Dijon mustard and apricot fruit spread create a golden glaze for fish fillets in this easy entree from Jo Baker of Litchfield, Illinois. Guests won't believe you used only four ingredients to prepare this delightful full-flavored dinner.
"Whether I'm fixing cod fillets or my husband's catch of the day, this batter makes the fish fry up golden and crispy," says Nancy Johnson, field editor from Connersville, Indiana. "Club soda gives it a different twist...and the sweet and zippy sauce complements the fish nicely."
This entree tastes wonderful and is pretty enough to serve to company. Most of the preparation can be done in advance. Tender shrimp, colorful sweet peppers and crunchy snow peas give it a variety of interesting textures and flavors.
-Irene Lalevee, River Vale, New Jersey
When time is tight, this one-dish wonder from Donna Gardner is a surefire way to beat the clock. "I created this recipe while looking for a new stovetop meal," pens the Ottunwa, Iowa reader. "You can easily double the ingredients for a larger group."
"My husband is a real fish lover," reports Erna Farnham of Marengo, Illinois. "This buttery treatment is his favorite way to prepare sole, perch or halibut." It cooks quickly in the microwave, so it's perfect for a busy weekday.
Eileen Frank relies on this made-in-minutes mixture to cook up a down-home chicken dinner. "We think this flavorful coating tastes a lot like the one at a well-known chicken restaurant chain," she writes form Castor, Alberta.
At Eastertime and for other holidays, I often get requests for these lamb chops. The moist and tender chops aren't difficult to make, but they taste special. Even people who don't care for lamb like it prepared this way.—Chris Nash, Berthoud, Colorado
From Tigard, Oregon, Janelle Inkens writes, "These venison steaks are so tender and tasty, they're even a hit with my kids, ages 3 and 4. Someone who tried this dish once said, 'Wow, if I could make venison taste like this, I'd make it all the time.'"