I decided to make this a tips post instead of a regular recipe post just because it is more simple than a regular recipe. Anyway, I have been trying to perfect my green bean cooking technique, and I think it is still a work in progress, but I am willing to write down some of my main ideas I have learned.Continue reading
I’ve talked before about how I like cooking seafood sous vide style because it helps keep the food tender and still tasty. When I was visiting one of our special grocery stores I saw they had shrimp on sale. I wasn’t planning on getting any originally but decided to get them with the sale. But, this meant that I needed to have a recipe for them.
Last minute I changed my mind from making a recipe I had made before and instead tried this one. It was so good and makes shrimp scampi super easy. The shrimp tastes like lemon and garlic, but also has a strong shrimp flavor. AND it isn’t overcooked!
It took some time, but we have a full family that likes shrimp now. Some of it has been learning the best ways to cook it that keep it from being too tough but still tasty with good texture.
I’m not normally the come up with recipes completely out of thin air type. I don’t know if that will ever be me. But, I do sometimes make my own thing after being inspired by other recipes. I wanted to do something special for some salmon we had. In a cookbook I found a recipe that used mint (not our favorite ingredient), parsley, and lemon along with a few other ingredients. I decided to take from that and come up with something using what I had on hand. It ended up delicious and something I will make (or riff on) again.
During all of the crazy snow we had this winter, my in-laws were visiting and had their flight cancelled. Not normally a big problem but the grocery stores were stripped clean of essentials which made meal-planning tricky. I was lucky that I had already picked up ingredients for this, originally thinking it would just be for the four of us, but it ended up feeding the six of us with leftovers. And, it was so easy!
For today’s recipe I came across a recipe that looked fairly simple and fast but still appealing to us. I made some changes and it was so easy and delicious!
We had some friends visit us from San Francisco recently and they were kind enough to gift all of us with fun toys. They got me a sous vide gadget. Now, K’s brother uses one frequently but I’ve never considered getting one. It seemed too fancy for me, and too complicated. But, since I now had one, of course I had to use it and try it out! I did some research and decided that a shrimp dish would both be the easiest (it’s hard to undercook shrimp) and make the most sense to appreciate the tool (perfectly cooked shrimp that tastes extra shrimpy because of the technique sounds great!).