Thursday, July 8, 2010

Recipes!

I'm always on the look-out for delicious, new recipes, so I thought I'd share a couple with you! Recently I've been OBSESSED with corn tortillas...I have no idea why, but I love them! I'm always trying to figure out how I can eat more of them. One night, I decided that shrimp tacos sounded amazing (which is weird because I had never eaten them...must have been the corn tortilla addiction talking) so I whipped some up, and they turned out really yummy!

First, I grilled the shrimp (you'll want about 6 per taco if they're medium sized) in a grill pan on the stove and seasoned them with just salt pepper and lime. Be careful not to overcook them, or they will become kinda tough. While the shrimp cooked I mixed up half of a diced avocado, a handful of halved grape tomatoes, salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and lime juice. Once the shrimp finish cooking, warm the corn tortillas in the pan and and top with the shrimp, tomato-avocado salad and cheese. I also made quesadillas with these same ingredients, and they were delish too!


Then last night, I made Balsamic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin from TastyKitchen, and it was SOOO good! The only thing I really did differently from the recipe was cook it on a lower temperature (400 for 35-40 minutes) and I used ground ginger rather than fresh. Oh, I also boiled the reduction for about 10 minutes instead of 3 because I'm terrified of food-born illnesses-ha! Seriously, I'm a freak when it comes to sanitation. We had our pork tenderloin with steamed broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes...definitely a healthy meal.


If you're looking for something to add into your dinner rotations, either of these would be great options. I'm all about satisfying, healthy, and inexpensive meals! Have any other ideas for me?? I'd love to see your favs! :)

2 comments:

Shelley said...

I am going to have to try the shrimp tacos. I have done FISH tacos with tilapia and a cabbage slaw. It is YUMMY! It is like GUEROS it downtown Austin. You serve them on corn tortillas too with lime juice!

michelle said...

i've missed reading your sweet blog in my long absence. loved catching up on what's going on with the galushas, and am thinking about shrimp tacos for dinner soon, thanks!

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