Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Fish & chips!

This week we are excited to bring you this fun meal that is a family favorite… Hand battered Fish with potatoes Fries! Looking to put a smile on your family face this week try out this classic meal! 20989294_1904570679553872_2685828252057125287_o

FISH & CHIPS

4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup sparkling water
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets

Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cornstarch, seafood seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in the sparkling water or beer stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature. Drain well on paper towels.
Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.

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Images & Recipes By Smarty Marty!

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Portfolio & Perspectives Location Annoucement!!!

We are so excited about our up and coming Portfolio & Perspective Workshop! Over the weekend we announced our location. This perfect loft studio with amazing natural light has our mind going over board with all the creative possibilities!!! If you are photographer or event stylist looking to build your portfolio this interactive workshop is perfect for you!

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Taco Tuesday with Turkey

This week meal is a classic Taco Tuesday… with Turkey and all the delicious fixings!!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) package ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar20637847_1884850328192574_6970223911366555055_n
  • Directions

    Mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne together in a small bowl.

    Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

    Stir cider vinegar and brown sugar into the skillet. Simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

    Recipe from Allrecipes.com

    Images and Styling by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Cabbage & Sausage Packets

This week’s special recipe is a mix of vegetable and your favorite smoked sausage for a great mix to your weekly food planning!

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Cabbage & Sausage Packets

Ingredient Listing

1 lb. Turkey sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
1/2 head of cabbage, cut in 1/4 in wedges
15 small red and white potatoes, quartered
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup garlic butter
salt & pepper to taste
4 ice cubes

How to Cook

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F.
Cut four 18 x 12 inch sheets of foil.
Divide the cabbage, potatoes, and onion over the foil sheets.
Add 1 ice cube to each mound.
Evenly divide the sausage between the packets and top with garlic butter 1 tablespoons per packet, salt, and pepper.
Seal each packet well and place in oven for 50 minutes.
Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.

Images and Styling By Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Smarty- Turkey Tostadas

It’s Tostadas Tuesday… and Smarty Marty gives you here take on this delightful dish!

Quick and easy meals for your family… This one Prep time of 25 mins! 18893197_1793118170699124_9032598594460839725_n

Ingredients:

1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 teaspoon canola oil

3/4 cup water

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained

12 tostada shells

3 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

1 cup chopped tomato

1 cup cubed avocado

Directions:

In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, taco seasoning and hominy. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

On each tostada shell, layer the lettuce, about 1/3 cup turkey mixture, cheese, tomato and avocado.Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe – Taste of Home

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty – Classic Shrimp Boil

Today’s Foodie Tuesday is Smarty Marty’s take on a classic Shrimp Boil!

Getting all your ingredients together

  • 2 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 4 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)19143196_1806674456010162_7339496530927807253_o

    Directions

    Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic, and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.

    Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

    Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.

    you know how I do....#hookitup Happy Thursday y'allPhotography By Smarty Marty

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Remembering Yesterday- Jade’s Roaring 20’s Dinner Party!

Flappy Dresses, designer head gear.. feathers pearls and boas all the details for a special 20’s theme birthday celebration.  The year was 2012 and in true style, Jade Ladson invited us to an intimate dinner party with friends at Brio! Fun Food & Lots of Laughter as we celebrated Jade.  We enjoyed great conversation, dinner and delicious desserts All guest came dressed in their best 20’s gear!

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Jade is always planning something fun and amazing for her friends to celebrate with her! Jade's roaring 20's birthday celebration1 copyJade's roaring 20's birthday celebration2 copy

Cheers to a great celebration!

Planning & Styling By J. Ladson Weddings

Specialty 20’s theme Decor by The Kustom Shop