Saturday, February 9, 2013

Holy Snow Storm!! :)

Happy Saturday!

I'm not sure about you, but when its this snowy and chilly out, I tend to hibernate and cook!  Mmm nothing better than experimenting in your kitchen while the snow is falling.  The other night I had a few random items that I needed to use in my fridge, a "clean out the fridge" dinner!

Here's what I came up with!

 Spicy Walnut Pesto Shrimp and Green Beans 
Cauliflower Puree

What you'll need: (serves 2)

12-14 shrimp (fresh or thawed)
2 handfuls of green beans (or asparagus)
2-3 shallots or 1/2 onion (chopped fine)
1 head of cauliflower
3 tbsp of pesto (your choice of flavour OR homemade)
1 tsp of dried chilis (optional)
2 green onions or parsley (for puree and final plating)
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

What to do:

Heat oil in a medium/large pan. Saute onions until translucent on low/med heat. Add green beans and cook until nearly done, but still have some crunch and texture.
Add shrimp and cook until firm and nice and pink!
Meanwhile: Steam cauliflower, and throw cooked cauliflower in your food processor with some fresh parsley, olive oil and salt/pepper. Process on low until it reaches desired texture, I like it nearly smooth.
Final steps: Add pesto to the beans and shrimp, heat through but not enough that it separates. On your plates smooth out a little mountain of cauliflower, and top with with beans and shrimp! Add some green onions or fresh parsley for colour! Enjoy :)
Until next time, bon appetite xox

1 comment:

  1. This has become a staple meal in my diet - I absolutely LOVE it!
    Thanks for the recipe :)