Okeechobee boutiques carry unique items for your holiday shopping

Tammi’s Top of the Lake for the week of Dec. 6.

• Hope Chest, 217 S.W. Park St., carries Christian and children books, antique home accessories, gifts and so much more! It is a place you will want to check out. Not only will you want to look through the store, but the decor and design of the store will draw you in and make you feel at home. This wonderful store was a long time dream of the owners. They chose Okeechobee, because not only was this their home, but they love the people here. Be sure to stop in and tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-357-3010.
• Unique Boutique, 418 U.S. 70 E., is home to beautiful handmade gifts and antiques. They have a little bit if everything there. From lovely paintings to hand made quilts and jewelry to everything in between. You will find something for everyone who is on your Christmas list! They will be hosting a Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., so stop on by and see what they have to offer. Check them out on Facebook or they can be reached at 863-634-2953.
Enjoy this recipe of the week!
Cambodian Ginger Catfishfish
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1/2 pound peeled, matchstick-cut fresh ginger, 4 (4 ounce) catfish fillets, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 large yellow onion, sliced, 1/4 red bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks, 1/2 bunch green onions, cut into 1/4-inch pieces.
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ginger in the hot oil until slightly softened and brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add catfish fillets; cook until firm, about 3 minutes per side. Remove fillets from the skillet to a plate and set aside.
2. Stir fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce together in the skillet. Add onion and red bell pepper; cook and stir until softened, about 4 minutes. Return catfish fillets to the skillet and spoon sauce and vegetables over the fillets. Continue cooking until the flesh of the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3 minutes more. Garnish with green onions to serve.


Tammi Kelly

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