Cooking My Weekend Catch: Bang Bang King Fish With Fried Rice

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Spending time exploring the outdoors is my passion. Among my outdoor adventures, fishing offshore from my kayak has become my favorite. Something about being one with the ocean that makes me feel great. Best of all, I get to eat fresh fish that I catch myself. As a parent of two and working full time, balancing time to do everything I love is a challenge. Fast and easy to prepare meals are usually at the top of my agenda. Finding ways to simplify meals while not compromising on taste is ideal.


This weekend I went offshore for some pre-fishing for an upcoming kayak fishing tournament I will participate in. I was actually preparing meals in my head with the fish I had yet to catch. The winner was Bang Bang Kingfish and I was fortunate enough to catch one. Everyone knows a good meal is not complete without a great side dish. I had been craving home made fried rice so when I got home I ran off to pick up the ingredients.

I love easy so I found a great rice option with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. I have never cooked rice faster than Minute Ready to Serve. The name says it all, I literally just had to peel off the film and heat the single serve cup for 60 seconds in the microwave. The beauty of Minute Ready to Serve Rice is that it comes in single serving cups that allow you to control the portions of your meal as well as measure a meal for your family. This is perfect for my life on the go. I now know I can carry one with me and just heat for 60 seconds when hunger kicks in. It will also work great on my family camping or hiking trips. The variety in flavors are also versatile options for any meal of the day including mid-day snacks.

To compliment the Bang Bang Kingfish I prepared I used 6 cups of Minute rice to create a delicious Fried Rice. 6 cups was plenty for dinner for my family of 4 and giving mom and dad enough to pack for the next days lunch, score!

Fried Rice Ingredients


Fried Rice


  • 6 cups of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 3 large eggs – scrambled
  • 1 cup of peas & carrots
  • 1/2 cup of diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons of butter &1 teaspoon of minced garlic (melted)
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce



  1. Begin by placing the peas and carrots, diced onions and scrambled eggs into a wok at medium heat.
  2. Next, pour the rice into the wok and mix the ingredients.
  3. Follow by pouring both the soy sauce and butter/garlic into the rice and thoroughly mix until you no longer see white rice.
  4. After a few minutes of stirring at medium heat your rice will be ready to serve and enjoy with your meal.

Fried Rice


Bang Bang Kingfish


  • 1 pound of cubed kingfish meat
  • 2 large eggs
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Seasoned bread crumbs

Kingfish breading ingredients



  • 1/2 cup of Mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Siracha
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey

Deep Frying Kingfish

Kingfish Directions

  1. Mix eggs into a bowl then fully submerged the cubed meat.
  2. Roll the meat into the bread crumb mix until fully covered.
  3. Once all the meat has been breaded proceed to fry. You can do this in a pan or a deep fryer.
  4. Preheat oil in a high heat.
  5. Carefully place the fish into the fryer for a couple minutes or until golden brown.

Bang bang sauce Directions

  1. Thoroughly mix the 4 sauce ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Drizzle the sauce on the fish after serving on a plate.

You now have a great dinner ready for your family to enjoy. Serve your portions of fried rice, deep fried Kingfish and drizzle the delicious Bang Bang sauce. I promise you, your taste buds are in for a treat, bon appétit!

Minute Rice - In-store photo - Walmart

I found the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice in the rice aisle at my local Walmart. They come in many flavor options including Whole Grain Brown Rice, Brown & Wild Rice, Multi-Grain Medley, Rice Brown & Quinoa, Basmati Rice, Jasmine Rice, White Rice. Plenty of flavors to inspire new dinner creations!

Pick up a few on your next trip to your local grocery retailer and create a great tasting, fast and simple dinner for your family.

If you need help with recipe ideas, has hundreds of mouthwatering recipes.







Celebrate National S’mores Day With Bernzomatic Campsite Torch


Happy National S’mores Day 2016 everyone! Each year National S’mores Day is observed on August 10. In celebration of this day the kids and I will be roasting delicious marshmallows.

Bernzomatic Campfire Torch

This year I have a game changer for marshmallow roasting. I will be using my new Bernzomatic Campsite Torch to quickly and efficiently roast our marshmallows. Although I have a firepit in the backyard, lighting up a fire is not an option due to Hurricane Season in the beautiful South Florida. The rain won’t stop my celebration though.

