In the March 2022 issue of Southern Living Magazine, a recipe was published for Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry. This quick and easy recipe is a great weeknight meal and can also be prepared ahead and frozen for up to six months. The recipe appealed to me because ingredients were readily available in my local food store and made for a light supper for my husband and I.
Last week my local ShopRite had USA wild caught, never frozen shrimp on sale. Despite the fact sale meant $12.99/lb., I splurged and purchased some for dinner. I recently found a wonderful one pan meal on the NYT Cooking app for Shrimp in Purgatory. This recipe by Sarah Digregorio is a riff on the southern Italian dish, Eggs in Purgatory where eggs are poached in a spicy tomato sauce that you can sop up with crusty Italian bread, my preference, or serve over pasta or polenta.
Recently the Wall Street Journal featured chef Frédéric Eliot from Maine in their “Slow Food Fast” column. Chef Eliot shared his recipe for Steam Mussels with Dry Vermouth, Almonds and Herbs. Besides the mussels you’ll need butter, garlic, almonds, fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh chives, cayenne, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, a neutral oil and dry vermouth.
Recently I was at my local Wegmans doing my weekly shopping. Although the humidity has dissipated, it is still rather warm. I swung by the seafood department and eyed possibilities for supper. I was in luck, they had fresh, never frozen shrimp from North Carolina for $14.99/lb. Now the question was, what recipe can I prepare that I haven’t made before? As I have been doing this blog for five years now, it’s very rare that I repeat a recipe. After five minutes of viewing my app for NYT Cooking, Epicurious and Lidia Bastianich’s website, I did find a recipe that was easy, used minimal ingredients and could be prepared in about 30 minutes, Lemony Shrimp over Zucchini from the website Lidia’s Italy. This recipe serves 6 to 8 people, however, I halved the ingredients for just my husband and I.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.