Brian’s Fish Tacos w/Corn Salsa & Chipotle Mayo

Fish tacos corn salsa n aioli sauce (2)Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 10- to-15 minutes


  • 4-to-6 tilapia fillets
  • A little olive or vegetable oil (just enough to coat pan)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Southwest seasoning
  • 8, 6-inch flour tortillas, heated
  • Garnishes – cilantro, lettuce, grilled corn kernels, salsa, chipotle mayo (1/2 cup mayo mixed w/little lemon juice & chipotle chili powder to taste)


  • Heat oil in medium, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Pat fish dry; season fish w/Salt & Pepper, Southwest seasoning; put in hot skillet; cook about 2-to-3 minutes per side (or until golden brown); remove from skillet.
  • Assemble tacos in following layers:
      • 1st layer – tortilla
      • 2nd layer – tilapia fillet
      • 3rd layer – garnishes

*Note: You can grill the fish, instead of fry it.

Celebrating Moms On Fox 5 DC

Home Chef Brian Reeve and Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley on Good Day DC with special guest, Chef Tee’s wife, Portia. SNP Chefs celebrated moms by making their wives favorite dishes (Mussels & Linguine and Shrimp & Grits. (Programming note – Brian’s wife wasn’t there because she was tending to her sick mom.

Brian’s Cheap Lobster Roll

S n p logoServes 4
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 1 lb. imitation lobster meat (can substitute crab)
  • Mayonnaise to taste (can substitute yogurt)
  • ¼ cup green onions, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • ½ stick butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsps. cilantro, chopped
  • Garnishes — lettuce, sliced tomatoes


  1. In medium bowl, add meat; use fork to loosen meat until it’s flaky.
  2. Add just enough mayo to hold meat together.
  3. Add onions, garlic powder, Salt & Pepper, onions, celery, cilantro; fold together ingredients until just combined; cover; refrigerate.
  4. Butter insides of buns; toast in broiler or toaster oven until golden brown (can also grill).
  5. Spoon meat mixture into buns; top w/lettuce, tomatoes.
  6. Serve w/chips or fries.

Super Bowl Grub On Fox 5

Home Chef Brian Reeve and Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley share sports foods that celebrated the 2017 Super Bowl teams (Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots).  On the menu: Peach Glazed Buffalo Wings and Cheap Lobster Roll.

Chef Tee’s Baked Salmon with Spinach Stuffing


  • 1 (5-to-7 lbs.) salmon, with or without head and tail, boned, butterflied (ask seafood / fishmonger butterfly fish for you)
  • 2 Tbps. butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 cups bread, cubed (preferably dried)
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup chicken broth (can substitute stock)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In small sauté pan, add onion, celery, butter; cook over medium-high heat until soft; set aside.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, add sautéed onion /celery, spinach, bread cubes, parsley, egg, broth, Salt & Pepper; mix well, refrigerate.
  4. On flat surface, season butterflied salmon with Salt & Pepper.  Spoon spinach stuffing onto seasoned fish, leaving 1-inch border around edges.  Gently roll up salmon; tie with cooking twine to secure.
  5. Transfer stuffed salmon onto oiled baking sheet.  Brush top, sides of salmon with oil; season with Salt & Pepper.
  6. Bake uncovered about 20-30 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.
  7. Rest fish for 5 minutes; remove, discard twine; serve.

Chef Tee’s Coconut Rice

S n p logoServes 4-to-6
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups jasmine rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (optional)
  • ¾ (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsps. white sugar


  1. In medium saucepan, bring rice, water, chicken bouillon cube, 1 Tbsp. butter (optional) to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover; simmer until liquid has been absorbed (about 20 minutes).
  3. Pour in coconut milk, 2 Tbsps. sugar.
  4. Stir, simmer uncovered until rice has absorbed most of coconut milk.
  5. Serve w/Chef Tee’s Mahi Mahi & Mango Salsa.