Campsite Torch

First and foremost, remember to be safe when working with fire. Be sure to use gloves and eye protection. The Campsite Torch is easy to use, simply screw it on to a portable gas can, turn the gas nozzle to the on position and click to spark the flame. The torch is a great multi-purpose igniter that works great for lighting campfires, grills and of course roasting marshmallows to perfection.

Do you have a unique recipe you will try this National S’mores Day? Feel free to share via comments below.

Check out a Gormet S’mores recipe shared by Bernzomatic.

S'mores and Bacon Pancakes

8 SERVINGS Chef Cory Morris, Rural Society at the Loews Chicago Hotel
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 large grade “A” eggs, well beaten
2 cups whole milk 
1 tsp. powdered ginger 
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter  
2 tsp. cocoa powder

16 pieces of cooked bacon
1 bag of mini marshmallows
16 oz. of chocolate sauce  
½ cup powdered sugar

Bernzomatic WT2301C Campfire Torch
Bernzomatic 16 oz. Propane Camping Gas Cylinder
Standard campfire stove or open campfire with grill grate
Fork or whisk
Metal spatula
Cast iron skillet or large sauté pan
Safety glasses and gloves

Directions: Preheat griddle over gas camping stove using Bernzomatic 16 oz. Propane Camping Gas Cylinder (medium heat) or over an open fire. Combine dry ingredients (flour, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt) until evenly distributed. Whisk in milk, egg and butter. Spray the cooking surface with pan spray, then place two pieces of bacon on the skillet and spoon pancake batter over them. Let the pancakes cook until the edges are golden brown. Flip the pancakes and finish cooking (1-2 minutes). Remove from the skillet and top the pancakes with mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and a dusting of powdered sugar. (PRO TIP – use the Bernzomatic WT2301C Campfire Torch to lightly torch the mini marshmallows to a golden brown before adding chocolate sauce and sugar.)  




Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ Pro Compact System


Are you a fan of smoothies and healthy drinks? The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Pro Compact is an excellent choice for on the go drinks. Instead of boring protein powders with water or milk I now throw in some fruits and veggies and blend up great tasting drinks. Ninja even has a huge list of drink recipes to help expand your taste pallet. Below are a few of my favorite recipes from Ninja.

Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ Pro Compact System
Nutrient & vitamin extraction AND high performance all in one machine
•Next generation Auto-IQ™ Smooth Boost™ Technology that takes drink customization to a whole new level
•Features 1200-watt motor base
•Includes two 24-ounce Nutri Ninja Tritan Cups with two Sip & Seal Lids, 24-ounce stainless steel Nutri Ninja Cup, 40-ounce blend & prep bowl with dough/chopping blade, 48-ounce XL multi-serve Nutri Ninja, and 30 recipe inspiration guide
•Additional attachment available is the first-ever coffee & spice grinder blender attachment


3-2-1 Immune Boost

A delightful way to build your good health!

3 tangerines, peeled, 2 kiwis, peeled and halved, 1 grapefruit, peeled and halved, 1 tablespoon dried goji berries, 1 cup water, 1 cup ice cubes

1. Place the Top Blades in the Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in the order listed.* 2. Select Speed 1 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 8 and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving: Calories 133; Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 5mg; Carbohydrate 33g; Fiber 5g; Protein 2g

Antioxidant Refresherhero-recipe-antioxidant-refresher

You won’t taste the cabbage in this refreshing antioxidant-rich smoothie.

1/4 cup red cabbage, 1 stalk celery, halved, 1 apple, halved, 3/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup watermelon, 2 cups ice

1. Place the Top Blades in the Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in the order listed.* 2. PULSE 3 times. Select Speed 10 and flip the switch to START. Blend for 45 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving: Calories 115; Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 27mg; Carbohydrate 33g; Fiber 6g; Protein 2g

Banana Coconut Energizer

This delicious smoothie could actually be considered a dessert!

