Monday, April 04, 2011


I have two recipes to share with you guys today; both from the website Coastal Living.
And of course, when you think of the Coast what kind of food do you think of?
Of course; seafood!
I couldn't decide which one to post so I am going to post both of them up. One a shrimp recipe and one a fish recipe. They both look and sound delicious and I will definitely be trying these soon. Hope you guys enjoy when and if you try.
Actually, you better try and then share! Let us know what you thought of the recipes.
Bon Appetit!

Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho
Yield: Makes 2 entree or 4 side dish servings

1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into pieces
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into pieces
1/2 English cucumber, cut into pieces
1/2 small sweet onion, cut into pieces
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 yellow tomatoes, seeded and cut into pieces
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & fresh ground black pepper

1. Combine garlic and next 7 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add tomatoes to food processor, and process until almost smooth. Stir tomatoes into vegetable mixture. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

2. Toss shrimp in olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until done. Pour soup into bowls; top with shrimp.


Roast Cod with Garlic Butter
Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 large garlic clove, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1-1/2 tablespoons minced prosciutto di Parma
1 tablespoon almond, rice, or all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 (7-ounce) skinless cod fillets
Garnish: Lemon Wedges

1. Stir together first 10 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a wide, deep, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the cod fillets with salt and pepper, and cook for 4 minutes. Turn fillets over; cook 1 minute.

3. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter mixture over the top of each fillet; transfer skillet to oven, and bake at 450° for 2 minutes or until fish is just cooked through and opaque in the center.

4. Add any remaining butter to pan, and let melt, stirring with juices in pan; spoon over fish, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

That's it, that's all guys.
Sounds insanely easy to make either and I am excited to give it a try...especially with my new healthy eating attitude {no, not a diet, a new lifestyle!}.
If you guys give it a shot before I do then make sure to tell me what it was like and if you would change anything!



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  2. Actually I'm not a big fish fan, but the second recipe sounds really good! I think I'll try it.
    Have a look at my blog again!
    xx Vivi

  3. Glad you'll give it a try! Make sure you keep us updated on what you thought of it. :)


  4. Ooooooh, that fish looks SOOO yummy! :))