Category Archives: Shellfish

Shrimp fried rice. 6/3/20

There is no recipe for this dinner.  John cooks and I chop up vegetables.  First John marinates the shrimp briefly in soy sauce, garlic powder, and ginger powder. Then he sautes them, cuts them in half and sets them aside. … Continue reading

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Tapas night. 6/29/20

Tonight was a fun eating night. We started with popcorn and cocktails, Negronis made with champagne rather than gin. We do not usually have drinks before or with dinner but the news is so bleak that we decided on cocktails … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, bok choy with oyster sauce. 6/15/20

A Saturday night dinner is making Monday special. Treat yourself!

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Shrimp Thai salad. 6/3/20

With temperatures in the upper 90’s I have thrown out my menu for the week and am looking to make dishes that involve minimal cooking. This Thai salad is a riff on the Spicy Pork Thai salad I made a … Continue reading

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New! Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing. 5/28/20

Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing is a quick and relatively easy dinner. I made the brown rice in the oven early in the morning to keep from overheating the kitchen so all I needed to do was make the dressing and … Continue reading

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Two light choices for Memorial Day grilling. 5/21/20

Here are a couple of dinners we have made over the last couple of days. They would be the perfect light dishes for Memorial Day grilling. Portobello mushroom burger with cole slaw and Texas caviar The marinated and grilled mushroom … Continue reading

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Seared scallops with corn and snow peas. 5/16/20

We have a division of labor in our house, John cooks the animal proteins while I take care of the vegetable proteins and veggie sides. Tonight John made his superb seared scallops in a cast iron pan while I sautéed … Continue reading

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Shrimp, rice, bok choy with oyster sauce 5/14/20

Sautéed shrimp is simple to make. White rice is easily prepared. Stir fried bok choy only takes around five minutes to cook. What makes this simple, easy dish delectable? It is the sauce comprised of oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice … Continue reading

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Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 4/24/20

Fancy dinner tonight! This meal is based on a dish from the now defunct Kenwood Grill in Sonoma Valley. It was always a great place to have lunch before or after wine tasting. Although the sauce calls for a lot … Continue reading

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Grilled shrimp, new potatoes, broccoli. 4/18/20

I put the potatoes on to steam and when they were half done (ten minutes) John lit the grill. The potatoes were finished by the time the grill was hot. While John cooked the shrimp, I took the potatoes off … Continue reading

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