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Tomato and Herb Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Salad

  • 5 tomatoes (assorted varieties, including yellow and/or heirlooms), sliced or cut into wedges
  • 1 cup small grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet onion (such as Walla Walla or Maui)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves

Tomato and Herb Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. In small bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended.
  2. On large platter, arrange tomatoes and onion. Drizzle dressing over tomatoes and onion. Sprinkle with basil, parsley and oregano.

Shrimp Primavera Recipe (Olive Garden)

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/3 ounce Butter or margarine
  • 1 package Knorr Romaglio Pasta — (1 ounce) Sauce Mix or similar
  • 28 ounces canned tomatoes – crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper – crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Vegetables

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms – halved
  • 1 cup green peppers — 1″ squares
  • 1  cup red peppers — 1″ squares
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion — 1″ squares
  • 1 pound linguini – cooked
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cooked — peeled and deveined

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 3-qt pan over medium heat. Add remaining sauce ingredients.

  2. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes. In a large sauté pan, melt 2 TB butter. Sauté veggies about 3 minutes until crisp-tender. Ad to the sauce and  simmer 5 more minutes. When pasta is almost done, stir shrimp into
    sauce to heat through. Do not boil. Spoon Shrimp Primavera sauce over hot linguini.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
  • 4 ounces linguine, cooked al dente
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (your recipe, Cajun Seasoning Mix or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 thinly sliced green onion
  • 12 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon dried basil
  • 18 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 18 teaspoon garlic powder

Garnish

  • 14cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.
  4. Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.

Mild Salsa Recipe (Chi Chi’s)

Ingredients

  • 14-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 large green onions, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, cored and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of Tabasco hot sauce to taste

Directions

  1. Cut up stewed tomatoes and combine in saucepan with onions, fresh tomato, salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 3 minutes. Put half of mixture through a blender to mince but not to puree. Return to remaining half of mixture. Cool and refrigerate tightly to use in a few weeks. Freezes well for 6 months.
  2. For hot salsa, add 1 teaspoon canned green chopped chilies or to taste.

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4-6 tablespoons (1/2 to ¾ stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, small dice
  • 4 slices country-style white bread
  • 4 thin slices Wisconsin Provolone Cheese
  • ½ cup arugula
  • 1 cup cooked lobster, coarsely copped

Directions

  1. In small bowl stir together butter and chili paste. Set aside. In medium bowl stir together Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, scallions and tomatoes. Spread Mascarpone mixture over each bread slice, evenly dividing.
  2. Top Mascarpone on 2 slices with 2 Provolone slices followed by arugula, evenly dividing. Arrange lobster in even layer over arugula, then top with remaining Provolone slices followed by remaining bread slices, Mascarpone-side-down.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, melt 2-3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Place sandwiches in skillet and spread remaining butter over sandwich tops. Cook sandwiches until bottom bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully flip sandwiches, pressing down gently. Continue cooking additional 3 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and filling is warm and melted.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Chili Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 package (5 oz.) Spring Mix
  • 1 package (16 oz.) Cooked Shrimp, 71/110 count, peeled, deveined, thawed and blotted dry
  • 1 avocado, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 11/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Quick and Easy Shrimp Salad Recipe

Directions

  1. To make dressing, stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. Put greens, shrimp, avocado and tomatoes in a salad bowl.
  3. Add as much dressing as desired and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Divide among plates.

Serve the salad with ciabatta breads.

Seafood Creole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c  Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c  Flour,all-purpose
  • 1 c  Water,hot
  • 1 lb Shrimp,shelled/deveined
  • 1 lb Fish fillets,fresh,1″ cubes
  • 1 cn Tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 1/2 c  Parsley,chopped
  • 1/4 c  Green bell pepper,chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves,finely chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Thyme
  • 1 pn Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Lemon slice,seeded
  • 3 c  Rice,hot cooked

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet; blend in flour, stirring constantly, until brown (be careful not to scorch).
  2. Add water gradually and cook until thick and smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except rice; cover and simmer 12 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leaves and lemon slice.
  5. Serve spooned over hot cooked rice.

Big Mac Salad Recipe

Jordon loves Big Macs but since he started chemotherapy, he can’t keep down a lot of breads.  So this easy to make salad means he can enjoy a Big Mac again and I can premake it and have some ready when he is.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 6 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salad croutons
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle slices
  • Thousand Island salad dressing

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine beef and steak seasoning, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twenty 1/2-in.-thick patties. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, burgers, cheese, croutons, tomato, onion and pickles. Serve with salad dressing.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 160°. Yield: 4 servings.