Baked Cod with Bread Crumbs over Tagliarelle in Lemon Butter Sauce

Baked cod with bread crumbs is our newest weeknight go to dinner. Serving it over Cipriani’s Tagliarelle  (aka tagliatelle from other brands) pasta is just heavenly.   The bread crumbs add so much flavor to both the cod and the pasta.  The reason we recommend  Cipriani’s brand is  because it’s the closest to homemade fresh pasta and cooks in just 3 minutes… a real time-saver! It’s more expensive than other brands but well worth it. For added nutrition feel free to add your favorite vegetable either as a side or mixed in with the pasta, Your family will love it!

 

 

Baked Cod with Bread Crumbs over Tagliarelle in Lemon Butter Sauce

Deliciously baked cod topped with flavored bread crumbs served over pasta in a lemon butter sauce
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 671kcal

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs cod , cut into 6 portions
  • 1 cup bread crumbs , Italian seasoned
  • 1 cup Pecorino Romano , grated fresh
  • 4 tbsp white wine , dry white wine, we used Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 tbsp lemon , 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice plus more for serving
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley , plus a sprig for garnish
  • 3/4-1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika , plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 3-4 tbsp salted butter ,to place pats on each cod slice
  • 17 oz Cipriani Tagliarelle (2 boxes of 8.8 oz each - we used 1 box regular & 1 box spinach)
  • 2 ½ sticks butter , salted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Use a large sheet pan and drizzle olive oil to lightly grease.
  • Fill an 8-10 qt pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt. Lower heat and cover until ready to cook pasta.
  • Rinse cod and pat fish dry with paper towels. Cut into 6 serving portions then place on the greased pan.
  • Rinse the parsley & pat dry then chop until you have 1 tbsp.
  • In a medium bowl add bread crumbs, grated cheese, white wine, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic powder, and paprika. Combine with a fork until evenly dampened. If too dry add a tbsp of white wine or lemon juice until evenly dampened.
  • Using a food-grade gloved hand place the bread crumb mixture on top of the entire surface of each piece of fish. Keep piling on until all bread crumbs are used. Pat the topping down so it stays in place.
  • Slice the butter into squares and top each piece of cod with pats of butter in order to evenly distribute the butter to each piece. Use all the butter. Sprinkle more paprika on top and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (We placed the cooked cod under the broiler for about 1 -2 minutes to crisp up the bread crumbs but that's optional.)
  • If desired, squeeze additional lemon juice over fish
  • In a small saucepan melt the 2 ½ sticks of butter. Add the olive oil, salt, lemon juice, garlic powder, and lemon zest. Cook for a few minutes then pour into a small pitcher to serve with.
  • While fish is baking, bring the pasta water back to boil then add the tagliarelle and cook for 3 minutes. Drain well and place on a large serving platter
  • Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of the butter sauce on top of the plated pasta then place the fish on top. Any leftover butter sauce can be added to each individual plate as desired. Garnish with fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese & parsley.
  • Don't forget to scrape up all the fallen bread crumbs from the pan and place them on top of the pasta for extra texture & flavor!

Notes

To make this gluten-free substitute regular seasoned bread crumbs  with Aleia's Gluten-free Italian Bread Crumbs or Ian's GF Italian Bread Crumbs. Any GF pasta will do. This dish will be just as delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note: Although the Nutritional Facts are provided, we are not nutritionists and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of these calculations. Please verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

To make this gluten-free substitute regular seasoned bread crumbs  with Aleia's Gluten-free Italian Bread Crumbs or Ian's GF Italian Bread Crumbs. Any GF pasta will do. This dish will be just as delicious.
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Notes: Cipriani Tagliarelle comes in both regular and spinach which has a beautiful light green color and mixes well with regular for a colorful presentation. If using a different pasta brand than Cipriani Tagliarelle, it will be called Tagliatelle. Cook according to package directions.

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta with Salmon, Sundried Tomatoes, Capers & Peas

While still living and working on Long Island, one of my favorite restaurants near the office was a renowned Italian restaurant…Mamma Lombardi’s.  My office went there frequently to celebrate special occasions. My friend & co-worker Sue Mercurio and I always ordered their Bow Tie Pasta with Fresh Salmon…our favorite dish.  That dish was always a special treat for us and we savored every bite! Through the years I experimented with recreating this loved meal. So, whenever I make salmon for dinner I usually buy more than I need knowing the leftovers will be used to make a delicious creamy pasta meal. Farfalle is the name you usually find in the pasta section of your grocery store. It’s a medium size pasta in the shape of a bow tie.

