Eat like Hoda and KLG with these recipes for branzino fish, cinnamon rolls

Want to eat like the fourth-hour ladies when they get together with family? Try these recipes for Egyptian-style branzino fish with rice and salad from Sami Kotb, Hoda's mom, and for decadent cinnamon rolls from Sandy Epstein, Kathie Lee's sister-in-law.

Sweet treat! Try Hoda's mom's baklava

Sami's branzino with rice and salad

Ingredients

  • For the Egyptian-style branzino fish:

    • 2.5 pounds whole branzino (European sea bass, cleaned inside and out)
    • 8 cloves of garlic (minced or pressed)
    • 2 tablespoons of cumin
    • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon of thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamon
    • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Juice of 1 lemon
  • For the Egyptian salad:

    • 1 whole bunch of Italian parsley (Remove leaves; no stems)
    • 4 green onions
    • 4 small cucumbers
    • 4 roma tomatoes
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 2 carrots
  • For the salad dressing:

    • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of olive oil
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
    • Salt to taste
  • For the brown rice:

    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 cups of Basmati rice
    • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    • Salt to taste

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Sandy's cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • For the cinnamon rolls:

    • Warm water
    • 1 package Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
    • Sugar
    • Salt
    • Egg
    • Oil
    • Butter
    • Cinnamon
    • Raisins
    • Butter frosting (Recipe follows)
  • For the butter frosting:

    • About 2 cups confectioners sugar
    • 4 tablespoons softened butter (not melted, just room temperature)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • A few tablespoons of milk until icing reaches the right consistency

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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