you don’t need a silver fork to enjoy good food
Here in England we have been in lockdown for just about a year, and trust me there’s not much fun in that. There is also a regrettable tendency to eat the wrong things at the wrong times; which isn’t healthy. One of the few things we can enjoy is good, healthy food, hopefully some of these recipes will cheer us up.
First this week, from Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest we have this Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Special. Looks deliciously easy.
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Special
From Karina at Cafe Delites we have this wonderful Jambalaya; chicken, sausage, shrimp, rice in a Creole saute from New Orleans. Fabulous.
Jessica at How Sweet Eats says this dish; Lemon Butter Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet is the perfect weeknight dinner. I aver that this would be a perfect, healthy meal at any time of the week.
Lemon Butter Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet
Holly at Spend with Pennies says this Shrimp Lo Mein can be ready in just 30 minutes. I’d take a little longer, just to enjoy cooking this good-looking dish.
Shrimp Lo Mein
If you get weary of shrimp, yet want to stay with the theme, From Chungah at Damn Delicious we have a recipe for Garlic Butter Clams with White Wine Cream Sauce. I’d want some crispy garlic bread to go along with this dish.
Garlic Butter Clams with White Wine Cream Sauce
Our big collection this week is from Delish Magazine; 82 Shrimp Recipes That’ll Make Meatless Mondays Your Favorite Day Of The Week. From this list how about a Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Pasta?
Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Pasta
maybe Marmaduke is waiting for the shrimp-boats to come in
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime.
Now that the weather is much better for most of you guys ~ warmer, sunnier, bluer skies ~ it’s perhaps time to think of lighter and healthier summertime dishes, rather than all of those warming soups you were cooking just a few weeks ago.
This week’s dishes all have a seafood angle to them.
First this week we have Chungah at Damn Delicious with these very clean and healthy looking garlic butter shrimp zucchini noodles. I have to admit that I don’t actually make zucchini noodles, but looking at this recipe I’m beginning to think that I should.
Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
Now, from Heidi at Foodie Crush we have this very useful post entitled how to make the best grilled salmon. This isn’t so much a recipe as a method, but I think it’s damn good.
How to Make the Best Grilled Salmon
Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes has a great summertime dish; spicy garlic shrimp with coconut rice. And, Elise is right, any shrimp dish is best eaten fresh.
Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice
Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats has an absolutely delicious-looking crab avocado salad on buttered garlic toast. So mouth-watering. So great to serve with drinks.
Crab Avocado Salad on Buttered Garlic Toast
This is interesting from Tiffany at Creme de la Crumb; garlic lime shrimp marinade. And this is a fast marinade that will be ready for the grill in just 15 minutes. Lots of cilantro.
Garlic Lime Shrimp Marinade
and to drink, not wine
Heather Christo gives us a
Are they shrimp, or prawns? It all depends on where you come from.
Some of you may know that I’m working to be much fitter and healthier than I used to be, and part of that programme involves eating better. Resolved:
- Plan more interesting meals drawing on cuisines from all around the world.
- Buy only fresh, organic, or wild caught produce ~ when I can get it.
- Add more seafood to my menu.
I’m not the world’s best when it comes to seafood, so I’m going to start with some easier dishes.
Shrimp / prawns are usually easy recipes, but I’d almost always get them shelled and deveined ~ it’s a pain in the ass otherwise.
First up this week, from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest, a dish that can satisfy all three of my healthy diet criteria. Brazilian inspired honey garlic butter shrimp. This 30 minute dish uses cilantro, jalapeno, and coconut milk. I think my friend in Orange county will like this. Tieghan has served this with fried yellow plantains ~ not really my cup of tea, I may choose stir fry celery instead. (Jeez, I’ve failed on my first resolution already….)
Brazilian Inspired Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp
Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes has really easy 10 minute dish that is perfect for a midweek dinner, and will make a great basis for a salad to take to work the following day, (or day after that). So; ginger sesame garlic shrimp ~ serve with rice, noodles, or a salad, or in my case stir fry vegetables.
Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp
Heather Christo always makes fabulous looking salads, and this southwestern chipotle shrimp salad is making my mouth water. This is a 30 minute dish, and you should make enough so that there’s some to take to work for lunch the following day.
Southwestern Chipotle Shrimp Salad
This is a great dish for using up stuff you have in your refrigerator / freezer. From California girl Averie at Averie Cooks; Szechuan shrimp stir fry with fried rice. Look this is a dead easy recipe that should take you 15 minutes from start to finish.
Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice
This classic dish from Andrea at Cooking With A Wallflower, is found in many Chinese restaurants; salt and pepper shrimp. This is so easy, and you should have it and its side dish of rice or noodles ready in 25 minutes.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
This is a seriously delicious dish from Pennsylvania girl Jessica Merchant at How Sweet It Is; Thai coconut curry shrimp noodle bowls. I really like the look of this recipe, which should take you about 35 minutes to make.
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls
From lovely Chungah at Damn Delicious we have this sweet and spicy dish of honey orange firecracker shrimp. This 30 minute recipe would be great as a party dish, or to serve with rice or noodles as a lighter dinner.
Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp
Easy Thai Shrimp Soup
Thank you ever so much to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday,