Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Crusted Baked Cobia #cobiacookoff #ad

I received a free shipment of Open Blue™ Cobia as part of a recipe contest submission. My recipe will be entered in the OPEN BLUE™ COBIA COOK-OFF CONTEST where I will have a chance to win prizes. I received no monetary compensation for my post. All opinions are my own.
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Have you ever tried Cobia?
Cobia is a moist, flaky whitefish that lends itself to many recipe ideas.
This was my first experience with this delicious fish. I found the texture similar to sea bass but not as sweet. I love the way it held its shape through the baking process. I tried cooking a piece with the skin intact and a piece without the skin. Both took about 20 minutes to cook, held their shape and stayed moist and flaky!
The smoky flavor from the smoked sun-dried tomatoes and smoked paprika compliment mild flavor of the fish without overpowering it.

I served my Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Crusted Baked Cobia on a bed of wilted kale with red bell peppers. Delicious!


Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Crusted Baked Cobia

Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Crusted Baked Cobia

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 6-ounce Open Blue™ Cobia fillets, skin removed
  • 1 cup freshly grated raw potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup smoked sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon capers, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • smoked paprika (optional)


  1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes in 1 Tablespoon olive oil, horseradish and caper for 15 minutes. While tomatoes soak, prepare potatoes.
  2. Squeeze out any excess moisture from potatoes with paper towels
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter, potatoes and shallots. Saute until potatoes soften, (2 to 3 minutes)
  4. Preheat oven to 375 Season Cobia with salt and pepper, set aside.
  5. Place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a baking dish. Add Cobia.
  6. Stir together potato and tomato mixtures. Place on top of Cobia. sprinkle with a pinch of smoked paprika if desired.
  7. Bake uncovered for approximately 20 minutes until fish reaches 145 degrees, is opaque and easily flakes.
  8. Serve with your favorite side dish, vegetable or salad.


Regular sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted for smoked sun-dried tomatoes.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #163

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!
Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!


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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

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Welcome to another Fill The Cookie Jar Event!

Every month our #FillTheCookieJar cookie loving group meets to share our best cookies and bars to fit the theme. This month we will be sharing cookies that remind us of Fall!

Thank you Cynthia Landrie from  Feeding Big at for hosting this fun event!

When I think of Fall, I think about apple picking, visits to the pumpkin patch and scarecrows. I know Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. Then again so is winter. Brrr let’s get back to autumn.

Beautiful leaves of red, gold and orange crown the trees this time of year. But what reminds me most of fall is the smell of warm spices.
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A blast of cinnamon hits my nostrils every time I go shopping. You know how the stores entice you with scents of the season.
Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents. I love it! When I saw a bag of cinnamon chips I knew what to do.

Bake Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies!

A pinch of cayenne kicks these cookies up a notch! Kind of warms you inside too!

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne(optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup cinnamon flavored chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Cream together butter and sugars
  2. mix in egg
  3. in a separate bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cayenne
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture. add chips.
  5. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
  7. Bake at 375 until golden brown (about 10 minutes)
  8. Cool on rack and enjoy!
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Raspberry Lamingtons #SundaySupper

Lamingtons plated with Cafe Zinfandel

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

Labor Day is just around the corner so we need to send summer off with a bang!

It’s hard to think of summer vacation winding down while temperatures top the 90’s here this week in Pennsylvania. So let’s back burner back-to-school and forget about fall and celebrate Labor Day with friends and family.

Sunday Supper is teaming up with Gallo Family Vineyards to share some end of summer fun and recipe ideas with you to help you make the most of the holiday weekend.

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What do you have planned for this three day weekend event?

We’re having a relaxing night with a few friends before we all return to our busy schedules.

We picnic and do cookouts all summer long. A special way to end summer for us is a small plates party culminating with wine and a special dessert.

Plated parties take the stress out of cook to order burgers and steaks. No need worry about those 10 potato salads arriving to the potluck.

I like to mix it up. Guests sample from small sandwiches, wings, stuffed shrimp, assorted salads, fruit and cheese even Charcuterie. Easy clean up too!

Here’s some tips for a Small Plates Party:

  • Keep in mind that not everyone will sample everything. Most people only sample 4 to 5 different items. Offer no more than 10 items.
  • No one wants to run out of food. You also don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen all day. Rule of thumb is a 4-ounce portion per person. That goes for baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad and cold cuts. A 2-ounce portion per person for an assorted cheese tray.
  • Quarter cut your sandwiches and secure with a pick. Estimate 4 pieces, one sandwich total per person.
  • Individual items like wings or stuffed shrimp: 3 to 4 per person.
  • Put out plenty of napkins! That sounds like a no-brainer but you may be surprised to learn that many people don’t want to hold plates. They will grab a napkin, a wing and stand in a group to eat. Give your guests that option.
  • Parties should fun. Relax and enjoy your guests.

What might a typical plate contain? Mine would have 2 wings, 2 shrimp, 1/4 sandwich, 2 salads and 3 blocks of cheese and fruit. I would probably go back a bit later for seconds. Added together the portions would total close to the allotted amounts per guest.

Of course everyone leaves room for dessert.

Lamingtons and cafe zinfandel

A special party deserves a special dessert.

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Lamingtons have been around for over a hundred years. It is easy to see why. Lamingtons start out as sponge cake. The cake is cut into bite-sized squares, dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.

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Many stories surround how Lamingtons were created. Most attribute the dessert’s namesake, Lord Lamington Governor of Queensland (1896-1901) with its invention. Some accounts say he was looking for a snack and took leftover dry cake, dipped it in chocolate and rolled it in coconut so it wasn’t so messy to eat. Others credit his maid with combining these ingredients to make a last minute dessert for unexpected guests.
Scotland and New Zealand also lay claims to the dessert.

There’s even a National Lamington Day celebrated in Australia on July 21st!

Don’t you agree that Lamingtons make a great conversation starter?

Why did I choose Gallo Café Zinfandel to pair with these Lamingtons? It seemed like a natural choice to me. Café Zinfandel is a light-bodied, bright red wine with raspberry and strawberry flavors. Its taste compliments the sweet raspberry jam and dark chocolate coating on this dessert.
Take a bite of Lamington then a sip of Café Zinfandel and the flavor pops! Delicious!
Learn more about Gallo Café Zinfandel and foods to pair with this exceptional wine here.

Wondering where you can buy Café Zinfandel and other fine Gallo Family Vineyards wines? Use their handy Store Locator .

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Raspberry Lamingtons


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Icing
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
    2 cups flaked coconut


  1. Beat eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla together until thick and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Heat milk to just below boiling. Remove from heat and add butter to melt. Cool slightly.
  3. Slowly incorporate cooled milk into egg mixture. Add a little at a time to prevent curdling.
  4. Sift together cake flour and baking powder. Add to mixer.
  5. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch pan. Line with parchment leaving edges up to easily lift out cake.
  6. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until cake is slightly brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake with paper intact and cool on rack.
  8. When cake is cool, slice in half and spread jam on one layer. Stack layers and cut into squares.
  9. Icing
  10. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in milk.
  11. Add cocoa and whisk to dissolve.
  12. Add powdered sugar. Heat and whisk until sugar incorporates.
  13. Assemble by dipping squares in chocolate and rolling in coconut. Drain on rack. Refrigerate to set.
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Enjoy these exciting Labor Day Food and Wine Pairings from the Sunday Supper Group!

For your Labor Day feast:

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