Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Purple Passion Asparagus

January 12, 2017 at 5:56 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Purple Passion Asparagus

 

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I made a favorite, Skillet Potatoes and Ham. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes fried-shrimp-w-roasted-butternut-squash-and-purple-passion-aspar-007Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped everything with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar and a fried Sunny Side Up Egg. After Breakfast I had to get ready to go to the Funeral Home. A friend of mine I used to work with had passed away. Warm weather out there to be January. Raining but the low was only 54 degrees overnight and had a high in the low 60’s! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Purple Passion Asparagus.

 

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While at Kroger yesterday they were just bringing out more of the huge Freshwater Shrimp, and i just can’t pass those up! I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix, first time I tried this one.

 

 

 

 

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Poured about 1 inch of olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . The McCormick Cracker Meal Mix was excellent! Nice crunch and seasoning!

 
Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! This fried-shrimp-w-baked-fingerling-potatoes-and-roasted-butternut-s-002has quickly become a family favorite. I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

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To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and season and sprinkle with the Crumbled Bacon. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning, Bacon and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

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For a side dish I had picked up some more of the Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer. Second time we’ve had this. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

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To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and that slight sweet taste to it. Really like this over the Green Asparagus! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix adds extra crunchiness to fried and baked foods. All ingredients have been specially selected to provide a superior coating that seals in natural juices for fish, seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables.

Ingredients
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid), Whey (Milk), Dextrose, And Soybean Oil.

Serving sizemccormick-cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix
1/4 cup Mix (32g)

All You Need
1/2 cup Cracker Meal
1 lb. Fish or Seafood*
Water or Milk
Vegetable Oil
Directions
1. POUR Cracker Meal into shallow dish or large plastic bag. Moisten fish, cut into serving-size pieces, or seafood with water or milk. Shake off excess.
2. COAT fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Cracker Meal. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Cracker Meal. Fry as directed below. Serve with McCormick® Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce. Use the entire package to coat 4 lbs. fish or seafood.

*Best with tilapia, trout, catfish, shrimp, or scallops. Also try with shucked oysters and clams, or soft-shell crabs (pierce several times before coating).

Pan Fry: Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350°F on medium heat. Fry fish, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Oven Fry: Cover bottom of shallow baking pan with melted butter. Arrange fish or seafood in a single layer in pan; turn to coat with butter. Bake in preheated 425ºF oven 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown around edges and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Flavorful Tips:
• For a thicker coating, dip fish in a mixture of 3 tbsp. milk and 2 beaten eggs before coating with Cracker Meal.
• Coat boneless skinless chicken breast halves or chicken parts as directed. Bake in 400ºF oven 20 to 30 minutes for chicken breast halves or 45 to 50 minutes for chicken parts.
• Use Cracker Meal instead of bread crumbs when making meat loaf or meat balls.
http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/breading-and-batters/cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes

December 15, 2016 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Green Giant, potatoes, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes

 

 

 

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Ohh baby its Cold Outside! The temperature was around 7 degrees but the windchill was minus 7! So for Breakfast on this cold morning I prepared a Ham and Cheese Omelet. I made the Omelet with 2 Eggs, Meijer Diced Ham, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Topped it off my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, which tasted real good in this Winter weather.

 

 

 

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Outside we only had a high of 18 degrees but the windchill kept it around 11 degrees. Staying in today, so I baked a few loaves of Pillsbury Nut quick Bread. Then I hit the closet in my bedroom that looked more like a dump! Straightened that up and got my Winter coats Sweats out of our storage closet. Washed a few of the Pullovers and Sweaters. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Fried Shrimp w/ Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and Green Beans/ Diced Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

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While at Kroger yesterday I seen they had more of that huge Freshwater Shrimp, and just can’t pass those up! To prepare them I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined. Then I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I used this for the first time a while back and really like the coating it gives the Shrimp.

 

 

 

 

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Poured about 1 inch of olive oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat. Take the peeled shrimp, mix 1/2 cup Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri with 1/2 cup water in medium bowl. Pour additional 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri onto plate or into plastic bag. Dip shrimp in the batter. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in remaining 1/2 cup Shrimp Fri until evenly coated. Discard any remaining batter in bowl or Shrimp Fri on plate or in plastic bag. Fry the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels and served. The Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri is an excellent breading for Shrimp! Nice light coating with good flavor.

