Chef Nino Cooks Cajun Seared Fish and Fresh Kale Salad

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Cajun Seared Fish Filets



2 fish  filets (or your favorite fish)

2 tablespoons Chef Nino’s Adrenaline Seasoning Spice Blend

½ stick butter divided into two (2 tablespoons Brummel and Brown Spread can be substituted for ½ the fat and calories!)


Sprinkle Chef Nino’s Adrenaline Seasoning Spice on both sides of fish filets. In a large sauté pan bring 2 tablespoons butter  to a simmer. Place filets into skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until just starting to brown. Flip  filets and cook for another 2-3 minutes until desired doneness is achieved. With heat off, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and let melt slowly swirling pan from side to side.

Fresh Kale Salad


  • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped (or whole golden raisins or currants)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (can substitute slivered almonds, or walnuts)
  • 1 pound fresh kale (also called Tuscan Kale), about 2-3 bunches, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1 Heat a small skilled on medium high heat. Spread the pine nuts in an even layer on the bottom of the pan, cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, then cool.

2 Use a sharp knife to cut out the tough rib of each kale leaf, and discard. Slice the leaves crosswise into thin, 1/4 inch wide, slices.Place the kale slices into a large bowl.

3 In a smaller bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Toss the kale together with the toasted pine nuts, the dried cranberries, and the dressing, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese.