Shrimp with Asparagus (click picture to enlarge)
The local supermarket had these nice, big shrimp on sale for a very good price, so I couldn’t resist. So there will be some more shrimp posts coming… :)
Shrimp: First I made a sauce: Saute some onion until soft, then add some sun dried tomatoes, half a cup of cream (you can use milk if you want it a little lighter) and some salt & pepper. Let the sauce simmer for a while and then run it through a blender. Put the blended sauce back into the pot and add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is done, depending on size this will be around 5 minutes.
Asparagus: I used green asparagus and peeled the bottom part of the stems a little so they won’t be too tough. I simply grilled them.
Fish filet with Brussels Sprouts (click picture to enlarge)
I saw some good looking fish called Basa in the Asian grocery store and even though I didn’t know what kind of fish it was I bought it. Turns out Basa is a common cat fish from South East Asia.
Basa: I simply pan-fried it with some grape seed oil.
Vegetable: I just tossed some Brussels Sprouts with chopped onions, bell peppers, beets and mushrooms, added some salt/pepper and olive oil, and then put them in the oven at 400F for 30 minutes (or until Brussels Sprouts are done). Just before serving I added some cherry tomatoes.
Shrimp with Feta (click for larger view)
This one, or variations of it, is one of the favorites at our house. Usually I use fresh tomatoes, but for this version I tried sun dried tomatoes and it turned out very well.
Preparation: Caramelize onions with garlic and olive oil in frying pan, add salt & pepper, oregano and sun dried tomatoes; place shrimp on top, then crumble feta cheese over the shrimp, sprinkle some fresh or dried dill over it all. Place the pan in the oven and bake at 400 F for about 10 min or until the shrimp are cooked. Alternatively you could use an oven save dish rather than the pan for the baking. That’s what I do when I serve this dish at a dinner party.
Some fresh baguette goes well with this dish.
Shrimp are always good :) and bring some nice variety to our dinner salads.
Shrimp: Simply pan-fry the shrimp with salt and pepper.
Salad: I used the store bought mixed salad again with the addition of radishes, little sweet peppers, basil and tomatoes.
Dressing: I mixed some lime juice, olive oil, a little honey, salt & pepper, chopped onions and chopped basil.
A quick, healthy and delicious dinner!