Showing posts from March, 2012

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple & Pear Salsa, Tzatziki & Refried Black Beans

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple & Pear Salsa, Tzatziki & Refried Black Beans This is for my wife and her friends who keep asking. When she takes the leftovers to work (if any) she takes several little containers, each with its own component to keep the flavors separate. Shortly following the mocking jeers from co-workers is the "What is that?," "It smells so good!" and "How do I?" This is truly a flavor explosion and delicious blend of textures. Also a very low-fat recipe as written The following feeds four with possibly some leftovers. For the grilled Shrimp... 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp (at least 21-25/lb count, the bigger the better) peeled and deveined 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Dad's Rub (see below, excellent all purpose mix, or try your own favorite blend) About 8 small to medium tortillas, for easy handling. Skewers for grilling, soak wood at least an hour to prevent burning Shrimp Ready for Grill Because it's the star

Bowtie Pasta and Spinach with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Bow Tie Pasta & Spinach with Parmesan Cream Sauce I was buying spinach for my wife's lunch salads , and I just couldn't resist the buy one - get one free offer. Having more than doubled up on the spinach needs for the week, I had to do something with it. Since I just don't have enough patience to make my own raviolis most of the time, I had to go with sauteed spinach in a cheesy cream sauce, or it a creamy cheese sauce? Some pan seared pork chops on the side, and you have an easy, very delicious dinner. You will need... 12 oz Baby Spinach (2 x 6 oz bags, pre cleaned) 1 lb Bow Tie Pasta - Farfalle for the Purists 1 Roasted Red Pepper Diced- took mine from a jar this time, homemade  is much better if you have the time! 1 16 oz can Black Olives, Cut in half, or chopped - YUP! Canned olives, Love'm, No Apologies 1 Pint Heavy Cream 1/2 Cup White Wine - I like a nice Pinot Grigio 1/2 -3/4 Cup Quality Parmesan and/or Italian Blend like Asiago & Provolon