Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake

I love this dish! It’s easy to make, quick and packed with flavor. I originally made it with kielbasa that I rendered in the oven until crispy, but my husband was adamant that it would be way better with shrimp. Wouldn’t you know it, he was right! I had some leftover country style gravy thatContinue reading “Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake”

Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta

My baby brother wanted shrimp and I wanted pasta. I’ve seen Cajun Shrimp Pasta before and figured you can’t go wrong with cajun spices, smoked shrimp, pasta and a cream sauce. So, here’s my take. Naturally it has bacon and smoked paprika. Pasta: 16 oz. Fettuccine Pasta 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil — Shrimp: 2 lbsContinue reading “Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta”

Cajun Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers

Experimenting with some new Game Day dishes. Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers. They were so delicious! If you’d like a hotter popper, you can keep the seeds in. For a sweeter option, try it with bell peppers. 6 large Jalapenos 12 Bacon Strips 12 Medium Shrimp; peeled and deveined ½ teaspoon Cajun Seasoning MixContinue reading “Cajun Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers”

Sushi Shop Miso Soup

I finally felt well enough to eat again and my amazing mom dropped off all the ingredients to make Miso Soup! Gallons of Miso Soup. I made a simple Spicy Chicken Fried Rice to go with it. ½ cup Bonito Flakes 6 cups Water ½ cup Green Onions; chopped 7 oz firm Tofu; pressed andContinue reading “Sushi Shop Miso Soup”

Surf & Turf Fried Rice

Surf and Turf Fried Rice FTW! It’s so delicious! I’d love to have smoked the steaks, but time was short, so pan seared was the way to go. Gotta love cast iron! 4 cups rice; cooked and chilled 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon Chile Paste 1 Carrot; peeled and chopped ½ cup Onion; dicedContinue reading “Surf & Turf Fried Rice”

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

I love Shrimp! I’m not a huge seafood fan, but shrimp is definitely something that I regularly indulge in. Grilled or smoked being my favorite cooking methods. This dish goes brilliantly with Cilantro Lime Rice or Grilled Veggies! 2 lbs raw Jumbo Shrimp — Marinade: 3 large Limes; juiced and zested 2 teaspoons Salt 1Continue reading “Margarita Grilled Shrimp”

Leftover Cajun Stir Fry

Leftovers night! Repurposed shrimp, chicken thighs and sausage with fresh vegetables and tossed in Cajun spices. Added some steamed, lightly salted Brown Rice with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Served with a vibrant Romaine salad, air fried mushrooms and Macaroni Salad. 2 cups leftover Shrimp, Chicken or Kielbasa 1 Tablespoon Peanut Oil 1 largeContinue reading “Leftover Cajun Stir Fry”

Half Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

Making these at home is so much more gratifying and budget friendly, not to mention way more delicious than takeout. I lightly pan fry them and finish them in the Air Fryer. This reduces the calories and keeps all of the delicious crispness! Shrimp: 7 raw Jumbo Shrimp; peeled and deveined 1 teaspoon Old BayContinue reading “Half Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls”

Aloha Shrimp & Kielbasa Skewers

Halloween Hawaiian Luau night! Hawaiian Shrimp and Sausage Skewers, Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Portobellos, Air Fried Egg Rolls with Red Pepper Flake Sweet & Sour Sauce, Pomegranate and Walnut Romaine Salad. 1 pound raw Jumbo Shrimp 1 pound Kielbasa; cut into 1” slices 1 can Pineapple Chunks; reserve juice 1 large Red Bell Pepper; cutContinue reading “Aloha Shrimp & Kielbasa Skewers”

Seafood Broth

This was my first time breaking down a whole crab. It was way easier than I thought it’d be! This broth is so delicious and makes a great base for seafood stews, chowders and soups. 2 pounds Seafood “leftovers” (bones, shells, skin and heads) 2 large Onions; quartered 2 heads of Garlic; smashed 2 BayContinue reading “Seafood Broth”