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So much shrimp – so little time

It must be something to do with summer and I seem to be on a shrimp roll, pardon the pun. Evening meals need to be easy when there is so much going on in the summer but "easy" does not mean you have to give up on flavor. This recipe is from one of my favorite go to chefs Akis Petretzikis who creates some great dishes on his youtube channel. His website is akisptretzikis.com. This spicy shrimp dish is ready for the table in about 15 minutes, even faster if your shrimp are already peeled ...

A quick Jamaican curry for dinner

This delicious curry is quick and easy to make so it can work well as a weeknight dinner, taking only about 30 minutes to make. It is easy to adjust the heat of this Jamaican Curry Shrimp and Scallops recipe to suit your own taste by changing the quantity for the Jalapeno peppers of the Scotch Bonnet pepper sauce. Since the dish is almost like a soup, I recommend having crusty bread handy to mop up all the delicious sauce. For all our local foodie friends I would like to give shout out to ...

Summer dining at home

It seems nothing beats a home cooked meal of fresh seafood at this time of year and it is hard to decide between salmon, swordfish scallops or shrimp. Last nights dinner was Seared Scallops on a bed of creamed corn with a salad of lightly pickled onion, tomato (We used cherry tomatoes, halved) with fresh basil and parsley from the garden. For all our local foodie friends I would like to give shout out to Ali & Les of Jumbo Seafood at Blair Road. We used their scallops for this dish ...

I’m back in the kitchen

Trying to re-start my cooking mojo having been laid up for a year. Looking forward to spending some time in the kitchen and a little time at the dinner table. This is my warm up first dish in a long time, Salmon with beetroot, feta and lime salsa.

Spicy Shrimp Sheet-Pan Dinner

Beyond healthy, this low carb diet is starting to be fun. Trying new low carb recipes and finding winners such as this one from the Betty Crocker recipe site should show results very soon. Certainly seeing the weight start to drop helps but it helps a lot when the meals are satisfying as well. Find the recipe here

Mushrooom Chilli with Lime Sour Cream

A hearty and flavorful vegetarian dish that makes a satisfying supper for two.   http://emptynestgourmet.com/recipe/mushroom-chili-with-lime-sour-cream/

Israeli Spice Chicken

This simple dinner dish is so full of flavor and so very easy to make you will want to add it to your list of "Go To" dinners.  For best results, plan a little ahead so the chicken can absorb as much of the spice as possible as it sits overnight. For a change up on a warm evening cook the chicken on the grill. http://emptynestgourmet.com/recipe/israeli-spice-chicken/ Serve with a herbed couscous pilaf and seasoned carrots.

Curried egg salad with pickled beets

For dinner tonight, Sue prepared this all vegetarian salad in the hopes that we can force summer into showing up. This light curried egg salad with pickled beets is just delightful and summery with an egg salad sitting on a bed of toasted pumpernickel and Boston lettuce. Go to the recipe http://emptynestgourmet.com/recipe/curried-egg-salad-with-pickled-beets/

Ratatouille Lasagna

We made this dish for a recent open house and it was very well received. Filled with layers of Ratatoulle, Marinara, a layer of sun dried tomato and kicked up a notch with a little help from our home made Basil pesto in the ricotta cheese mix. This dish is flavorful enough to make a vegetarian out of any meat lover. Find the recipe here
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