Talk about a quick and easy, yet tasty dinner. I paired with a nice salad and a good Pinot Noir.
For the Grits:
3 cups water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking or regular grits not instant
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, about 2 ounces ( I used about 4 oz)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, about 1 ounce, plus additional for serving
1/4 cup chopped green onions white and green parts, plus additional for serving
For the Shrimp:
2 teaspoons EVOO
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, 25 count, peeled and deveined, with tails on
In a 3 quart saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt, then slowly add the grits in a thin stream, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the grits thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in the butter, black pepper, cheeses, and green onions.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the olive oil, garlic, paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss gently to coat. Spread the shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Roast the shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes, until just pink and cooked through.
Serve a top the grits, sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese and green onions.
Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for over thirty years, I love Salmon of all types and cooked in a variety of different ways. I found this sort of accidentally online and thought I might try it with some of the beautiful parsley I grow in my herb garden. I planted my garden several months ago and it is finally starting to take off. The following bright and flavorful parsley oil makes a great salmon sauce. I served it with bacon wrapped asparagus for the perfect dinner. We paired it with a nice Pinot Noiir.
For the parsley salmon sauce: 1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 large clove garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the Whole30 salmon: 4 3-ounce salmon llets, skin on 2 tablespoons olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper
First, make the salmon sauce: combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and pulse until very smooth. Pour into a jar, and set aside.
Next, sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the salmon llets, and heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Preheat the oven to 400-degrees F.
Add the olive oil to the pan, and then add the salmon, SKIN SIDE DOWN.
Watch the salmon cook on the edges. When it’s half-way cooked, move the skillet to the oven to nish cooking. No need to ip this salmon!
Cook the salmon in the oven to your desired level of doneness. I like my salmon a little red in the middle, so I cook it for 8-10 minutes, but if you prefer it all the way done, cook it for 12-15 minutes.
Remove the salmon from the skillet, place on a serving dish and drizzle with the pars
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is one of the best recipes for easy entertaining! Cook it in the oven, on the grill, or stove. Crispy and flavorful every time! It is so easy in the oven and you can cook it at the same temperature as the fish. I like to make many things with asparagus. The other night we had a simple asparagus soup. I used the leftover asparagus, cut up and added to our dinner salad.
1 pound asparagus spears trimmed (about 20 to 24 spears)
1 Tbl Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 strips thick-cut bacon
Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. For easy cleanup, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. ( and I put tin foil under this to make sure there is no mess)
Place the asparagus in a large bowl or on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Count the spears and divide the total number by 8. Gather that number of spears (likely 2 to 4 spears, depending upon their thickness) and hold them together in a single bundle. Starting midway to the top, wrap the bundle with one piece of bacon (overlap the starting end of the bacon slightly to secure it) and place the bundle on the prepared baking sheet, seam-side down. Repeat with the remaining spears.
Bake until the bacon is crisp and the asparagus is tender, about 22 to 28 minutes, depending upon the thickness of your bacon and how crisp you’d like it to be. Serve warm or at room temperature.
You can add additional toppings, such as balsamic glaze, cheese, honey, and more!
Thought you might like to see a photo of my growing, still growing Herb Garden in California.
Note that the parsley is taking over the world and the chives are not doing so well yet! Hopefully they will take off growing soon, as they tried to take over my garden in Washington.
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the cauliflower florets to the pot and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse the florets with cold water. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook for 8-10 minutes until browned, using a spoon to break into small pieces. Stir in the onion, garlic, and thyme. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the tomatoes and juices to the pan and cook for 5 minutes more. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the skillet from heat and carefully stir in the cauliflower. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with almond flour. Bake for 20 minutes, and then turn the oven to broil and cook an additional 3-5 minutes. Garnish with parsley to serve.