I use leftover steamed salmon instead of fresh because it is a time saver; however, you can certainly cook it fresh and still be perfectly delicious.

Barbara and I welcomed in 2023 on New Year’s Day with our husbands & nephew. A special meal for a special day!

Farfalle or Bow Tie Pasta

 

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta with Salmon, Peas, Sundried Tomatoes, & Capers

Deliciously steamed salmon in a creamy, light pink sauce with capers & peas.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 897kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 8-qt pot for pasta

Ingredients 

  • lbs Steamed Salmon leftover
  • 1 lb Bow Tie Pasta (Farfalle), Use Gluten-free pasta if gluten is a concern
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • ½ cup onion sliced very thin or chopped
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1½ - 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 - 4 tsps frozen garlic, thawed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 10 oz sundried tomatoes, packed in oil, use a fork to remove them from the jar
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated, about 3 handfuls
  • 2 - 3 tbsp capers
  • 2 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring an 8-qt pot of water to a boil. Salt well
  • In a small bowl combine the defrosted garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, Italian seasoning & Dijon mustard. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet on medium heat, add butter & olive oil. Saute onion until soft & translucent.
  • Meanwhile, add pasta to the boiling water & cook according to the package directions. (About 12-13 minutes) Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water & set aside
  • Add tomato paste, sundried tomatoes, and garlic mixture to the skillet then cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add cream to skillet and simmer until thickened.
  • Add the grated Pecorino Romano & stir until combined.
  • Add the thawed peas & capers Cook until heated through.
  • Add the salmon pieces & cook until heated through.
  • Drain the pasta. remember to reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water
  • Add a few tbsps of reserved pasta water to the sauce to prevent sauce from getting too thick.
  • Place pasta in dishes & top with salmon and sauce.
  • Garnish with parsley & grated cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 897kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 2747mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 2151IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 7mg

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Delicious & Easy Salmon En Papillote (parchment paper)😋

If you enjoy eating salmon as we do,  you’ve probably tried many different ways to cook it too. We wanted to try a new way of cooking it that keeps the salmon moist and flavorful. Steaming it in parchment paper turned out to be just what we were looking for. The salmon is tender and flaky with subtly flavored herbs & citrus.

Easy & Delicious Salmon En Papillote (parchment paper)

Delicious steamed salmon cooked in parchment paper
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 384kcal

Equipment

  • 3 pieces parchment paper, each 18" long
  • 1 - 2 Large rimmed baking sheet
  • large toothpicks or bamboo sticks, to secure parchment paper

Ingredients 

  • lbs salmon
  • 2-3 medium lemons, sliced into 1/4" rounds
  • lemon zest
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled & thinly sliced
  • ½ large sweet onion, peeled & thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup EVOO divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed (or any seasonal vegetable that you & your family like) thin stalks & cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, can substitute with 2-4 tsp dried dill to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut salmon into 6 fillets
  • Cut (3) 18" long parchment papers and fold each one in half. Place a few lemon slices on the right side of the fold.
  • Place 2 salmon fillets on top of the lemons for each parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper & lemon zest. Add sliced onions, garlic & dill on top.
  • Place the asparagus pieces next to the salmon (about 4-5 stalks for each packet). Lightly sprinkle the vegetable with salt.
  • Lightly drizzle EVOO all over the salmon & vegetables. Fold parchment over and crimp then apply toothpicks or bamboo sticks to seal.
  • Place sealed parchment packets onto the rimmed baking sheet and cook for 12 minutes or until internal temperature is between 125° - 130°. Serve promply.

