Showing posts with label shrimp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shrimp. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sensational Shrimp Scampi

Are you a shrimp lover?
 Me too!
 Do you like yours boiled, grilled, sauteed, or fried?
Me too!
The beauty of shrimp is that it is so versatile.
 It can be used as an appetizer, a soup or salad,
a side dish, or an entree, and there are just so many ways to prepare it.
So a few days ago I decided to go scampi style and it was incredible!
I received some packs of spices from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends to try out, and the
Shrimp Scampi blend had a recipe on the back that turned out to be a definite winner!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Creamy Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are delicious. They are the perfect appetizer. You can keep them hot on the stove, or warm in the oven until you are ready to serve. They look and taste fancy, but they are really easy to make.

Creamy Stuffed Mushrooms
1/2 pound Button Mushroom (about 7)
3 oz Cream Cheese softened
2 tablespoons Chopped Onions
3 Pieces of Shrimp
1/2 cup Heaping Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 stalk Green Onion
 Peel the shrimp.
Cut out the back vein.
You don't have to do this. I just prefer to.

Get the shrimp cooking in a pan with about 2 teaspoons
of butter. Cook it on medium high until pink, and a
little crispy.
While the shrimp is cooking, rinse the mushrooms,
and remove the stems.
Let the shrimp continue to cook.
Dry the mushrooms.
When your shrimp are cooked, let them cool.
While the shrimp are cooling, melt about 2 tablespoons
of butter in a pan, and start the mushrooms cooking
on medium.
Put a cover on the pan.
While the mushrooms are cooking, chop the shrimp
into bite size pieces.
Combine the cream cheese, onion, shrimp,
and cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly.
Check your mushrooms, and flip them over. They
should look brown like this.
Cover the pan again.
Open the pan and check the mushroom. Flip them over.
They should look like this. Cover with a pan again,
but only for a few minutes.
This is not a very good picture, but the mushroom should
fill up with water. When they do, dump it into the pan.
Fill the mushrooms with the stuffing.
Cover the pan for a few minutes, until the stuffing
becomes warm to the touch.
Chop up some of the green onion. Start at the nice part
of the green end.
Sprinkle the tops with green onion pieces.

Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me!

Come back later today when we
make our
Blue Cheese Caesar Salad!

See you then!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Appetizer-Garlic Shrimp!

This weeks appetizer is a favorite. It's simple, fast, and always has a great presentation. One other thing about it- It can be served with fancy meals, casual suppers, or party buffets. It's versatile and delicious, hot or cold!
Olive Oil
Lemon
Butter
1 tbsp. Fresh flat leaf Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Dried Tomato Halves
1 Garlic Clove
4 pieces uncooked Jumbo Shrimp
Crusty French Bread 
If your shrimp is frozen, run it under cold water for
about 5-7 minutes. It will thaw.
These shrimp have shells.
Pull the shells off of the shrimp. Leave the tails on. 
You can leave the tails on by leaving the shell of the tail, plus
the nest section on the shrimp while they are cooked.
This is simply done for presentation.
Chop the one clove of garlic.
Take 1 half of a dried tomato. Put the half in a bowl 
and pour boiling water over it. Let it sit to rehydrate
for about 2 minutes. Drain the water.
Finely chop the rehydrated tomato.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of butter.
After the butter is melted, Add the chopped garlic and 
the chopped tomato. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes until
the garlic and chopped tomato are soft.
Add the shrimp to your pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Don't cook any longer. If cooked too long, shrimp 
becomes tough tasting. Sprinkle the chopped parsley
onto the shrimp. Season with salt & pepper.
Plate the shrimp and garnish with lettuce,
lemon wedges, and bread slices.
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today!
Let me know how you like your shrimp!!

Tomorrow we will be preparing fruit bites for
the salad portion of our meal. Fruit is so tasty right
now, it's sure to be delicious!

See you then!

See you tomorrow

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The "All American Meal" Salad-Ceviche

This weeks salad is Ceviche. I picked this recipe because many moons ago, my husband and I used to live in a small Florida town called Fernandina Beach. Fernandina is a beautiful little shrimping town on Amelia Island.  Shrimpers would go out early in the morning and sometimes in the evening, and they would bring their catch to a small dockside stand where I would go and buy shrimp from them. I couldn't get any fresher shrimp unless I was on the boat. (They wouldn't let me.) Although I know this goes on in different little seaside towns all across our country, for a girl who grew up in a small country town in the midwest, this was an experience I will always treasure.
So, when I think Florida, I think shrimp.
Let's make Ceviche.

2 Roma Tomatoes
Fresh Cilantro
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 cup chopped Red Onion
1 chopped Celery Stalk
1 chopped Avocado
1 diced Serrano Pepper
Hot Sauce
3 fresh Lemons
4 fresh Limes
1 pound of raw, peeled, tailed off, medium Shrimp
Nacho Chips
Ritz Crackers
Fill a pan with water. Add Old Bay Seasoning, and 
bring the water to a boil.
When the water starts to boil, add the shrimp.
Cook for about 3 minutes, then drain.
As soon as you drain the shrimp, pour the shrimp into 
a water bath. Make the water bath ahead of time by 
pouring ice into a bowl and the filling it with water. This 
will stop the shrimp from cooking almost immediately.
Cut up your lemons and limes. Squeeze the juice into a bowl .
 Chop up the shrimp into bite size pieces. Put the shrimp into
the bowl of juice, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Dice the tomatoes, chop the onion, and serrano pepper.
Drain the juice from the shrimp.
Put everything into the bowl with the shrimp, except for
the avocado.
Mix it all together. Sprinkle with hot sauce.
Serve the ceviche on a plate of lettuce with a few chips
or some crackers. Add the avocado.
Enjoy!!


Thanks for joining me today!

Tomorrow we will be creating our burger & dog bar.
Hope to see you then!