Today Amazon is donating 10x the usual amount to charities through their Smile Program!
If you’ve been thinking about picking up any of my novels, cookbooks, story-story collections, or my new Chicken Soup anthology for yourself or others, today’s the day!
1) Go to: https://smile.amazon.com/
2) Log into your Amazon account
3) Click the “Supporting” arrow, and choose “MY KITCHEN Outreach Program”
4) Then, in the search box, type “Perry P. Perkins”
5) Order any of the books that catch your eye!
Simple, no extra cost to you, and our outreach gets TEN TIMES the regular donation from Amazon!
PLUS…I will donate 100% of any sales earned today to MK as well!
How’s THAT for a Win-Win?
Thank for for helping us help at-risk and special-needs kids!
~ Chef Perry
PS – This counts for ANY purchases you make from Amazon after Step #3
Blackened Tilapia Sandwich with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise & Simple Tangy Coleslaw
Blackened Tilapia Sandwich
2 tbsp. sweet paprika 1 tbsp. ground thyme
1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
2 (6-oz. ea.) tilapia fillets 1 tbsp. olive oil
2 Kaiser buns 1/4 cup mango salsa
2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 sprig cilantro
Mise en Place:
In a shallow dish, combine paprika, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & red pepper. Remove skin & pit from avocado and slice the flesh. Chop the cilantro. Make the Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise: Juice the lime. In a small bowl combine, mayonnaise, cilantro, and lime juice. Cover and chill. Butter & toast the buns.
Brush fish with oil, and sprinkle with seasoningmixture.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook fish, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Spread Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise on the cut side of buns. Place blackened fish on bottom half of bun, add slices of avocado, top with mangosalsa, and cover with top half of bun.
Simple Tangy Coleslaw
1/2 lb. green cabbage
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
Heat vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved, allow to cool.
Toss dressing with cabbage, sprinkle with toasted sesameseeds, and serve immediately.
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Did you know…that every one of our students receive, as their graduation gift, their own free copy of the MY KITCHEN Cookbook, which contains all of the lessons and recipes they’ve learned over the last four weeks, as well as many more using the same basic techniques.
Speaking of which…
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100% of sales goes to support MY KITCHEN classes, and for each copy you buy, you’re providing two free copies for future students!
Pick up your copies (they make great Christmas presents for kids, teens, or anyone who wants to learn their way around the kitchen) at our secure sales page.
As a follow up to last week’s recipe, “Easy Skillet Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce“, I’ve continued my ground lamb experiments, and may have found a recipe that’s even easier, and that I like even better!
This one has a slightly lighter bread-to-filling ratio, using Mexican style gorditas* as opposed to the thicker traditional flat bread.
The ground lamb is prepared more simply, more like the “American-style” ground beef taco filling, but with that amazing gyro flavor.
Here you go…
Chef Perry MY KITCHEN Outreach Program www.joinmykitchen.com
*A gordita (“chubby” in Spanish) is typically a thick tortilla, baked on a comal. Gorditas de migas, one of my top five favorite foods, is a version in which fried pork is mixed with the dough. BTW – what Taco Bell offers as a “gordita” is more akin to a flatbread than any type of tortilla. Making it, ironically, more of a “Greek Taco”. 😉
“One in 5” refers to the current US statistics that nearly 16 million children (1 in five kids) live in a “food-insecure” household. This means they lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis and struggle with hunger at some time during the year as a result.
This campaign is specifically to raise funds for the purchase and maintenance of a professional food truck to expand our current abilities to feed kids, and volunteer in local summer meal programs for children who are out of school, and unable to get at least one meal a day there.