1/2 cup fresh or frozen shredded coconut 1 frozen banana, peeled, cut in half 1 oz. dark chocolate 2 pitted dates 1 cup low-fat milk 2-3 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the Nutri Ninja® Cup. Press the Single Serve button and hold until smooth. Remove the blades from the cup after blending. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts
Per serving: 65 cal; 1g fat; 2mg chol; 38mg sodium; 12g carb; 3g fiber; 3g protein


Hope you enjoyed these recipes as much as I have. Feel free to share your unique creations via comments. Be sure to check Ninja out on their webpage as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Disclosure: The product was provided to theoutdoorboys. All opinions and comments stated are my own. All photos posted are taken by and property of The Outdoor Boys.

#ad – Easy To Prepare Bacon Avocado Cheese Burger

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Finding time at the end of my day to prepare dinner after work, school, kids, homework, etc. seems difficult nowadays. Finding something that is easy to prepare that can also be made fun and tasty is key. One of my favorite forms of cooking is grilling of course. On the weekends I relax near the pool and the grill. I don’t have that luxury during the week.


I recently found an excellent grilling alternative while shopping at my local Publix Supermarket. As I walked through the freezer section near the meats I found Ball Park® Flame Grilled Patties. They were perfect! Easy to prepare burger patties that are fully-cooked and ready to eat straight from the microwave. The patties have a delicious, juicy, flame-grilled taste but don’t require grilling. I call that a score any day! The best part they are available in 7 different varieties that are sure to hit it out of the Ball Park at your home!


When I saw these I wanted to add some fun in the mix by making my own avocado spread. I decided to create a bacon avocado with pepper jack cheese burger. As a man who is a grilling fanatic I love to make my own creations. The more farfetched it might seem the better. In this case I put together a combination of flavors that I knew would taste great.


Looking to make a similar creation? Follow the easy recipe below and build your own Bacon Avocado Pepper jack Cheese Burger.


Avocado Spread


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cut lime
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper


  1. Start by cutting the avocado in quarters.
  2. Cut the tomato into quarters as well.
  3. Place the avocado and tomato in a food processor.
  4. Add the salt ,pepper, cilantro and squeeze the lime into the mix.
  5. Process the ingredients until pasty.
    ***Substitute the processor by finely dicing and hand mixing the ingredients.***
  6. Microwave your Ball Park® patty.
  7. Toss on a bun, include toppings and avocado spread and enjoy!


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Be sure to drop by your local Publix and search the frozen aisle for your favorite variety of Ball Park®Flame Grilled Patties. Be on the lookout for the new Hickory Smoked Bacon & White Cheddar Chicken Patties

Ready to create your own creative twist? Share your creation on the comments below.




Double Your Dinner With Effortless Meals: Chicken Empanada Recipe

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Life on the go is business as usual for a busy parent. Over time I’ve learned tricks to help me ensure my family eats well along with getting things done. As a father of second grader, preschooler as well as full time employee my day is full of car rides and errands. My family doesn’t usually have a lot of time to prepare extensive meals so we are huge fans of effortless meals. We often find ways to make secondary meals or snacks out of leftovers.


I’ve become quite fond of the Marketside rotisserie chickens, pizza and sandwiches from Walmart. They are convenient to purchase with healthy, fresh options for dinner time. You can find rotisserie chicken, side and Coke as a part of the Effortless Meals bundle/package. I’m also able to recreate family favorite meals and snacks for the kids. The best part of picking up a Marketside rotisserie chicken is that they are fully cooked as well as tasty, all I have to do is pick up a side along with my favorite Coke products for drinks and dinner is served.
Anytime we feast on a rotisserie chicken from the marketside, we make sure to leave some on the side for empanadas the next day. They are simple to make and take almost no time to prepare. We simply shred any leftover chicken, insert into empanada disk with cheese or side ingredients as desired and drop in the fryer after sealing.
How to Prepare Effortless Meals using Marketside Rotisserie Chicken:
Chicken Empanadas Recipe 
  • Marketside rotisserie chicken – shredded
  • Empanada or pastry discs
  • Cheese (variety of choice)


  1. Thaw out frozen empanada disk
  2. Add cheese of choice
  3. Add in the shredded chicken
  4. Fold the disc in half
  5. Seal the edges with a fork
  6. deep fry in oil pan until light brown


I conveniently shop for Marketside goods at my local Walmart. Drop by your local Walmart today and look for the Effortless Meals signs near the deli. today for a quick easy fully cooked meal.


