All posts by smrecipes

Sonia's Grilled Sea Bass Top with Pineapple or Papaya Salsa – Recipe

6 sea bass filets or any white fish
1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple or papaya
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro cut into small pieces
1 crushed garlic clove
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground curry
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper

Preheat the grill for over medium for 15 minutes. Season sea bass with salt and pepper. In a mixing bowl combine the fruit, onion, cilantro, crushed garlic, curry, cumin and lemon juice. Season with a pinch of salt. Grill the filets on an oiled grill rack for 4 minutes each side or until flake. Place on a serving dish and top the it with fruit. Serves 6

*This recipe can transport you to any beach resort, COQUI!

Spaghetti Squash – Recipe

1 big spaghetti squash
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup of water
garlic salt and peper to taste

Cut squash in half. Season with salt and pepper. Rub the olive oil. In a baking dish pour the water and place the squash with the inside part looking down. Bake 350d for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes. Remove the seeds and shred the inside with a fork. Place it in a shallow plate. Pour just a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Sonia's Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

4 pieces soppresatta deli quality
2 cups part skim milk mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon italian spices
1/2 teaspoon red pepper if you like spicy
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 roma tomato
4 pre-sliced Oroweat 100% whole wheat sandwich thin, they are easy to find in the bread or deli section.
1-2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
fresh basil to garnish

In a wood board cut and mix and the first 6 ingredients until small. In a cookie sheet spread 1 tablespoon olive oil and place the open sandwich bread thins with the inside part down. Put the mix evenly on top, layer with a slice of roma tomato and cook 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, drip the balsamic vinegar on top and garnish with basil. Serve as an appetizer or just bread with any fabu meal!

Quick Chicken Spaghettis or Salmon Recipe

2- chicken breast or 1/2 pound of smoked salmon
1- cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce, I like tomato basil, but for salmon I just add 1/2 cup of wine
1- pound of spaghettis or pasta of your choice
2- tablespoon olive oil
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

In a water pan boil chicken breast with salt and oil. Set aside until cool. For the smoked salmon just skip the boiling part. Slice chicken breast into thin stringy pieces. Cook chicken with spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper for 10 minutes. Boil spaghettis or pasta of your choice until done and drain. Mix with sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and serve

Meatballs Puertorrican style

1 pound 90% ground meat or turkey
1/2 pound ground ham or ground pork
1 onion dice into tiny pieces
1 piece of whole wheat bread
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. *This is my secret spice when I cook any ground meat.
2 teaspoon garlic salt or salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
2/3 cup salt cracker crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
olive oil

Mix all of the ingredients one by one. Preheat oven 350d. With a tablespoon make balls and place them on a cooking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. COQUI!

*A traditional must in every party in Puerto Rico!

Sonia's Moms Party Coconut Upside-Down Bread Pudding

1 1/2 cup french bread
1 15.5oz can coconut milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 beaten eggs
4 round pieces of can pineapple
5 cherries

Preheat oven 350d, Mix all ingredients but the pineapple and cherries. In a round buttered baking pan place the cherries and pinaples on the bottom then pour the mix on top. Cook for 1 hour or until brown on top. Turn and serve warm. COQUI!

Sonia's Sauteed Shrimps and Scallops with Lime and Cilantro Sauce – Recipe

1 pound sea scallops
1 pound shrimp
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 tablespoon white wine
salt and pepper

In a frying pan heat oil over medium high. Season the seafood with salt and pepper. Add garlic and butter to the pan and place the scallops and shrimp until done, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and mix the seafood with the other ingredients. Serves 8 COQUI!