Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mango Jalapeno Shrimp Pasta

I think this Shrimp Pasta speaks for itself...


(It says: Yeah, you know you want me.) Well - that's what I hear when I see it. (It also says: And I'm not bad for you, either.) And I reply - Oh Baby, stop talking dirty to me!

the recipe for MANGO JALAPENO SHRIMP PASTA (Your Welcome.)

Fry, on medium heat:

3 Tablespoons of chopped mango
3 Tablespoons of chopped jalapenos
3 Tablespoons of chopped chives
2 Tablespoons of salted butter
1 Tablespoon of cilantro concentrate (not shown below)
and the juice from 1 whole lime.


Rinse (and thaw) 2 cups of frozen cooked small shrimp, 


and add them to the pan, mixing it all together.


Meanwhile, cook some bow-tie pasta. Then, take a plate, make a pile of pasta (about a cup) and top it with a cup of your Mango Jalapeno Shrimp...


and enjoy a plate of super-flavorful, super-filling, and kind of healthy - sheer Awesomeness.

P.S. Enjoy this dish 2-3 times again later. Let's hear it for leftovers. Or Boyfriends. Or Girlfriends.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I craved A LOT of Greek food when I was pregnant. Like Gyros. And other things I had never eaten and did not know how to pronounce but really enjoyed eating. 


and I was just like - Oh my goodness - NOW. 

Cooking Classy

But of course - I had to put my own Preggers spin on the recipe - SO - here's my adapted recipe for the Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich...

Combine, first:

12 ounces of shredded, roasted chicken (cooked in olive oil, kosher salt, and cracked black pepper)
1 cup of chopped tomato
1 cup of chopped cucumber
1/2 cup of chopped Kalamata olives
1/3 cup of chopped red onion
and 4 ounces of feta cheese, hand shredded


and then add:

the juice of 2 fresh lemon wedges
1 cup of plain yogurt
and 1/2 cup of sour cream


Then just mix it all up, well.


There is enough Greek Chicken Salad here for about 8 sandwiches.

Use a quality bun, fresh from the bakery; I used 2 just for me, because at the time, I was very Preggers...


Apply generous scoops of Greek Chicken Salad to each bun and sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper.


There you have it...


2 Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches and 1 very happy Pregnant Lady.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Reviewed: Boston Beef & Seafood, Cocoa Beach


Whether you're a displaced MASS-hole or just a sucker for all things New England (they exist) - then stop by Boston Beef & Seafood in Cocoa Beach, Florida; it's equally enticing to the homesick, those with wanderlust, and for people who just like to eat good food. 


I get the Belly Clams Basket - every time - known as Ipswich Clams to those familiar to them. It comes with super healthy, beer-battered onion rings AND fries (because who could choose one or the other?), and coleslaw - with your choice of tarter sauce or cocktail sauce, on the side. I go tarter, all the way.


Then I get a big bowl of New England Clam Chowder - that I couldn't stop myself from eating half of before I remembered to take a picture of it - for you - before it was all gone! It's great - actually made in house - and you couldn't get a better cup unless you were actually in Massachusetts. 


That's the Roast Beef Sandwich - that they are just famous for - ordered Medium Rare. That's how my boyfriend likes it, and believe me - I saw blood. (Men.) This is the best picture I could get, as he impatiently waited for me to snap away so he could just devour it already.

They have Boston Cream Pie on the menu - but we've always been too stuffed to order it. It's actually our own tradition to go just up the street to the Dunkin' for an after meal coffee and donut; because if you're from Massachusetts - or close to someone who is, you know that Dunkin' is basically running through a New Englander's veins. 


I don't think it's a coincidence that DD is just a hop, skip, and jump away from a restaurant dedicated to Boston. Did I mention that there's a myriad of Red Sox/Patriots/Celtics/Bruins "decor" throughout? Yeah. Like I said - it's a MASS-hole Home away from Home.

And they've got Wicked Good Clams.

You may also enjoy...
my Dad's All-American Meatloaf


New England Style Steamed Clams


and Boston Cream Pie-inspired Cupcakes