Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

It’s warm again in our home.  During the spring and summer I’m always looking for creative methods to hydrate and make a lot of use of my  Breville Juice Fountain duo juicer.   Creating homemade juice with natural fruits is one of my favorite pastimes.  I love the taste of strawberries and put them on everything from pancakes, crepes, oatmeal and cereal.   Most recently I started experimenting with strawberry recipes and created a recipe with fresh strawberries and organic lemons.

I used a Breville Juice Fountain duo to make the delicious beverage at home.  I’m in love with this Home Tech gadget!  If you do not have a juicer you can also use a blender to puree the fruit.  For this recipe I will use a blender.

 

Strawberry Lemonade | Agua Fresca de Fresa y Limon

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh lemon juice (6 -8 lemons)
6 cups cold water
6 cups ice

Directions

In a saucepan over high heat, mix together water and sugar until sugar dissolves and it becomes a clear syrup. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Place the strawberry into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Place the lemons into a blender. Cover and puree until smooth.  Stir in 6 cups of cold water, the lemon juice and stir.  Add clear syrup. Divide the ice into 12 glasses, and then top with the lemonade. Gently stir before serving.

For lemonade with pulp do not strain lemons and strawberries after blending.  Add club soda to make fizzy lemonade.

Buen Provecho!

 

Traditional Holiday Recipes | Fried Catfish & Fried Walleye Recipe

One of my families favorite recipes during the holidays is fried fish!  We’re a multicultural family and we like to mix up our tamales, pozole and champurado with a little bit of southern fried cooking during the holidays.  I’ve been watching my husband make fried fish for years and have mastered the recipe.   I knew the first time he cooked Southern food we would make a great couple because our cooking styles complemented each other.

 

I recently discovered that the vegetable oil my family uses for cooking is soybean oil.  My family has been using the brand of oil for a long time because it healthy.  Soybean oil is one of the most versatile ingredients you can use in the kitchen – helping you create all your favorite traditional meals without compromising taste. It also better-for-you and offers other health benefits.  It is also about a tenth of the cost of some competing oils. Soybean oil contains 0g trans fats per serving and is high in omega-3s which have been proven to reduce blood pressure and can help prevent heart disease. It is also a great source of Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant which prevents cell damage that can lead to  serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.

On a cozy Sunday afternoon or a least twice during the holidays you can find our family cooking our favorite southern cuisine.   We enjoy making fried fish and over the years have incorporated catfish, fried willeye and fried salmon into our recipe.  Whether we make it day or night, its a treat the whole family enjoys.

Fried Willeye Fish  & Fried Catfish Recipe

This fried fish recipe is delicious! Your friends are going to visit your home often after making this recipe!

Ingredients
  • 6 catfish fillets cut into 2 pieces or nuggets
  • 6 walleye fillets cut into 2 pieces or nuggets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups yellow corn meal
  • 1 quart soybean oil

In a bowl add the eggs,  pepper, salt, baking powder and thoroughly mix.  Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of cold water and add it to the solution. Again, blend all of the ingredients together then add a handful of nuggets at a time to the batter and coat them well.In a separate bowl, with a lid,  mix all-purpose flour and yellow corn meal together. Add the fish nuggets, close the lid, and shake shake shake until they are well coated on all sides.

Heat soybean oil to 365°F. and fry the fish for about 7 minutes or until they float to the top.  Fry a couple nuggets at a time. I like my fish golden brown so I add another 2-3 minutes.

 

Buen Provecho!

 

This is part of a sponsored campaign with  United Soybean Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

 

Summertime is my favorite time of year.  The beach, the sun & lemonade make for a perfect summer.  Last year while attending the Taste of LA,  I was introduced to the most delicious beverage, Watermelon Lemonade.  I will never forget it Continue reading “Watermelon Lemonade Recipe” »

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