Shrimp Scampi

I’ve been a baaaad blogger lately, I know. Life happens, though! I also went through a bit of a recipe rut, but I’m happy to say I think I’m back on track.

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It’s that time of year in NC when the shrimp are running BIG. I got some amazing jumbo shrimp from our trusty CJ’s Shrimp and after making Shrimp and Grits the night before, I wanted to do something a little lighter with the remaining shrimp. Shrimp Scampi it was. I had almost all of the ingredients already on hand, so a no brainer.

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Vietnamese style Chicken Salad´╗┐

I have a confession to make. One of the last things on my priority list is working out and, for me, eating salads every day gets OLD. I do, however, try to make a point to have a salad for lunch as much as possible. That means, I have to keep them interesting! I can’t eat the same salad every day. I just can’t. I’ll get burnt out and then just not eat salad at all. One of my favorite salads of all time is a Grilled Pork Vietnamese Salad. It’s savory and fresh, but it’s a little hard to throw together for a quick lunch. This post focuses on a similar salad that’s much easier to put together but with the same satisfaction. Note to self: Make Grilled Pork Vietnamese Salad soon and write a new post.

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Pork Tacos (and all the fixin’s!)

Hi Everyone! I mentioned in my Cuban Style Pork Roast post that my husband and I wanted to try something new with the finished roast outside of the normal black beans and rice accompaniments. Again, those sides are killer and a go-to, but we just wanted something fresh and exciting!

We recently discovered one of our local Latino Supermarkets, Los Portales Supermarket, and after asking probably a few too many questions (we were giddy with excitement), we found out that there were housemade corn tortillas at the back counter. THEY WERE STILL WARM! swoon. So, tacos it was! I took to Pinterest as I normally do and decided this was going to be my menu:

  • Pork
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mango Salsa
  • Salsa Verde
  • Pineapple Mango Hot Sauce
  • Avocado, Radishes, Onion, Cilantro, Cotija, Mexican Crema (or Sour Cream)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Saffron Rice
  • Black Beans

(SEE, I still couldn’t resist the rice and beans!)

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