For my little Valentine’s Day Soirée, we went with an Asian theme. Shrimp Tandoori was the main dish and it was quite tasty if you ask me. It’s pretty easy too!
1 1/2lbs peeled and deveined shrimp
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
1 tablespoon fresh mixed garlic
1 cup Greek yogurt
Fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon garam masala
Kosher salt and black pepper
Rinse the shrimp.
Peel the garlic and ginger.
All minced up.
In a large mixing bowl combine shrimp with ginger and garlic. Squeeze in fresh lime juice.
Add in the Greek yogurt.
Add a tablespoon of garam masala.
Add the kosher salt.
Fresh black pepper.
Mix all of the together and let it marinate in the fridge for an hour.
Ok, now we are ready to cook!
Put a tablespoon or two of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp become a pink color.
Yumm! I served my shrimp tandoori with yellow rice and cilantro-coconut chutney (recipe coming soon!).
The cooler weather definitely has me craving some more hearty dishes but with plenty of summer produce in the stores and my love for avocados this dish really hit the spot. The avocado really tames the heat of the jalapeño and cilantro while allowing their flavors to still come through. This would be great as side or paired with grilled chicken.
Half a bushel of Cilantro
Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
Half a fresh Jalapeño
Chop up the avocados, cilantro, jalapeño and garlic.
Place into a food processor.
After pulsing for a while, it should start to look like this. Keep pulsing and add some olive oil. To get it this creamy, you’ll probably have to use a spoon and stir in between pulsing.
After completely blended, add some fresh lime juice.
Now, blend in some Goat Cheese. If you’re not a Goat Cheese fan, feta would work although it might not be as creamy.
After boiling the pasta, drain. I stirred the avocado mixture with pasta right in the pot while still warm. This helped everything blend together really smoothly.
Place on a plate and serve! I topped it with a little more Goat Cheese, yummy!