Friday, March 07, 2008

And The Baking Continues

I have not cured my craving for cupcakes. Last night I made Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. The cake recipe came from here and the frosting from here. They were really good. I think I will make all four types of cupcakes. I am in a huge baking mood right now! Too bad I have to work all weekend.
Dinner last night was wonderful! It a "Weight Wathchers" meal. I wish I had taken a picture before we started eating. It was so colorful! It looked just like a healthy meal should. We had "Broild Tuna with Corn Relish." Here's the recipe if anyone is interested.

Makes 4 servings

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salte
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 1/4 lb tuna steaks, cut into 4 pieces
2 cups cooked corn kernels
1 cup chopped roasted red pepper
2 cups torn curly endive or chicory

1. To prepare the marinade, in a large aip-close plastic bag, combine the vinegar, mustard, red pepper, salt and pepper with the water; reserve 2 T of the mixture in a medium bowl.
2. Add the tuna to the bag and seal, squeezing out the air; turn to coat the tuna. Refrigerate, turning the bag occaisionally, 1 hour.
3. Spray a nonstick baking sheet and the broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler. Arrange the corn in a thin layer on the baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from the heat, stirring often, until the corn begins to brown, 2-4 minutes. Add the corn and roasted red pepper to the reserved marinade in the bowl; set aside.
4. Drain and discard the marinade in the zip-close bag; place the tuna on the broiler rack. Broil 6 inches from the heat, turning once, until browned on the outside but still juicy inside, 6-7 minutes on each side.
5. Divide the endive among 4 plates; top with the corn relish and tuna.

from "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook"

We used romaine lettuce instead of endive and I omitted the water from the marinade. We both really liked it! We are trying to add more fish to our diet. We both love seafood but it rarely occurs to us to cook it at home. Do you have any favorite seafood recipes?


  1. Glad you put the recipe on here, I will have to try it. Dad thought it sounded very good, and it sounds like it was (: The cupcakes look really good too!

  2. OOh!! I love cupcakes!:0) Both looked great, I should try the recipe as well, we used to make fish a lot but then quit. I should give it a whirl again!

  3. I'll be making these cupcakes!!Red Velvet is David's favorite. BTW--You think the road situation is funny in Dayton, you would lose your breath laughing in Memphis!!