Chef Tee’s Mahi Mahi w/Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa

S n p logoServes 2 to 4
Prep time: 1 hour and 15 minutes; cooking time: 10-to-15 minutes


  • 2 Tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsps. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2 Tbsps. green onion, chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 (4 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • Coconut rice
  • Mango Salsa
  • Optional garnishes — avocado slices, cilantro


  1. In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper, ginger, green onion, salt.  Add fish; toss to evenly coat fillets w/oil mixture.  Cover bowl w/plastic wrap; marinate in frig for 1 hour.
  2. Set oven rack in middle of oven; preheat oven broiler.
  3. While rice cooks, remove fish from marinade; shake off excess marinade. Discard remaining marinade.
  4. Place fish in large baking dish, in a single layer.  Broil in preheated oven until fish flakes easily w/fork (about 10-to-15 minutes).  (If fish browns too quickly, cover baking dish w/aluminum foil.
  5. Serve by placing a mahi mahi fillet over a scoop of hot rice; top w/mango salsa, optional garnishes.

*Note: Try grilling mahi mahi on a hot, seasoned grill instead of broiling it.




Chef Tee’s Holiday Catfish

Serves 2 to 4catfish cooking
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes


  • 1 lb. catfish fillets
  • Favorite seafood spice rub
  • 2 Tbsps. canola or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsps. butter (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Season catfish with spice rub.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add catfish; cook until done (about 2-to-3 minutes per side; fish is done when flakes apart easily w/fork).
  3. Add sherry to deglaze pan.
  4. Add lemon juice.
  5. Add parsley, butter; carefully stir until butter melts.
  6. Season to taste with salt.


Chef Tee’s Fish and Grits served w/Wilted Spinach & Orange Caper Remoulade

Serves 6 to 8S n p logo
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes; cooking time: about 30 minutes
  • ½ gallon vegetable oil
  • 8 Tilapia fillets (can substitute your favorite bone-style fish; I leave the head on, but fillets are fine)
  • Morton® Seasoned Salt
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup white all purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • Old Fashioned Grits (follow directions on box, but don’t use all water; make sure 1/3 of liquid that instructions call for, is milk)
  • Orange Caper Remoulade (1 cup of store-bought remoulade mixed w/1 tsp. orange zest, 1 Tbsp. capers)
  • 4-to-6 cups of spinach, sauteed briefly until wilted; Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish—chopped cucumbers, tomatoes mixed w/a little apple cider vinegar; Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Preheat oil to 350°F on top of stove in heavy-gauge pot for frying (make sure pot is large enough, so oil is at least 3 inches from top of pot).  Use candy thermometer or high temperature cooking thermometer to maintain temperature.
  • In large bowl or shallow dish, mix cornmeal, flour and starch; set a side.
  • Season fish w/salt; dredge seasoned fish in flour mixture.
  • Carefully lower fish into heated oil, one piece at a time, so don’t overcrowd pot.
  • Cook until fish floats and is GBD (golden brown and delicious).
  • Remove fish from fryer; drain on paper towel.
  • Layer ingredients in following order:
1st layer — bed of grits (about 1/2 cup)
2nd layer — bed of spinach (about a few Tbsps.)
3rd layer — 1 Tbsp. orange remoulade
4th layer — 1 or 2 fillets
5th layer — optional garnishes
  • Repeat layers for rest of ingredients.

Chef Tee’s No Bread Crumb Crab Cakes

T crabServes 2 to 4
Prep time: 15-to-20 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-7 minutes


  • 1 lb. jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsps. green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (or just enough to bind ingredients)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 6 spring roll skins or egg roll wrappers


    1. Use paper towel to dry crabmeat carefully; do not break up crabmeat lumps.
    2. In large bowl, add crabmeat, mayonnaise, parsley, onion, Salt & Pepper.
    3. Fold crab mixture with a rubber spatula to combine; do not over mix, so lumps stay in tact.
    4. Line coffee cup with one spring roll skin; fill cup ½ way up with crab mixture.
    5. Fold corners of spring roll skin over, so they enclose crab mixture.
    6. Invert coffee cup on palm of your hand; crab cake should release from the cup; then place crab cake (sealed side down) onto non-stick cookie sheet.
    7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to finish crab cakes, then refrigerate them for 30-to-40 minutes.
    8. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    9. Take crab cakes out of refrigerator; spray non-stick cooking spray on top of them, then bake for 5-to-7 minutes or until GB&D (golden brown and delicious).

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