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Mediterranean Shrimp

18 Jan

I was reading an old “US” Magazine today and I came across an article about celebrity diets. One in particular caught my attention, the Mediterranean diet. On this diet you snack on things like olives, cheese, fresh seafood, whole grain bread and the best part about this diet is that drinking wine is a main component! A diet full of cheese, olives and wine? Sounds like my kind of situation! I decided to cook a simple Mediterranean inspired meal tonight so I could have an excuse to poor myself a nice glass of wine (hey, its part of the diet!)

I searched through some cookbooks and came across Greek-Style Shrimp Sauté

What you’ll need:

Olive Oil 2 TBS
Vinaigrette 2 TBS
1 ½ LBS peeled shrimp (I don’t like de-gunking shrimp so I bought it already peeled)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
12 chopped Kalamata Olives
1/3 cup Feta Cheese
1 cup Mushrooms cut up (optional, I like mushrooms so I included them)

Serve over rice (I chose Couscous… it’s my new obsession)

Getting Started:

1. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette and Shrimp – Cook Shrimp until done (Pink)
2. Remove shrimp from pan and add mushrooms first and 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette. Add tomatoes and cook until heated.
3. Remove pan from heat, add shrimp again and sprinkle with Feta cheese
4. Serve over rice

My boyfriend loved this dish. He is so proud of me and my new adventure in cooking! Be sure to try this meal out and don’t forget to have a nice glass of wine with it!

Friday Night – Date Night

14 Jan

My Husband has been gone the past 4 days and is finally on his way home.  When he left on Tuesday morning at 4:00 am he was so kind to leave his head cold with me. All week I suffered with terrible sniffles and sneezes. I even had to stay home from work for 2 days.

4 days later I am feeling back to normal! It is Friday night and my honey is coming home. I rushed home from work stopped at the grocery store,  straightened up the house, changed the bedding, did the laundry, showered, vacuumed, and prepared dinner.

Dinner – What to make for dinner.  I threw the question out on twitter for some Salmon recipes and got a great one from Kate Knowles at
If you can make this you can make that

Salmon with white wine and Cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 portion of Salmon
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine ( I used Chardonnay)
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • handful of black olives
  • Fresh Parsley
  • couple sprays of butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Here is what you are going to want to do:

  • Chop Onion in wedges and lay at bottom of tin foil
  • Lay Salmon on top
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fold Sides to make a parcel
  • Drop in Cherry tomatoes, Olives, and Parsley
  • Pour in wine.
  • Fold shut

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.. Little less if you like it a little rare. Oh, I also make 2 baked potatoes and a beautiful Romaine salad.

As I wait for him to walk in the door I am enjoying a glass of wine, enjoying the smell of the scented candles, and singing along with David Gray. I love date night!

xoxo