Kitchen Krafts

    “Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Apr. 2006, 45

    Kitchen Krafts

    Do you like to go fishing? Do you like to eat fish? Celebrate spring days ahead by helping an older person prepare these fishy, fruity recipes.

    Baked Spring Catch

    6 fish filets, 3/4″ (2 cm) thick

    1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

    3 tablespoons lemon juice

    3/4 teaspoon salt

    dill weed to taste

    1. If frozen, thaw the fish filets. Wash them well and place in a baking dish.

    2. Combine the butter, lemon juice, and salt, and pour the mixture evenly over the filets. Sprinkle with dill weed.

    3. Bake uncovered at 350°F (175°C) for 15–20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Serve with Spicy Mango Sauce (below).

    Spicy Mango Sauce

    1 mango, peeled and diced

    1 small peach or nectarine, peeled and diced

    1 red pepper, diced

    1 small can (4.5 ounces/128 grams) chopped green chiles, drained

    1/4 cup chopped green onions

    1 tablespoon lime juice

    1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

    1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

    Combine the ingredients and refrigerate covered for 8 hours. Serve over fish, poultry, or tortilla chips.

    Cinnamon Fruit Snack

    2 medium apples, cored and sliced

    2 medium oranges, peeled and separated

    1/2 cup pineapple juice

    1 cup water

    cinnamon to taste

    Combine the water and pineapple juice. Dip each fruit slice in the juice mixture before arranging in a circle on a plate. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon.

    Illustrated by Julie F. Young