

2 1/2 cups small creamer potatoes
3 tablespoons chopped chives
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons black truffle oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes and water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 6 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain, and cool slightly.
2. Cut potatoes in half; place in a medium bowl. Add chives, sour cream, truffle oil, salt, and pepper, tossing gently to coat. Serve warm.

Spinach and Mushrooms
Makes 2 servings

1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced leek
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add leeks and garlic, and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth, cream, lemon juice, and salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach, and cook, stirring frequently, until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add cheese, stirring until combined. Serve immediately. 

imageToasted Pound Cake with Blueberry Coulis
Makes 2 servings

2 (1-inch-thick slices) prepared vanilla pound cake
1 (4.4-ounce) container fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 (1/4-inch-thick) slices fresh pineapple
2/3 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
6 fresh strawberries, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Place cake slices on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. 
3 In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, and 2 tablespoons water. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until sauce reduces and thickens.
4. Place cake slices in serving dishes, and top with blueberry sauce, pineapple, whipped topping, and strawberries; serve immediately.

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Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
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