Food Link Up

For the Love of Food... Sharing Recipes and Cooking Tips

Say hey, good lookin' ~ What ya got cookin' ?
How's about cooking somethin' up with me?
Hey, sweet baby~ Don't you think maybe
We can find us a brand new recipe?
So if you wanna have fun, come along with me.
Join in to link up and keep some steady company~

My favorite SANDWICH! :)
Sandwich Cake! by ~ Kathy Strahs  of Panini Happy
Scrumptious Sandwich in a Cake Style! Grab a fork for this!

I'll start by posting one of my own that I always get recipe requests for:

Tilapia Scampi 
with Pasta, Family Style 

10 Tilapia Fillets, fresh or frozen 
6 tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Seasonings: 1/4 tsp each 
     Parsley, Basil, Garlic Powder, Minced Onion, Salt, Pepper
1/4 Seasoned Bread Crumbs
6 Cloves crushed Garlic
1/2 cup White wine ( I used a Chardonnay )
1/4 cup Lemon Juice (fresh or bottled) 
1 pkg spaghetti, linguine or vermicelli pasta

Place the fillets on a baking sheet and set aside to make the sauce. (mine were frozen)

At low heat, add the oil to a saucepan, then butter to melt. Add seasonings and keep heating low to allow the seasonings to blend in the oil mix. 

In a small ramekin or bowl, mix bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned oil and butter mix. Set aside. 

 Crush and mince garlic and add to oil and butter sauce. Once the garlic is cooked in, stir in the wine and lemon juice. Allow flavors to blend in for about five minutes on low heat. 

Start cooking the pasta according to package instructions.

Brush on the sauce to coat both sides of the fillets. Broil on low for 6 minutes. Turning over to broil the other side for 4 minutes. Remove from broiler, sprinkle the seasoned bread crumbs over the fillets and return to the broiler for about 1 minute or until crumbs are toasted brown. 

Toss the remaining sauce into the pasta. Then plate it with the fillets and your favorite green veggie. (I prefer lemon spinach but the family wanted peas.)

Time to eat! 

Little Pasta Tips:
- For pasta water add a tablespoon of olive oil and a good dash of sea salt to keep pasta from sticking.
-Warm your pasta serving bowl or plates to keep the pasta from getting cold too fast. 
- Preserve your left over plain pasta in serving sizes by dashing it with salt and mixing thoroughly in freezer bags and freeze until needed. To re-use, put the bag in boiling water to re-heat.

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I'll check back in later to see what everyone posted!

    1. Thank you for posting and sharing! I'm a feta cheese lover and your recipe looks awesome!

  2. Thank you for hosting! I will share on twitter and G+. Your tilapia recipe looks awesome. I wish I could cook fish more often but the significant other can't eat it. I usually only get it if we go out to eat.

    1. So glad to have you, Nicole! Thank you for posting and sharing! Your buffalo chicken pizza looks awesome. One of my sons' favorite. I'll pin it for him :)

  3. That looks so good. I need someone to come cook like that for me lol. :)

    1. You got that right, Becka! lol
      I'm the only cook at home... but I do get to go out for dinner once in awhile when I say, "I don't want to cook". ;)

  4. That tilapia scampi looks awesome! I'm never quite sure what to do with fish, but it looks easy to make. Thanks for hosting.

    1. I'm lucky that my family likes fish. I change the flavors according to what kind we have, ie a creamy dill with salmon, lemon pepper with pollock or cod, but they like garlic best. With this particular recipe, there are rarely leftovers. We really should eat more salmon but don't. I'm scouring all of our cooking friends for a good salmon recipe. I hope one shows up here. :)

      So glad you stopped by. Thank you, Stephanie!

  5. Thanks for the invitation to link! I am Pinning away! This is a great collection of recipes!

  6. Thank you for contributing your awesome recipe! I never thought of using those Cheese Doodle/Puffs before. Genius! I must try it. Thank you again, Shirley!

  7. Thank you for hosting! This is such a great idea. :)

    1. Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for posting and sharing. I'm glad you stopped by :)

  8. Thanks so much for the party. I am new here and look forward to coming back every week! I love your "sandwich"

  9. Welcome aboard, Cynthia! Love having you here. Isn't that sandwich a dream? I think I married it the last time I ate it. Kathy has a few more of those recipes on her blog. Love them!

  10. Thanks so much for this linky party! added to my site! love it! :)

    1. I'm always happy to see you here, Gracie! Thank you for posting and sharing ~ Hugs :)