Notes

This recipe has been adapted from Well Seasoned Studio.
If you have thinner salmon fillets begin checking for doneness in 10 minutes.
I used fresh string beans since I was out of asparagus so you will need to cut the string beans into bite-size pieces in order to be tender. I did not cut them and my string beans weren't as tender as I would have liked.
I'm making this again for New Year's Eve so the leftovers will be used on New Year's Day in a creamy bow-tie pasta with peas. (Recipe coming soon)

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 1167mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note: Although the Nutritional Facts are provided, we are not nutritionists and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of these calculations. Please verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

This recipe has been adapted from Well Seasoned Studio.
If you have thinner salmon fillets begin checking for doneness in 10 minutes.
I used fresh string beans since I was out of asparagus so you will need to cut the string beans into bite-size pieces in order to be tender. I did not cut them and my string beans weren't as tender as I would have liked.
I'm making this again for New Year's Eve so the leftovers will be used on New Year's Day in a creamy bow-tie pasta with peas. (Recipe coming soon)
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Keto Cauliflower Frittata

Barbara is on a healthy keto diet so naturally, she wanted to turn Grandma Tessie’s Cauliflower Frittata into a healthy keto dish. This is just as good as Grandma’s original but it’s keto, low-carb, and gluten-free. It can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or a side for dinner, plus it’s delicious and very healthy.

We recommend Penzeys Tuscan Sunset Salt Free Italian Seasoning for this recipe because it’s the best blend of herbs we’ve come across, is delicious, and doesn’t overpower the dish. If you’ve never used Penzeys spices before, please give them a try. We do not get paid by Penszeys but we really do love their herbs and spices.

Keto Cauliflower Frittata

Delicious Keto version of Grandma Tessie's Cauliflower Frittata. A great keto breakfast and gluten-free.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 132kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Frittata Pan
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 3/4 cup size measuring cup
  • 1 very large skillet
  • 1 9" pie pans or serving dishes
  • 1 measuring teaspoon

Ingredients 

  • 1 small head of cauliflower florets only,
  • ½ large sweet onions sliced medium to thin
  • 2-3 Tablespoons EVOO as needed
  • ¼ cup Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese grated
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese grated
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 medium garlic cloves smashed
  • ½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • dash ground black pepper
  • 1 - 1½ tsp Penzeys Tuscan Sunset this is a salt-free Italian-style seasoning. Regular Italian seasoning can be used in place of Penzeys but Penseys Tuscan Sunset is delicious and mild.
Makes: 9inch round1inch height

Instructions

  • Wash and pat dry the cauliflower head then cut the florets and discard stems.
  • Slice onions lengthwise and set aside.
  • Smash garlic cloves and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the Parmegiano-Reggiano & Pecorino Romano grated cheeses, eggs, and Tuscan Sunset seasoning. Beat well then set aside.
  • In a very large skillet, add 2 Tablespoons of EVOO until hot (medium heat). Add the onions and caramelize to a golden brown.
  • Once caramelized, add a bit more EVOO then add the raw cauliflower florets with the smashed garlic. Season with pink Himalayan salt & black pepper to taste. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes until cauliflower is cooked but not mushy. Remove from heat.
  • Heat the larger bottom part of the frittata pan then add 1 Tablespoon of EVOO plus a little to coat the top frittata pan. When hot enough add the cauliflower & onions to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • On a medium-low flame, add the egg mixture. Place the oiled frittata cover on top and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip the pan over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the larger pan that's on top then slide the frittata from the upper pan into a 9" pie plate or serving dish. Garnish with some grated cheese and a sprig of fresh parsley if desired.
  • Cauliflower Frittatas can be frozen and then thawed before heating up in a microwave or oven.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1pie slice | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note: Although the Nutritional Facts are provided, we are not nutritionists and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of these calculations. Please verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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Easy Pesto Chicken Casserole 😋😋

If you’re always searching for a new, quick, and easy chicken recipe then this is for you! Not only is it delicious but we hit the Trifecta with it being, Keto-friendly, Low Carb and Gluten-free…did we say delicious? We can’t emphasize enough how delicious this meal is. If homemade pesto is not your thing then by all means use a good store-bought brand.  Today Barbara harvested her first batch of basil and so it was a given it would be tonight’s dinner! Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers…

Easy Pesto Chicken Casserole 😋😋

Easy & delicious chicken casserole that's low carb, Keto-friendly, and gluten-free.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 283kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Grill/Fry Pan
  • 1 Large Casserole dish
  • 1 Medium mixing bowl