 

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Then I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. As good and sweeter than fresh Corn on the Cob. As all frozen Green Giant Products, the items always taste fresh when prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

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For another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Giant® Extra Sweet Corn-on-the-Cob Mini EarsGreen Giant Mini Ears of Corn

2 mini-ears of extra sweet corn-on-the-cob. Picked at the Peak of Perfection®, Kosher

Instructions: Cooking Directions: Stove-Top: 1. Place desired amount of frozen corn-on-the-cob in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover corn. Heat to boiling over high heat. 2. Cover; reduce heat slightly. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Remove from water with tongs. Microwave: 1. Place 1/4 cup water and up to 8 ears of frozen corn-on-the-cob in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish. 2. Cover; microwave on high as directed below, turning corn over halfway through cook time, until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Caution: Hot! Avoid steam! Remove from water with tongs. Cook 2 ears 6 to 12 minutes. Cook 4 ears 10 to 16 minutes. Cook 6 ears 12 to 18 minutes. Cook 8 ears 14 to 20 minutes., Keep frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size61G
Servings Per Container12
Amount Per Serving
Calories50
Calories From Fat5
% Daily Value
Total Fat0.51
Saturated Fat0 G0
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol0 Mg0
Sodium0 Mg0
Total Carbohydrate9 G3
Dietary Fiber2 G7
Sugars4 G
Protein2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato

May 19, 2016 at 4:55 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Giant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato

 
For Breakfast this morning I scrambled 2 medium size Eggs and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After that I headed to Meijer for a few sale items that they have Giant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato 017this week. Stopped by the bank, stopped by Walgreen for a prescription, and stopped to get gas before returning home. Dad’s blood pressure is back to normal so they didn’t have to take him to the hospital for the transfusion. But he’s still at the rehab center, and probably be there a while. I didn’t visit him today, I stayed home and got caught up on some household chores. It’s another picture perfect day out, sunny and high in the upper 60’s! Did get some time in the late afternoon to get the cart out for a while to enjoy the sun. For dinner tonight something new, I prepared Giant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato.

 

 

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I was at Kroger yesterday looking for some ideas for dinner this week and ended up buying a Boneless Pork Tenderloin Roast, some Boar’s Head Beef Salami and Black Forest Ham, and tonight’s dinner items Extra Large Fresh Water Shrimp and Stuffed Clams. Some of the largest Shrimp I’ve had in quite some time and they are Fresh Water Shrimp, which I’ve never tried before. The Clams came already stuffed with the Clam Meat and Spices.

 

 

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So for the Shrimp I’m using a recipe from My Recipes website, Giant Garlic Shrimp. To make this dish I’ll need; 3 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Fresh Water Shrimp (peeled and deveined), 2 tablespoons minced Garlic, Juice of 1 Lemon, and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Italian Seasoning, and Dried Parsley.

 

 

 
To prepare it I started by cleaning the Shrimp and peeled and deveined them. I then melted the Butter in a large frying pan over high heat. Added the Shrimp and cooked on one side until bright pink. Turned the shrimp over and Giant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato 005add garlic. Cooked until completely pink, about 4 to 5 minutes. Removed from the heat and added lemon juice and salt. Arranged them on a plate and drizzled them with the pan juices. Wow, nice recipe! Fantastic flavor with the Shrimp and as I had said this was the first time I tried the Fresh water Shrimp and really liked them! Served with some Louisiana Remoulade Sauce, perfect for my Stuffed Clams also. The original recipe and web link are at the end of the post.

 

 

 

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For my Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 14 minutes. The first Stuffed Clams I’ve had in forever! And they were the bomb! Meaty and seasoned just right and the Louisiana Remoulade Sauce is perfect to dip it in. I also baked a small Russet Potato that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Peppercorn Medley. To drink I had a Diet Peach Snapple. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
Giant Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound large (16 to 20 per lb.) shrimp, peeled and deveinedGiant Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Clams, and Baked Potato 008
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preparation

Melt butter in a large frying pan (not nonstick) over high heat. Add shrimp and cook on one side until bright pink. Turn shrimp over and add garlic. Cook until completely pink, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and salt. Arrange on a plate and drizzle with pan juices.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information
Calories 75
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Protein 7.3 g
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 178 mg
Cholesterol 76 mg

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/giant-garlic-shrimp

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