Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

December 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM | Posted in shrimp, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese
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For Breakfast I Scrambled 2 medium size Eggs, Prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hashbrowns, and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter). Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a lot rain, and even thunder, overnight. It broke a record high temperature yesterday, 70 degrees! And today wasn’t bad, mostly sunny and 43 degrees. Drove over to a friend of mine house. He had a heart bypass and is finally back home. Says he feels better now than he’s felt in the last 2 years. He looked and sounded great! On the way back home stopped the ATM and then got gas before heading back home. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese.
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While at Kroger yesterday I purchased some more of the huge Freshwater Shrimp.I rinsed them off in cold water and removed the shells, they were already deveined, and put them in a Hefty Zip Bag in the fridge. To prepare these I’m using Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix.
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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 6cup 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 great flavor.
Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese (2)
To go with the Shrimp I prepared a box of Kraft – Velveeta Rotini and Cheese, Whole Grain. I don’t use a lot of Mac and Cheese due to the calories and carbs but the Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese isn’t too bad, plus every now and then doesn’t hurt. To prepare it; Boil  6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. And you have some creamy and cheesy Mac and Cheese! It’s just a flat out Pasta and Cheese Comfort Food Heaven! Excellent tasting Rotini Pasta and with the Cheese, perfect. Shrimp and Pasta is a perfect pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.
ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®zatarains-shrimp-fri
Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri combines a unique blend of ingredients for crispy, golden and easy-to-make shrimp every time. The delicious, golden coating is perfect for shrimp and even fried vegetables – with real lemon added.
Usage tips
DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. FOR 1 lb. 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.
3. DIP shrimp in 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.
4. FRY shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. COAT and fry shrimp as directed above.
Note: For thicker coating, dip shrimp in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in Shrimp Fri. Repeat.
Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 70
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 820mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 16g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-shrimp-fri
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Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

December 3, 2016 at 5:45 PM | Posted in potatoes, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I made a favorite, Skillet Potatoes and Ham. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes fried-shrimp-w-baked-fingerling-potatoes-and-roasted-butternut-s-008Steakhouse 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. Mom and Dad wanted McDonald’s again so I went there to pick up Breakfast for them. Today was the funeral for my god friend that passed away a couple of days ago. May he rest in peace. Back home didn’t do a whole lot, just relaxed and watched some College Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash

 

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While at Kroger yesterday I seen they had some more of the huge Freshwater Shrimp, and couldn’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 Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. I used this for the first time just last week and I’m using it again.

 

 

 
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 fried-shrimp-with-rotini-and-cheese-006cup 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.

 

 
Then for one side I prepared Baked Fingerling Potatoes. I used the remainder of Fingerling Potatoes that I had Sweet Asian Wings fingerling fries 001purchased at Jungle Jim’s the other day. To start I first washed the Potatoes off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. I love Fingerling Potatoes, probably my favorite Potato. Just love how easy they cook up and taste.

 

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Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! 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, 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 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 and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! For Dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®

Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri combines a unique blend of ingredients for crispy, golden and easy-to-make shrimp every time. The delicious, golden coating is perfect for shrimp and even fried vegetables – with real lemon added.

Usage tipszatarains-shrimp-fri

DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. FOR 1 lb. 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.
3. DIP shrimp in 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.
4. FRY shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. COAT and fry shrimp as directed above.

Note: For thicker coating, dip shrimp in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in Shrimp Fri. Repeat.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 70
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 820mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 16g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-shrimp-fri

Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

November 12, 2016 at 6:02 PM | Posted in shrimp, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese

 

 

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For Breakfast on this chilly Saturday Morning I Scrambled 2 medium size Eggs and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s our coldest morning in quite a while, 28 degrees! After Breakfast, Mom and Dad wanted McDonald’s for Breakfast so I went up and got it for them. Noticed that gas now has dropped to $1.71 a gallon. Not a lot to do today. Did some cleaning around the house. Had everything done so I kicked back and caught up on some programs I had recorded and watching some College Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp with Rotini and Cheese.

 

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While at Kroger the day before I saw they had some huge White Shrimp, and I couldn’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 Zatarain’s Shrimp Fri – Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix. First time preparing Shrimp using the Zatarain’s.

 

 

 

 

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Poured about 1 inch of light 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.

 

Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese (2)
To go with the Shrimp I prepared a box of Kraft – Velveeta Rotini and Cheese, Whole Grain. I don’t use a lot of Mac and Cheese due to the calories and carbs but the Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese isn’t too bad, plus every now and then doesn’t hurt. To prepare it; Boil 6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. And you have some creamy and cheesy Mac and Cheese! It’s just a flat out Pasta and Cheese Comfort Food Heaven! Excellent tasting Rotini Pasta and with the Cheese, perfect.

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® Seasoned Shrimp Fri®

Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp Fri combines a unique blend of ingredients for crispy, golden and easy-to-make shrimp every time. The delicious, golden coating is perfect for shrimp and even fried vegetables – with real lemon added.

Usage tips

DEEP FRYING DIRECTIONS zatarains-shrimp-fri
1. FILL deep fryer no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.
2. FOR 1 lb. 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.
3. DIP shrimp in 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.
4. FRY shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil until light golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

PAN FRYING DIRECTIONS
1. POUR 1 inch of vegetable oil into large skillet. Heat oil to 350°F on medium heat.fried-shrimp-with-rotini-and-cheese-004
2. COAT and fry shrimp as directed above.

Note: For thicker coating, dip shrimp in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 lightly beaten egg. Shake off excess. Roll or shake shrimp in Shrimp Fri. Repeat.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 70
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 820mg
Sugar: 0g
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrates: 16g
http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/seasoned-shrimp-fri

 

 

 

 

 

Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese

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* It’s the creamiest
* Whole grain rotini pasta
* Great source of calcium
* A side dish your family will love
It’s the creamiest, creamy cheese sauce and shell pasta. Only Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese Dinner has the rich, creamy cheese sauce that makes your everyday meals special. This product can be part of a wholesome meal and it is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and a good source of iron. Serve up the best side of dinner your family will love in Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini and Cheese Dinner. Made with the smooth, creamy Velveeta cheese sauce and 50% whole grain pasta, it’s the perfect match for any meal.
Directions
Make it tonight! Boil 6 cups water. Stir in shell pasta. Cook 8-10 min., Stirring occasionally. Note: don’t overcook pasta. Drain pasta, don’t rinse. Return it to pan. Add cheese sauce; stir. Makes about 3 servings.
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Whole Durum Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat Semolina Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Milk, Whey, Water, Canola Oil, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Sodium Alginate, Lactic Acid, Oleoresin Paprika [Color], Natural Flavor, Cheese Culture, Enzymes, Annatto [Color], Sorbic Acid As A Preservative). Contains: Wheat, Milk.

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