Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lattice Top Apple Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie

1/2 c sugar (for granny smith apples)
2T flour
½ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch of cloves
3-4 lb apples (8-10 medium apples) peeled, cored and chopped. As many as you can fit in the pan.

tbsp milk
cinnamon sugar

Use two pre-packaged pie crusts, rolling them thin. Put one on the bottom of a deep pie crust leaving an inch or two around the edge. Fill with the apple filling. Roll out the other pie crust and cut into strips. Alternate strips across the top of the pie, weaving them together. Fold the extra dough over the edges of the lattice and pinch. Brush the top of the pie with some milk and then shake cinnamon sugar over the top of the pie.

bake at 375 for 45-60 min

Indiana County Covered Bridges

I visited my family in Home, PA. and went to see three of the covered bridges in Indiana County. The Kintersburg bridge is named after my grandmother's family (the Kinter's).

Kintersburg Bridge

Harmon's Bridge

Trusal Bridge

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Orange-Ginger Swai

Orange-Ginger Swai Fillets (and pasta, and, um, overcooked green beans.. whoops.)

¼ cup orange juice (sounds snooty, but for this, fresh-squeezed really is best)
1 tbsp. ginger, grated (note: ginger grates best when it's frozen. I grate it, then loosely scoop it into a measuring spoon. Don't pack it down when you measure.)
½ tsp. black peppercorns, lightly cracked
½ cup cilantro, minced
2 pounds swai fillets (or other firm white fish. Salmon would also be wonderful.)

Combine the marinade ingredients, then add the fish; turn the fillets in the marinade to coat. Allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes, and up to two hours.

Heat about 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook fillets (remember to pick off the peppercorns!) about 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2ish minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. (It's also delicious grilled.)

It's really delicious as-is, but there are some sauces that go with it.. click here for more.