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!
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!
We are currently in a salmon situation in our house, because every once in a while we get a little, oh, INDULGENT (more on that in a bit) and I have to get us back on a heathy eating track. And that always involves salmon, which is not only one of our favorite fishies, but is also a superfood (so are tea and blueberries by the way, two of my other faves!). And when you are doing a deep dive into healthy eating, anything that is a superfood sounds good to me. In this case, I kept a little of the naughtiness going by bathing my salmon in a mixture of bourbon and lime and other good things, but just enough to give it a little sass. Super good and good for you…let’s make it!
Three cup chicken is one of those recipes that I have been meaning to make for ages and ages now, mainly because I love the name and the idea behind it, which is that you cook up some chicken with a cup each of soy sauce and rice wine and sesame oil. And that is not exactly the way it goes, but it’s pretty close…and at the end of the day you get a bowl full of spicy, flavorful chicken in a delectable sauce that is waaaaaaaay better that anything you are going to get out of a take-out container.
And it plays by my weekend dinner rules, which is that it clocks in at less than 30 minutes from walk in the kitchen to sit down at your table. So break out your measuring cups and let’s make it!
Here’s the thing about this time of year. It’s heartwarming, and exciting, and magical…and exhausting. Because let’s face it, we were a little busy even before we started having to make all those lists and check them twice, right? Don’t get me wrong – I like the holidays as much as the next girl. The holiday music that is on every channel. The cards, especially those photo cards that show friends and family in all their holiday merriment. ALL THE PEPPERMINT.