Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shrimp in Sage Sauce

(Adapted from Taste of Home)
This recipe is incredible. It couldn't be easier and it is DE-LISH!! My kids and husband all asked for more. Next time I will have to make a triple batch!! I will be making this again really soon and I will take a picture and post it when I do :). Even my kid that has never liked any shrimp begged for more. When I said it was gone, they asked if we can have it again tomorrow night for dinner!! Of course I altered it a bit... This dinner went from frozen to on the table in LESS than 10 minutes!!!

1 1/2 lb Shrimp (I used frozen, precooked, tail off, peeled, deveined)
1/2 cup Shallot, minced
8 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
6 Sage leaves, thinly sliced

Add olive oil to a warm pan. Add shallot, cook until tender- about 1-2 minutes (don't burn it!). Add salt and pepper. Stir. Add whipping cream. Bring to a boil and let boil for 30-45 seconds, until it slightly thickens. Add cooked shrimp and sage leaves. Heat through. Serve!

You can serve this over pasta, if you want.

(If you use fresh- uncooked- shrimp, start by cooking your shrimp in 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Keep warm and then continue on with the recipe. Also if you use uncooked shrimp, add the salt and pepper to the shrimp instead of the shallot.)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pepperoni Pinwheels

This is one of my kids' new favorites. And one of mine since it's so easy :)
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni (I used minis)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with cheese and pepperoni. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut into 2-in. slices. Place cut side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet; lightly press down to flatten. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with spaghetti sauce.

Lettuce Wraps

I made the best ever lettuce wraps. I could eat these every day! I made up a corn and black bean salsa recipe and made these wraps. So in this recipe, nothing is exact!

1 head of bib lettuce
grilled chicken (I am lazy and used frozen pre-grilled chicken strips)

Corn and Black Bean Salsa
1 lb bag frozen corn (fresh grilled corn on the cob if you can)
1 can of black beans, drained
1/4 jalapeno, diced super small
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cumin
(Also, I added a chopped tomato for my husband- but ended up making another batch without the tomato for myself. I HATE tomatoes.)

1 avocado mashed
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 cup minced red onion
garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste (I think I used about 1/2 tsp each of the onion and garlic powder and maybe 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper)

Heat the chicken strips. Spread a little guacamole on a piece of lettuce. Add a few pieces of chicken. cover with salsa. ENJOY!!