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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

by Pam on November 18, 2013

I found this recipe on Real Simple[1] and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They paired nicely with the rest of the meal and everybody said they were tasty.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
3 slices bacon
1 shallots, sliced
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Real Simple

References

  1. ^ Real Simple (www.realsimple.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

by Pam on June 5, 2013

I picked up a bag of pre-cooked small shrimp recently so I could make shrimp fried rice. I loved the great garlicky flavor the shrimp added to the dish. We all enjoyed the fried rice and my kids especially loved the shrimp. I served this fried rice with the Soy-Sesame Vegetable Sauté[1] and they paired nicely together. Another quick and easy meal that tasted great – I love that.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once cooked, remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel. Crumble and set aside.

Remove all but 1-2 tsp bacon grease from the skillet then add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil to the pan; add the shrimp and 1 clove of minced garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, then remove the shrimp from the pan and place into a bowl. Set aside. Add the remaining minced garlic, ginger and white pieces of the green onion to the pan. Sauté for 60 seconds, stirring constantly then add the rice, crumbled bacon, green parts of the green onion (keeping just a few for garnish), soy sauce and white pepper. Mix the rice thoroughly.

Add the beaten eggs to a separate skillet coated with cooking spray. Cook for 10-20 seconds on each side, flipping it like a pancake, until thoroughly cooked. Remove from pan and cut into small pieces (I used my pizza cutter).

Add the sliced egg to the rice along with the shrimp and mix gently. Taste and add more soy sauce, sea salt, or white pepper if needed. Remove from heat, top with the few remaining green onions and serve. Enjoy!



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Shrimp Fried Rice




Yield: 6-8



Ingredients:

5-6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 cloves of garlic, minced (divided)
2 cups of pre-cooked frozen shrimp, thawed and patted dry
1-2 tbsp canola oil
4 green onions, white part separated from the green part
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
6 cups cold rice – made the day before and refrigerated
2-3 tbsp soy, to taste
Sea salt and White pepper, to taste
2-3 eggs, slightly beaten

Directions:

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once cooked, remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel. Crumble and set aside.

Remove all but 1-2 tsp bacon grease from the skillet then add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil to the pan; add the shrimp and 1 clove of minced garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, then remove the shrimp from the pan and place into a bowl. Set aside. Add the remaining minced garlic, ginger and white pieces of the green onion to the pan. Sauté for 60 seconds, stirring constantly then add the rice, crumbled bacon, green parts of the green onion (keeping just a few for garnish), soy sauce and white pepper. Mix the rice thoroughly.

Add the beaten eggs to a separate skillet coated with cooking spray. Cook for 10-20 seconds on each side, flipping it like a pancake, until thoroughly cooked. Remove from pan and cut into small pieces (I used my pizza cutter).

Add the sliced egg to the rice along with the shrimp and mix gently. Taste and add more soy sauce, sea salt, or white pepper if needed. Remove from heat, top with the few remaining green onions and serve. Enjoy!



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Soy-Sesame Vegetable Sauté (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

by Pam on November 3, 2013

I wanted something quick and easy to serve for dinner. I found some frozen shrimp and decided to finally try Ina Garten’s[1] roasted shrimp cocktail. I simply seasoned the shrimp with a drizzle of olive oil then some sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. I roasted them for less than 10 minutes and served them with a sauce made from a combination of ketchup and wasabi horseradish that my sister Dana got me hooked on a few years ago. The shrimp were tender, delicious, and so tasty dipped in the sauce! This dish was a HUGE hit with the whole family and I will be making it again soon.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Combine the ketchup and wasabi horseradish in a small dish then stir until well combined. Set aside.

Peel and devein shrimp making sure to leave the tails on. Drizzle the shrimp with the olive oil then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.

Place into the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Place onto a serving tray and serve with the prepared sauce. Enjoy.



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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail




Yield: 4

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

Roasted Shrimp:

1 lb of frozen shrimp, thawed
2 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste

Ketchup and Wasabi Sauce:

1/4 cup of Ketchup
Wasabi Horseradish, to taste (I used 2-3 tsp)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Combine the ketchup and wasabi horseradish in a small dish then stir until well combined. Set aside.

Peel and devein shrimp making sure to leave the tails on. Drizzle the shrimp with the olive oil then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.

Place into the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Place onto a serving tray and serve with the prepared sauce. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Ina Garten

 

References

  1. ^ Ina Garten’s (www.foodnetwork.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)