Shrimp with Asparagus

Shrimp with Asparagus

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.

Basa with Brussels Sprouts

Fish filet with Brussels Sprouts (click picture to enlarge)

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 and Sundried Tomatoes

Shrimp with Feta (click for larger view)

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 Salad

Salad with Shrimp

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!