This summer we grew so many wonderful herbs and vegetables. We have been enjoying our bounty of cherry tomatoes and fragrant basil and incorporating them into as many dishes as we can. One of our favorite dishes was this pasta salad made with mustard coated shrimp and of course lots of tomatoes, basil and corn creating a sweet and savory but also light side dish perfect for your next gathering!
Sometimes in the summer there is nothing better than a refreshing dinner salad, but sometimes salads can be boring and you fall into a rut. Not with this week’s recipe! I pan seared fresh caught sea scallops and placed them on a bed of mixed greens tossed with a homemade citrus vinaigrette. This salad has it all – sweet and savory the best of both worlds!
Looking for a flavor packed pasta dish that is refreshing and not heavy? Try making my lemon basil shrimp orzo pasta. I toss my shrimp in garlic salt and sugar before roasting them in the oven to get them cooked perfectly, and toss the pasta in lots of fresh lemon juice and basil to create a nice light meal perfect for those hot summer nights!
One thing I know my husband looks forward to every summer is my lobster rolls! I like to make them for him every year for his birthday. I grill lobster tails basted with a lemony garlic butter to give the rolls a slightly smokey flavor and mix up a creamy herb infused mayo to mix into the lobster meat. Sound good? Trust me they are!
It’s Spring Break time for many, but for those that are enjoying a staycation, this recipe is for you! Being the self proclaimed foodie that I am it’s not uncommon to get a picture of some delicious meal that my friends are enjoying, and this week I was inspired by the tropic’s! I have combined my love for mango salsa and shrimp and made a fresh and healthy salad that I imagine could be served at a resort somewhere. So even if you’re not on a beach in the tropics, feel free to kick back with a refreshing drink and this dinner salad and let your imagination go wild!
With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, I wanted to share a recipe to make at home for your valentine. As much fun as it is to go out to dinner sometimes that just doesn’t work out. Maybe you have kids, or are on a tight budget, or simply don’t want to go out in the crowded restaurants. This year I am making my valentine a pan-seared rib eye steak dinner with a creamy shrimp scampi inspired pasta. Pan-searing the steak at a high temperature gives it that restaurant char on the outside with a nice medium tender center that is oh so crave-able! Roasting the shrimp in the oven makes them so sweet and flavorful and easy to cook! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Not only is salmon one of the most flavorful fish but it’s also a healthy protein! Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and also packed with omega 3 fatty acids which means it’s great for your brain and your body! In my house we eat a lot of salmon and sometimes the recipes get a bit boring so I decided to switch it up a little. If your 5 year old tells you “wow mom that looks really delicious” as it comes out of the oven and they clean their plate well I guess it’s a winning recipe!
Are you sick of turkey? Tired of traditional meals for the holidays? This is a great alternative to wow any dinner guest with its bold, delicious flavors. Penne a la Vodka goes beyond the holidays and perfect for a fall or winter evening. This dish is rich and hearty and would be served great with our Fennel Pomegranate Salad or our Beet and Pomegranate Jewel Salad. If you are not a fan of seafood, use chicken, tofu or go without. Anyway it is incredible!