recipe: grilled shrimp stuffed mushrooms

sometimes it helps to have some kind criteria to decide what to make for dinner. so if we have guests, i try to think what that person would like to eat. on deck tonight is mushroom and shrimp. Continue reading “recipe: grilled shrimp stuffed mushrooms”

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recipe: spaghetti with broccoli and shrimp in butter

since the little one can’t have garlic, m & i don’t keep fresh garlic in the house anymore. common foods,  including tomato sauce and snacks, that often include garlic we try to keep sealed or don’t eat when k is around.

so i wanted to have a quick meal the other day and was going to just have some pasta and tomato sauce. i ran out of tomato sauce and didn’t have any garlic. i was baffled for a little while. then i realized what would be the most basic sauce: butter! so, i just boiled some pasta, steamed some broccoli and shrimp, then added a pat of butter and tossed it. yum!

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tomato, corn, avocado and crab salad

recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

since i had some extra crab from the avocado crab salsa, i looked for another recipe to try and found this one online. it looked so good that i had to try it! i wanted to share it with k so instead … Continue reading recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

recipe: avocado crab salsa

quinoa enchilada casserole with avocado crab salsai had a big ripe avocado so i wanted to use it before it goes bad. then m picked up some lump crab meat so i looked for a recipe that had both and this was it!

since it’s just a salsa, i used it as a topping for the quinoa enchilada casserole i made as the main course for dinner. the two dishes worked so well together … it was MFEO! Continue reading “recipe: avocado crab salsa”

recipe: yang zhou fried rice

yang zhou fried ricewhen i was prepping a little cooking project for k’s country study, i did some research about the history of fried rice. eggs are a big part of the recipe. the measure of “wealth” could be determined in the amount of eggs in the fried rice dish as the color yellow is symbolic of gold. k is allergic to eggs so i did not add it in her class project but i thought it would be fun to try the recipe with eggs as well!

there are also variety on how egg is included in the rice. one way is by cooking the egg first and then adding it to the rice along with all of the other fried rice ingredients. but recently i watched a Taiwanese drama and one scene has a chef making fried rice by pouring the beaten egg into the rice after all the other ingredients were already mixed together. therefore you cook the egg with the fried rice – not before.

cooking the egg into the rice mixture gives it an extra egg flavor.

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shrimp and broccoli pasta salad

haven’t had shrimp in a while so i was looking forward to trying this recipe.

the recipe is pretty easy. the only cooking is boiling the pasta, shrimp and broccoli. the dressing is just a few spices. after that, throw everything into a bowl and mix!

it’s such a light but filling healthy meal. it’s also a good meal to eat room temperature or cold. make a little extra to save for tomorrow’s lunch!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow macaroni, fusilli or favorite shaped pasta
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup colored bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp oregano
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

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flex for the mussels, extend for the donuts

for my friend’s birthday, she chose flex mussels to celebrate. we started with the day’s specialty with fried oysters and pork belly. yum! then we chose the main meal: mussels! there were over 20 broths to choose from and a difficult choice it was! after much deliberation we each chose one: – funghi with wild mushrooms, double smoked bacon, garlic and cream – the mexican with chipotle adobo, chorizo and calimari – san danielle with prosciutto, caramelized onion, white wine, garlic – bruschetta with san marzano tomatoes, lobster, marinated tomato and crutons i loved the bruschetta mussels the most. the … Continue reading flex for the mussels, extend for the donuts