Do you have creative “quick” recipe that you would create using effortless meals from the Marketside at Walmart? I’d love to hear your ideas…. please share via comments.



Fire Up The Summer With Churrasco Habanero Chimichurri

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El-Yucateco-Hero-webAs summer approaches and the temperature rises all I can think of is firing up the grill. Grilling is a staple of every summer. When I was younger living in New York, the only time we were able to grill was during the summer months. Week after week we would gather our family and friends and cook up good food. Now as a Floridian grilling is a part of my lifestyle. You wont normally find me in front of the stove, but you are guaranteed to find me near the grill.


I like to keep things fresh and new so I’m always on the hunt for new recipes and twist to original recipes. Every great recipe started with a little bit of experimenting. As my wife would tell you, I love all things steak and chimichurri is a must for me! I also like some heat, not too much, but just the right amount. I’ve grown quite fond of the hot sauces from El Yucateco. They have El Yucateco Red Hot Sauce, El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce and El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). Each bottle has its own unique blend of ingredients to make them tastefully distinct.

The Red Hot Sauce is made from red habanero peppers, tomato and other spices. The Green Hot Sauce is made from green habanero peppers with garlic and spices. The XXX Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) is my favorite and the most unique. It is a rescued recipe from the Mayan vault which uses the ripest habaneros to give the sauce a rustic and earthly flavor. Although it is the hottest sauce from the lineup in my opinion the rustic flavor takes your mind off the heat. I favor the XXX sauce on most of my creations.

Inspired by the summer heat, I prepared a delicious Churrasco with Habanero Chimichurri along with sweet and spicy corn on the cob for the family. The meat was seasoned with mojo and the habanero chimichurri along with a generous amount of Green Sauce. The sweet and spicy corn was smothered in a mixture of 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik), 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of honey for a tasty sweet heat.


Habanero Chimichurri


  • 2 cups of fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups of fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup of fresh oregano
  • of red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of XXX Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon of Green Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the cilantro, parsley and oregano into the food processor.
  2. Mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, sauces, salt & pepper in small bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture into the food processor and chop it up finely.
  4. Pour the completed batch into a serving container and enjoy!


  1. Pre-heat the grill on high until about 350 degrees.
  2. Place churrasco steaks on grill.
  3. Smother a layer of chimichurri on the meat.
  4. Cook each side for about 5 minutes for a medium well finish. 7-10 minutes for well done.
  5. Remove the meat from grill and let it sit for 5 minutes before cutting for juices to settle in the meat.
  6. Slice the meat and garnish it with delicious habanero chimichurri and enjoy!_____________________________________________________________


Anytime I am by the grill it somehow turns into a family pool party. My family enjoys water sports of all kinds. Even when we’re not in the ocean we still put the kayaks in the pool for fun. After a day of swimming and yard fun my family gathers at the dinner table to enjoy my grilling creations.


If you’re looking to recreate these yummy recipes drop by your local Publix store like I did and find the El Yucateco sauces. They are conveniently found at the ethnic foods aisle.


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El Yucateco Grilling

I hope you enjoyed reading about my delicious creations! I’d love to hear about the unique recipe you create. Please share via comments.




Spice Up Your Meals With El Yucateco Habanero Hot Sauces

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As an outdoor person I’m always on the go from adventure to adventure. Looking for quick and easy meals are on the top of my cooking list. One of my favorite “to go” meals that I prepare with ease is home made chili. Instead of using the tradition spices I use El Yucateco Habanero hot sauces. They give my meals a perfect spice with plenty of flavor. They are excellent for enhancing the flavor of any dish.


My personal favorite chili recipe consist of a 1:1 part ground beef and Italian sausages. This is my own variation of the tradition cooking ingredients. I try not to season the meat too much as its cooking. This allows me to have more options when its time to eat. I can easily grab any one of my favorite hot sauces and customize the flavor of each bowl to my liking.


