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What’s For Dinner: Creamy Tuscan Garlic Butter Shrimp

(SM) – I’ve been trying to cook more and saw this recipe online at Salt and Lavender and had to try it! For Shrimp and Pasta lovers (you can also put it over, mashed potatoes, rice or just eat it as is) this is a restaurant worthy dish that will have you coming back for more! Too Delicious!!

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

This creamy garlic Tuscan shrimp recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil is rich, decadent, and ready in about 15 minutes! Great served over pasta or mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp (I used 31-40 count size)thawed & peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped or julienned 
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • Handful fresh basil cut into thin strips
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

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  1. Melt the butter on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the flour and cook for about a minute, stirring until smooth.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the cream, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for 2 minutes. Reduce heat if it’s bubbling too much.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for around 5 minutes or until they’re cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened, taking care not to overcook them.

  5. Add the spinach and basil and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately. I like to squeeze extra lemon juice over top when serving (up to you). You could also grate some fresh parmesan over top if you wish.

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Recipe Notes

  • Serves 2-4 depending on what else is served with this dish.
  • I used sun-dried tomatoes that were packed in oil (I drained the oil). If you use the dried kind, you may want to add more than 1/4 cup.

Southwestern Salmon Burger: A Low Calorie Meal You’ll Love

(SM)- Easy to make, quick and tasty. You can find the Southwestern Salmon Burger at Publix already prepared.  All you have to do is cook it.

Cooking Directions: Heat pan, put a small amount of garlic and herbs butter in pan, fry burger 3 mins on each side.

Season and Sautee shrimp and then season and wilt down your spinach. Eat up! Only about 500 calories with the use of butter.

Ingredients

Southwestern Salmon Burger

Shrimp

Spinach

Garlic and Herb Butter

Salt and Pepper

What’s For Dinner? Forbes Bistro Has The Tastiest Crab Cakes

 

(SL) – I love good food. We all do :). Eddie Forbes has been perfecting his craft for awhile and his food makes my mouth water. I plan on sharing several recipes with you guys, but I thought we would start with his famous Crab Cakes! Too bad the screen isn’t a scratch-n-sniff..but you can try to whip some up for yourself! 11705126_10208020551418047_3300213319833865322_nINGREDIENTS:  

16 oz Lump crab meat

1 egg

Table spoon of mayo

2 table spoons of black pepper

Table spoon of finely chopped parsley

Half a table spoon of thyme

Half a table spoon of sea salt

1/4 cup of seasoned bread crumbs1978748_10208393825069655_1285530577908098140_nPREPARATION:

Mix mayo and egg Add dry ingredients not including bread crumbs

Gently toss lump crab meat with mixture

Add bread crumbs and toss with crab meat.

12308563_10208203977803592_7847015324484067115_nCOOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.  Remove from refrigerator. Form crab cakes place on baking sheet and place in oven at 425 for 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove, serve with a butter garlic sauce  and enjoy!

 

 

On The Menu: Salmon With Lime Hollandaise And Asparagus

(SL) – I don’t know one person that doesn’t love Salmon and there are so many ways to cook it. I found this great recipe on bread and sniff it! Try it out!

Salmon with Lime Hollandaise and Asparagus

Ingredients:
4 x 200 gram pieces of salmon
A bunch of asparagus
2 egg yolks
100 grams of butter
2 tbsp of Lime juice

Method:
1. Preheat a frying pan with a small amount of oil.
2. Season the Salmon with salt and paper and place in the pan skin side down for 3 – 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. Flip over and cook until it has reached your liking. Set aside.
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3. In a shallow saucepan of boiling salted water, drop the trimmed asparagus and cook for 1 minute, drain and set aside.

4. Whisk the eggs yolks with tbsp of water in a heatproof bowl.

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5. Take a medium sized pot of boling water and the place bowl on top of the water making sure that the bowl does not touch the water.

6. Whisk the yolk until it doubles in size and changes to a lighter colour. Place small pieces of the butter into the mixture until it combines. Continue until all the butter has been added and then remove from the heat.

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7. Add the lime juice and combine.

8. Layer the asparagus and then the Salmon on a plate and pour over the hollandaise. Add cracked pepper, serve and enjoy!

Delicious Lemon Butter Scallops In 20 minutes or Less

Prep Time 5 Minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time15 minutes

Yield 4 servings

All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes for the most amazing, buttery scallops ever. Yes, it’s just that easy and simple!

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 pound scallops
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
FOR THE LEMON BIMG_0667editUTTER SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  • To make the lemon butter sauce, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve scallops immediately with lemon butter sauce, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 183.7Calories from Fat 89.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9g15%
Saturated Fat 5.6g28%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 71.0mg24%
Sodium 243.0mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 1.6g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 21.3g43%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Scallops are a great choice for bumping up the protein in a meal since they are low fat and low carb – they are essentially little bundles of protein! They also have a good amount of essential minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium, and magnesium.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.

What’s For Dinner? How About Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

Ingredients
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
3/4 pound linguine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, zest grated
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes