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Shrimp Salad with Beau Monde sauce

13 Nov


This is so good you have to make it immediately.

I had leftover boiled shrimp and mixed it with the leftover beau monde dip.

That was it.

I served it over a bed of plain greens and some pepperdew peppers because it didn’t need anything else.

The beau monde dip was blogged a couple of years ago.


Shrimp Burritos

16 Apr



You can make  burritos with anything but last night I used shrimp.

This took ten minutes.

Two large extra large wraps any flavor.

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 pound medium or even small shrimp

One tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

One large sliced onion

1/2 sliced red pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 sliced avocado

2 diced scallions

6 tablespoons cooked rice

6 tablespoons cooked and drained black beans

1/2 cup grated cheddar

1/2 cup shredded lettuce

6 tablespoons drained salsa

4 teaspoons sour cream

2 teaspoons diced jalapeno pepper

1/4 cup mayo mixed with two teaspoons Sriracha sauce. Add more sauce if you like it spicier.

Coat the shrimp with the cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Just shake it all together in a bag

Heat two tablespoons oil in a frying pan

Shake the excess cornstarch off the shrimp

Place the shrimp in the hot oil and fry till lightly brown on both sides

Drain on a paper towel

Quickly stir fry the garlic, onion and red pepper till still crisp.

Season with salt and pepper

Place the wraps on a board and start layering

First smear the mayo mixture on each wrap

Divide everything above in half and layer on each wrap

Roll up tightly

Cilantro for garnish

Enjoy with more salsa or melted cheese to dip

To decrease calories I have made this is Romaine lettuce leaves and eliminated the wraps

but I did keep the sour cream, mayo and cheese.

There is only so much one can sacrifice…




Pan Seared Salmon over a Strawberry Salad

11 Apr


I love salmon when it is paired with something sweet.

Since I have to watch my sugar intake this strawberry dressing is perfect.

One Sockeye salmon fillet

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Dried dill weed

One large handful of spring mix

6 to 8 strawberries

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

Sugar snap peas



Heat a skillet

Season the salmon with a sprinkling of salt, dill weed and  lots of pepper.

Add the oil to the hot skillet

Place the salmon skin side down in the pan for about 4  minutes.

It is time to turn the fish when the skin is brown and crispy

Turn over for another couple of minutes

Take off the heat and set aside

Drizzle with fresh lemon juice

Put the spring mix and pea pods on your plate

Whip the strawberries, oil and honey in the processor till smooth

Drizzle over the greens

Add the salmon  and top with diced scallions

Use the rest of the dressing as a dipping sauce.

Give yourself $25.00 for not going to a restaurant for this fabulous meal.



Fish Fillet Sandwich

11 Mar


I wait all year to overeat the fish sandwich at McDonalds.

I LOVE them and I do use the plural because I used to eat so many.

This is why I am fat.

Not this year.

McDonalds usual 2 for $3.00 has become 2 for $5.00.

I know inflation, blah, bah, blah.

But I put my foot down and refuse to pay that.

My wonderful Shaws fish department had haddock on sale and, once again, it is wonderful.

One bag of Martin potato rolls

Two pounds of haddock

Eight slices of American cheese

Good tartar sauce

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

One tablespoon butter

Cut the fish into eight pieces

Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bag.

Put the fish inside and shake until everything is lightly coated

Heat the pan with the oil and butter on medium high heat.

Add the fish but do not let it touch

You may have to do two batches and if so add more butter and oil if you have to.

The fish should have a nice golden crust before you flip it over

Add a slice of cheese on each fillet and the fish will cook for another couple of minutes and the cheese will melt.

Warm the rolls for 5 to 10 seconds in the microwave.

Spread the tartar sauce on both sides of the roll

Add the nice hot fish and cheese.

Cover with the other half of the warm roll.

Serve with pickles.

McDonalds you will never see $5.00 from me again. Maybe $3.00 on two when you have a sale…




Love It Lobster

7 Mar


Shaws supermarket had a great sale today on lobster.

I had to get some.

What could be better eating lobster when someone else takes it out of the shell?

I bought a pound of lobster meat for $16.99. What a deal.

I just wanted to enjoy the lobster without mayo or a lot of bread.

1/2 pound of lobster meat

1  pat of butter

Ten to twelve homemade garlic croutons

Put everything together in a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute or until the butter has melted.

This is so good.

I am saving the other 1/2  pound  of lobster for tomorrow.

I’m so excited I can hardly wait.

Fast Fried Shrimp

6 Mar


Again, I didn’t feel like cooking.

This is so easy and fast.

Two tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves sliced garlic

Ten large peeled and deveined shrimp

Three tablespoons corn starch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Two handfuls arugula

Two tablespoons lemon dressing

1/2 fresh lemon

Heat the oil in a  pan.

Add the garlic and cook till golden.

Mix the cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Add the shrimp and coat well.

Place each shrimp in the garlic oil and cook till brown on one side then flip over and cook the other side.

I always stand the shrimp on their side to brown up that one little strip in the middle.

Squeeze 1/4 of the lemon over the shrimp.

Mix the arugula with the dressing.

Add the shrimp.

I added a little hot sauce and some extra lemon.

This took five minutes and was soooo delicious.



Lobster, Corn and Potato Chowder

28 Feb


Two lobsters

Four cups of water

Two quarts milk

Two teaspoons lobster seasoning

Four tablespoons butter

One diced onion

Three diced shallots

Two stalks of diced celery

Two cups of frozen corn

One box of scalloped potatoes seasoned with sour cream and chives

Bring the water to a boil

Put the lobsters in the water and cook for about ten minutes with the cover on the pot.

Strain the lobsters  into a bowl

Melt the butter in the same pot

Put the onions, shallots and celery in the pot and cook till soft.

Put the water back into the pot and reduce to one cup.

Add the seasoning and bring to a simmer

Add the milk and bring to a very slow boil

Take off all the lobster legs and put them into the milk.

Let the legs cook in the milk

Lower the heat to medium

Add two cups of corn and the package of scalloped potatoes with the seasoning package.

Cook on medium heat for about twenty minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

Add the rest of the cooked cut up lobster meat.

I added all the red and green from the inside of the lobster and whatever juices came out.

Let everything simmer together for at least ten minutes.

Add fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Serve in a big bowl and a lot of napkins because the lobster legs are so good to suck on.