Ingredients 

  • 8 thin chicken cutlets pound lightly if too thick
  • 1 cup pesto Homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano Locatelli
  • salt, pepper & Italian seasoning to season chicken, both sides
  • salt, pepper & Italian seasoning to add to ricotta mixture, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper & Italian seasoning.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix togther ricotta, grated pecorino romano, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Set bowl aside.
  • Using a very hot griddle or fry pan, sear each cutlet on both sides. No more than a minute on each side.
  • Place several spoonfuls of pesto to coat the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Place the seared chicken cutlets on top of the pesto.
  • Spoon the ricotta mixture over the chicken, spreading evenly to cover. Top the ricotta mixture with spoonfuls of pesto. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until bubbly and chicken cutlets are cooked through.
  • Serve with a side salad or a vegetable of your choice. If you're not concerned with eating low carb or following a keto diet, serve with your favorite pasta & crusty bread. Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 977IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg

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Easter Breakfast the Whole Family Will Enjoy

With Easter, only a week away, start getting those ingredients together to make our tasty and fun Italian Easter Egg Breakfast Baskets (Pupa Cu L’ova)

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A delicious & fun way to enjoy a special Easter breakfast.

Mediterranean Mujadara: Lentils, Rice and Onions 😋😋

After recently recovering from Covid-19, I had absolutely no desire to cook! Losing the ability to smell and taste kind of messes with your appetite… I did make 3 batches of chicken soup that I couldn’t taste or smell so not sure if it had any healing powers! Thankfully my senses are back so I was looking for something different to make. I came across a recipe from The Mediterranean Dish for Mujadara. It’s a Lebanese Middle Eastern dish made with black lentils, long grain rice, and onions…lots of onions! Neither Teresa nor I had ever tried this dish before but it sounded really, really good. It was! You can make this as a side with some chicken or as a main dish. All I can say is you have to try it because it’s delicious comfort food with unbelievable flavor and it’s Gluten-free!

Mediterranean Mujadara: Lentils, Rice and Onions 😋😋

Delicious black lentils, rice & lots of onions!
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Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 296kcal

Equipment

  • 2 large skillets
  • 1 small bowl for soaking rice
  • 1 small covered saucepan for par-boiling lentils, use to set aside after par-boiling and draining

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup black lentils (sorted and rinsed)
  • 4 cups water , divided
  • ¼ cup EVOO , more for later
  • 2 very large yellow onions , large dice (4 cups)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt , more to taste
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice , soaked in bowl of water for 10-15 inutes then drained & set aside
  • black pepper
  • ½ - 1 tsp cumin , (I used 1/2 tsp)
  • parsley , for garnish

Fried Crispy Onion Garnish

  • 2 -3 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 very large yellow onion , cut into very thin rings

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, place the lentils with 2 cups of the water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered until the lentils are par-boiled (10-12 minutes). Remove from heat, drain and set aside back in the saucepan.
  • Place the long-grain white rice in a small bowl. cover with water and let soak for 15 minutes. Rinse and drain then place back into the bowl and set aside.
  • In a large saute or skillet pan with a lid, heat 1/4 cup EVOO over medium-high heat until the oil makes "ribbons". Add the diced onions and cook covered (40 minutes) until dark golden brown, darker than normal caramelized onions. You may lower the heat so they don't burn. Add kosher salt. Stir occasionally and keep the lid on between stirrings.
  • Carefully pour the remaining 2 cups of water into the onions. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and par-cooked lentils into the onion mixture. Add a good dash of kosher salt, black pepper, and the cumin.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid has been absorbed and the rice and lentils are both cooked through. (About 15-20 minutes)
  • In a second skillet, heat 2-3 Tablespoons EVOO until hot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot enough add thinly sliced onion rings in batches and fry until they are crispy and deeply golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined dish to drain excess oil.
  • Let the rice and lentils rest covered for about 10 minutes undisturbed, then garnish with crispy onions & parsley and transfer to serving bowls.
  • Optional: Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a nice tomato, cucumber salad. You can also add leftover cooked chicken for those that must have "meat" in the dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg

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Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies – Twiins Style

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of the first week in December! Time to start baking our family’s traditional Christmas cookies to have ready to mail out to family members on the West Coast & beyond.

If you’ve never tried these recipes before, this is the time to start. Nothing says it’s the beginning of the holiday season like baking our Italian bakery-style cookies. They are delicious! My 8-year-old grandson is visiting from NY and he said the Rainbow Cookies are “Amazing”…music to our ears!

Make sure you have plenty of all-purpose flour, butter, almond paste, chopped pistachios, pignolias (pine nuts), chopped dates, and bittersweet chocolate chips on hand because these cookies fly off the plates.

Merry Christmas and enjoy!

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Zeppole

Pignoli Cookies

Replace pignoli with sliced almonds topped with a candied cherry or chopped pistachios

The Best Gluten-Free New York Style Black & White Cookies

Date Nut Bread

(not a cookie but a long-time Christmas Morning tradition)

Sylvia Pearce’s Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken

A few weeks ago Jack & I were visiting family in Cary, NC, to celebrate my great-grandson’s 5th birthday.  Julian was excited to show me how he swims in the big community pool so, off we went. After sunscreen, earplugs & swim arms, he was ready to have fun. All the while I was a little distracted by the amazing aroma of grilling taking place to my right at one of the grill stations nearby. I could see chicken and steak on the grill which made my mouth start watering. I had to investigate! I then had the pleasure of meeting Dwayne & Sylvia Pearce. Dwayne is the Grill Master but quickly confessed that it’s his wife Sylvia’s homemade rub that makes the food delicious. It was very evident to me that Dwayne was enjoying every moment at the grill in spite of the 90º temperature outside. Their generosity extended to me a sampling of their chicken drumsticks and I was hooked! The chicken was grilled to perfection, full of spicy flavor, and very moist. Like many accomplished cooks, Sylvia uses a little of this and a little of that until the taste is just the way they like it. Thanks so much to Sylvia & Dwayne for sharing your good nature, spice rub ingredients, and chicken with me. I love it!

Sylvia Pearce's Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken

A quick & easy homemade spicy dry rub.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 chicken pieces
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Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl or plastic zip-lock bag
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients 

  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Adobe seasoning
  • 1 packet Sazon seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp jerk seasoning (if using jerk in a jar, omit the brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cayene pepper
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix all of the above ingredients and blend well.
  • Using paper towels, pat dry your chicken, then generously rub the spicy dry rub on both sides.
  • Heat your grill to medium-high then lightly oil the grates.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and grill for about 10 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees for dark meat or 160 degrees for white meat.
  • Rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g

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Sylvia Pearce’s Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken

A few weeks ago Jack & I were visiting family in Cary, NC, to celebrate my great-grandson’s 5th birthday.  Julian was excited to show me how he swims in the big community pool so, off we went. After sunscreen, earplugs & swim arms, he was ready to have fun. All the while I was a little distracted by the amazing aroma of grilling taking place to my right at one of the grill stations nearby. I could see chicken and steak on the grill which made my mouth start watering. I had to investigate! I then had the pleasure of meeting Dwayne & Sylvia Pearce. Dwayne is the Grill Master but quickly confessed that it’s his wife Sylvia’s homemade rub that makes the food delicious. It was very evident to me that Dwayne was enjoying every moment at the grill in spite of the 90º temperature outside. Their generosity extended to me a sampling of their chicken drumsticks and I was hooked! The chicken was grilled to perfection, full of spicy flavor, and very moist. Like many accomplished cooks, Sylvia uses a little of this and a little of that until the taste is just the way they like it. Thanks so much to Sylvia & Dwayne for sharing your good nature, spice rub ingredients, and chicken with me. I love it!

Sylvia Pearce's Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken

A quick & easy homemade spicy dry rub.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 chicken pieces
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Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl or plastic zip-lock bag
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients 

  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Adobe seasoning
  • 1 packet Sazon seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp jerk seasoning (if using jerk in a jar, omit the brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cayene pepper
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix all of the above ingredients and blend well.
  • Using paper towels, pat dry your chicken, then generously rub the spicy dry rub on both sides.
  • Heat your grill to medium-high then lightly oil the grates.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and grill for about 10 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees for dark meat or 160 degrees for white meat.
  • Rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g

Please note: Although the Nutritional Facts are provided, we are not nutritionists and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of these calculations. Please verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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