I use my trusty timed crock pot to cook my easy to prepare meals. It allows me to control how long it cooks for without the need for constant monitoring. For my chili I added a tea spoon of both the red and green El Yucateco sauces as the base heat. After all  what’s chili without a little heat right?. Once all the ingredients have been put together in the pot I simply close the lid and let it cook for 6 hours while i’m away from home.


Once complete you can add hot sauce to your liking as well as garnish it with your favorite toppings. My personal favorite is the Black Label Reserve sauce. It is rich in flavor and not shy on the heat. The scent is very mild and sweet contrary to what you would imagine a hot sauce would smell like. The initial taste is a savory sweet smoky flavor with an instant punch of spice. The Black Label Reserve has the perfect mix of sweet and spicy for a moderate sweet heat.


The bold new flavor of Black Label Reserve hot sauce is sure to add an explosion of flavor to your next meal. Your taste buds will beg you for more!

I purchased El Yucateco hot sauces at Wal-Mart, they can also be found at your local Publix. The Black Label Reserve sauce is exclusively found at Wal-Mart. Are you looking for creative ideas for recipes? Find some inspiration from El Yucateco Recipes and Padilla Group Recipes.


Get your #SauceOn with the tasty lineup of hot sauces. For more information visit El Yucateco on the web.

El Yucateco Black Label Reserve
El Yucateco Green Habanero
El Yucateco Red Habanero
El Yucateco XXXtra Hot





Captain Morgan Commemorative Blend 1671

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Captain Morgan recently released a Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum labeled 1671. This blend is offered on a limited time basis celebrating the legacy of its brand. 1671 is made from fine St. Croix rum instilled with unique spices to set it apart from the already great tasting collection of Captain Morgan. It uses distinct spices including chocolate, dark fruits and hints of vanilla. It is finished in Spanish Oak to further its authenticity.

If you’re a spirits enthusiast or an alcohol connoisseur, you will appreciate and love the taste of 1671. It has a dark exotic taste with hints of the dark fruits and chocolate it is infused with. The drink is very smooth with a delicious after taste. This is the type of drink best enjoyed on the rocks so you can indulge yourself in the great taste.


I received this bottle just before my 31st birthday celebration and it was a hit at my party. The bottle was first opened for a toast, then we sipped it for the rest of the night. If you’re looking for the perfect bottle to set the tone for your celebration, pick up a bottle of 1671, your guest will thank you for it!


For more information on Captain Morgan visit Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As always, remember to drink responsibly!




Xyience Pre-Workout Booster & Xenergy Drink – REVIEW

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Energy drinks have become a popular drinking choice for athletes as well as regular people looking for a boost of energy. A consideration for choosing the right drink for you are things like the amount of caffeine, sugar, calories or carbonation.

I have tested many different types of energy drinks that didn’t quite meet my expectations. I usually try to stay away from highly caffeinated or high sugar products. Mainly because I don’t want to feel jittery then crash once the effects wear off.

I tried Xenergy by Xyience and I am quite content. These energy drinks are sugar free, calorie free and you have a choice of caffeine or no caffeine. The drinks are also fortified with vitamins and minerals and use all-natural flavors. With many flavors to choose from as well as carbonated or none carbonated, Xyience has hit a home run!


I use energy drinks to give me the added boost I need for baseball, working out and kayaking as well. With Xenergy I don’t have to worry about counting calories or bouncing off the walls. You will be pleasantly surprised at the tasty flavor selection available.

Flavors Available:

  1. Lemonande
  2. Frostberry Blast
  3. Mango Guava
  4. Tangerine
  5. Grape
  6. Cran Razz
  7. Blu Pomegranate
  8. Melon Mayhem
  9. Rasberry Acai Tea
  10. Fruit Punch
  11. Cherry Lime

Pre-Workout Booster
If you’re into fitness and working out, using a booster can enhance your workout experience. Xyience also has a great Pre-workout Booster that can help take your workouts to the next level. The booster can assist with Muscular Endurance, Muscle Pumps, Muscle Strength and Recovery.

Pre-Workout Booster has the capability to support and enhance muscle strength. Give you mental focus and energy without jitters or anxiety. Enhance endurance and reduce fatigue and soreness. The booster is designed for athletes of all levels and contains no banned substances.

For more information on these products as well as other Xyience  supplements visit Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.