I am a firm believer in having your cake and eating it too, especially when it comes to potatoes. And in the case of this warm mashed potato salad, I get to have all the comfort food deliciousness of my beloved mashed potatoes, while also adding some of the zingy taste of summery potato salad. You can serve this fun side dish either warm or at room temperature, depending on what kind of a side dish mood you are in. It’s the ultimate easy, flexible summer side dish, and I have a feeling you are going to love every bite. Ready to cook up your new favorite approach to potatoes? Let’s make it!
This super-simple recipe for shrimp fried farro is the result of one of my hard and fast kitchen rules, which is this: whenever you make something that can be repurposed into another recipe, MAKE EXTRA. Extra buttermilk rosemary grilled chicken turns into chicken soup the next day. Extra grilled steak turns into perfect steak Caesar salad later in the week. And extra nutty, chewy, gorgeous farro that you made for farro tomato salad turns into lickety-split shrimp fried farro. It’s got the same things you love about shrimp fried rice, except the egg is poached instead of scrambled, the shrimp is whole instead of chopped, and the rice is, well, farro. Because while shrimp fried rice is a beautiful thing, it’s also fun to shake things up now and then, don’t you think? Let’s make it!
This is the point in time during the year when I am all about searing my seafood (just a few days ago I posted about seared scallops) because now that it’s getting warmer, bathing suit season is looming. And there’s nothing better for keeping your waistline in order like having delicious, nutritious seafood a few times a week. This spicy seared tuna is a particular favorite, because the spiciness comes via the easy sauce, which you can drizzle on liberally if you like things extra spicy (the Southern husband) or sparingly if you are spiciness wimp (me).
Ready to sear up some scrumptious tuna? Let’s make it!
This quick and easy recipe for shrimp and sausage scramble is not only one of my go-to suppers at the end of a long hard day, it’s also easy to customize by varying the type of sausage you use. If you are a spicy type of person like the Southern husband, go for andouille sausage or chorizo. If you are a spice wimp like myself, kielbasa or chicken sausage is what you want. Either way, the conglomeration of sausage and shrimp scrambled up with eggs might not be the prettiest plate full of deliciousness, but it is definitely all kinds of scrumptious…and both fast and healthy at that! Ready to scramble? Let’s make it!
I love making anything along the lines of this easy beef stir-fry, because the actual cooking goes so quickly, and before you know it you are sitting down to an amazingly flavorful dish full of deliciousness that (with all due respect to our favorite take-out joint) is full of good and good for you ingredients. This particular one mixes up beef, a little pasta and some veggies with a light and flavorful sauce that is sure to have them asking for seconds (and I highly recommend doubling this recipe because the leftovers? OH YES.) Ready for some stir-fry deliciousness? Let’s make it!
It’s amazing how just a little bit of certain flavors can totally transform a recipe from ordinary to oh-my-gosh, can I have some more? Take this simple little recipe for brown sugar salmon, for example. A simple little topping made out of brown sugar, mustard and a few other things spread on top of a salmon filet takes a regular ho-hum piece of roasted salmon and transforms it into a plate of sweet and savory mouthwatering deliciousness. Ready to get some delectable and easy seafood onto your supper table? Let’s make it!