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Honey Grapefruit Baked Seabass

2 pounds striped seabass – cut into portion size
2 medium grapefruits
3tbsp honey
1 lemon
2tsp ginger paste or finely minced
fresh thyme – to taste
olive oil
1/2 medium shallot minced
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate for 15 minutes the fish with olive oil, the zest and some of the juice from 1 of the grapefruits, thyme, 1tsp ginger, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan combine the juice from the remaining grapefruits, the honey,shallots, lemon juice, remaining ginger, salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil and reduce 5 minutes or by half, set aside, as sauce cools it will thicken.
Preheat your oven 400 degrees, bake the fish 10-12 minutes, until cooked through, remove the fish from the oven, pour the sauce over, allow to rest 5 minutes.
Serve with rice, veggies or potatoes, goes with anything!
I went with roasted chayote squash, i marinate it with some fresh thyme, ancho chili powder, olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven 400 degree 20 minutes, they were perfect!

African Jollof Rice Stuffed Peppers

1pound parboiled rice
1 can tomato puree-400 grams
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
4 teaspoons olive oil
6 small or 3 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
1 bunch thyme, leaves picked
1 teaspoon white pepper
8 chicken bouillon cubes or i used 2 tbsp store bought jollof rice seasoning, international aisle in the grocery store.

With blender, blend tomatoes, onions, red pepper, and garlic until smooth. Add bouillon cubes, thyme and white pepper.

Add olive oil to the blended paste, and set the mixture aside. Add 4 cups of water into a pot.

Wash the rice in hot water until the water is clear. Drain through a fine sieve.

Pour the rice and blended mixture into the pot of water and stir with wooden spoon. Set the stove to medium heat and place pot on stove, then let it cook for 45 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes.

Cut and clean the peppers, brush them with olive oil salt and pepper
Fill peppers with the rice and baked in the oven 375 degrees until pepper is softened, top with more tomato and enjoy! 🙂

Red Velvet Waffles

2 cups flour
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄4 cup butter, melted, cooled
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
 red food coloring( i used gel, use the kind you prefer) i also used the entire tube for this recipe.

.separate eggs.
beat egg whites until stiff.
mix dry ingredients together then add wet.
fold in egg whites.
pour into waffle iron and cook until done.

Cream Cheese Icing
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1tbsp vanilla
thoroughly mix to combine
drizzle over waffles and enjoy!