Served as an appetizer or entree, these crab-stuffed portobello mushrooms are a rich and elegant addition to the table. Portobellos have a deep, rich flavor in a lovely contrast to the sweetness of crab and the tang of the cheese. If you are unable to find portobellos, other large mushroom caps will also work.
Shrimp is a favorite here, and it goes so well with rice. Most of the ingredients in Shrimp Corn Pilaf are staple items in the kitchen, so it’s quick to throw together on those nights that you don’t feel like getting stuck in the kitchen.
Fried chicken is always a favorite. Add orange and complementary spices, and it becomes something extra special. This easy recipe results in golden brown, tender, juicy, utterly scrumptious chicken.
Alfredo Parsley Potatoes make a delightful change from the standard mashed potato side dish. If you love alfredo sauce, you are going to adore these cheesy, creamy potatoes. If your kids are macaroni and cheese fans, they will flip for alfredo parsley potatoes. The process is simple and completely made on the stove-top.
Chicken Dinner in Foil makes use of an old camping trick that works equally as well in your home kitchen. Cooking meals in foil packets is nothing new to campers. This particular version is one of the most flavorful you will ever taste, although there is nothing exotic about it. Measurements, ingredients, and serving sizes are all easily adaptable, and it is easy enough for even the most basic cook.
Ceviche with Shrimp is one of the most popular dishes for vacationers in the Caribbean and Latin America. It is made by marinating fish and shrimp in citrus juices with herbs and a touch of chile heat. There is no cooking is required, so it is perfect for light summer meals or snacks. It is bright, flavorful, refreshing, and easy to make. Try it as a topper for salads, as a dip with tortilla chips, or just eaten plain as an appetizer. You simply must try this dish to experience the various textures and wonderful flavors. Great for low-carb, low-calorie, and paleo diets.
Gold Potato Pie may well be my favorite potato side dish and will soon become yours. Thin slices of Yukon Gold potatoes are layered into a pie and baked swimming in a garlic Parmesan sauce. It is a nice change from the usual mashed potatoes, and it may be made in advance if need be. If you want to jazz it up a bit, add some chopped ham or bacon bits.
Gingered Pepper Steak, although Asian in origin, has become a comfort food favorite primarily because it is so fast and easy to make. This simple version is stir-fried to completion in under 15 minutes and has few ingredients. You dieters will be very happy with this one because it is also low-fat and low-calorie.