Archive for June, 2016


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Ingredients:
3 large vine tomatoes (cut up)
1/2 lb. fresh bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)
1 large cucumber (sliced very thin)
1/2 lb. small boiled cold shrimp
1 tsp. sea salt
Directions:
In a large bowl, put all ingredients.
Serves best with a Greek or Italian dressing.

Guacamole Fried Egg Pitas

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Ingredients:

4 whole wheat pita breads

guacamole (my recipe link below)

4 eggs

2 tbsp. butter

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Make guacamole. (Follow my recipe.)          https://cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/cooking-with-mr-c-s-guacamole/
  2. Warm pita breads in oven until they’re a little crunchy.
  3. In a skillet, melt butter. Add eggs to fry. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Spread guacamole on each pita bread and place a fried egg on top.

Baked Feta Shrimp

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Ingredients:
1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp (about 20 pieces)
1 large can tomatoes (whole pieces)
1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 small shallots (chopped)
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
Directions:
1. Open can of tomatoes. Slice tomatoes.
2. In a large skillet put 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook garlic and shallots for about 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Make sure uncooked shrimp are dry and not wet. In a bowl put shrimp. Add a tsp. of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well.
5. In a round baking casserole dish, coat the bottom with 1/2 tsp. of olive oil. Add cooked tomatoes evenly on the bottom.
6. Put uncooked shrimp on top. Sprinkle feta cheese on top. (See photo)
7. In a preheated oven of 400 degrees, bake shrimp for about 10-12 minutes.
Serve hot. Serves 2-3 people.

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Ingredients:
2 lbs. sirloin steak
4 lobster tails
1 1/2 lb. broccoli rabe
1/2 lb. shrimp (peeled and boiled)
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1/2 cup butter
sea salt
black pepper
Directions:
1. Cut off tough stems of broccoli rabe. Boil broccoli rabe in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well. In a large skillet, put 2-3 tbs. of olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic and add broccoli rabe. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook until tender and set to the side. Keep warm.
2. In a large skillet, place sirloin steak. Season according to your taste. Cook to your desired taste.
3. Lobster tails should be cracked (cut open). Baste with a little melted butter. Broil in oven for about 8-10 minutes. Baste with butter occasionally. Keep an eye on them in the broiler. You don’t want them to burn.
4. On a large platter place steak with broccoli rabe. Serve with cold boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce and lobster tails with melted butter.

Lemon Chicken Francaise

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Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 lb. thinly sliced chicken cutlets
2 cups chicken broth
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbs. all-purpose flour
fresh parsley sprigs
1 lemon cut (slices)
Directions:
1. Season ( 2 cups) flour with salt and pepper.
2. Coat chicken cutlets in flour and shake off excess. Then dip in egg.
3. Using a large skillet, heat vegetable oil.
4. Fry chicken until golden brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and set to the side.
5. Melt butter in the same skillet. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour. Stir well.
6. Add chicken broth and lemon juice. Simmer (low heat) until thickened. (about 8-10 minutes)
7. Return chicken to the skillet. Continue simmering (low heat) until chicken is no longer pink in the center. (about 10-12 more minutes)
*Serve chicken with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges.

Shrimp and Lentil Soup With Spinach

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Ingredients:

1 lb. small shrimp (cleaned and boiled)
1 cup dry lentils
2 medium sized carrots (diced)
2 medium sized celery stalks (diced)
1 medium size onion (diced)
3/4 lb. small red potatoes (cut into 1/2 in. pieces)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 16 oz. can of Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes
8 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 cups fresh spinach
3 cups water
olive oil
Directions:

1.   Boil shrimp for 5 minutes. Drain well and set to the side.
2.. In a 5 quart pot, add 3 tbs. of olive oil. Over a medium heat, warm oil and add carrots, celery and onion. Cook until tender and stir occasionally. Add garlic and stir until garlic browns. Add salt and pepper.
2. Stir in stewed tomatoes (with the liquid), lentils, chicken broth, potatoes, and water. Stir with spoon. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 50 minutes. While soup is simmering (about 25 minutes in) add boiled shrimp. Stir in spinach 3 minutes before done. Add a pinch of extra sea salt if needed.
Serve hot. Serves 4-6 people

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Ingredients:
16-20 large stuffing mushrooms
4 large potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 stick unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbs. fresh parsley (chopped)
2 cups vegetable stock
Directions:
1. Boil cubed potatoes until tender. (about 15 minutes) Drain when done.
2. In a large bowl put potatoes, cheddar cheese, butter, cream, sea salt, pepper and parsley. Mix together until creamy.
3. Clean all mushrooms and dry each one. Stuff each mushroom with potato mixture.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
4. In a deep baking pan, put stuffed mushrooms. Pour vegetable stock into pan. Do not make stock touch top of potatoes. Vegetable stock should cover the mushrooms halfway.
5. Bake in oven for about 12-15 minutes until mushrooms are tender and potatoes are brown on top.
Serve hot.