Coquilles St. Jacques

Time: 1 hour When I was growing up, my parents would take us to a fancy restaurant in Cold Lake, Alberta, called Fridays. My favorite dish was their Coquilles St. Jacques. To me, this was fancy, delicious, comforting food… best day (Jour Meilleur) Music Selection: OrelSan – Jour Meilleur Ingredients: 3 large potatoes, peeled and…

Paella

Time: 1 hour This is a one dish meal, so a great way to make a hearty, healthy meal without a big mess. The flavours are more enhanced with a bit of extra salt, so add/salt pepper throughout the cooking process to get the flavours you desire. Music Selection: Jota Dance Ingredients: 4 ½ cups…

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Time: 25 minutes Better Days include making this amazingly fast and tasty pasta dish. It is a great entree or a side dish to steak or chicken. Make this day your “better day”. Music Selection: Better Days (featuring Justin Timberlake) – Better Days Ahead Ingredients: 1 lb fresh or cooked shrimp 3 Tbsp cajun seasoning…

Tuscany Shrimp Pasta

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Rocco Hunt & Ana Mena – A Un Passo Dalla Luna When you make this dish “you will smile”. It is a hearty and healthy dish that blends divine flavours that will make you smile every time you think of this dish and when you make it! Enjoy… Ingredients: 454…

Bourbon & Dill Shrimp Appetizer

Time: 20 minutes I have made this recipe easily a dozen times as it is so easy and so very tasty. It comes from a skillet recipe book that I have, but it is such a sophisticated appetizer, I paired it with the theme from the Godfather. Truly for the suave and debonair… Music Selection:…

Summer Salad Rolls

Time: 25 minutes I am on an appetizer run lately… I am trying to build up my appetizer recipes as I always struggle coming up with an appetizer to make! This is an easy one to make. For the longest time, I was a bit intimidated with using rice wrappers, but they are simple to…

Shrimp Omelette

Time: 15 minutes “Oh, I could hide ‘neath the wings of the bluebird as she singsThe six o’clock alarm would never ringBut it rings and I rise wipe the sleep out of my eyesThe shavin’ razor’s cold, and it stings Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it meanTo a daydream believer and a homecoming…

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

Time: 20 minutes This is a quick, healthy seafood pasta dish that is deliciously filling. Inspired by the pasta, I am pairing it with Patrizio Buanne in this funny tune that is a dialogue between a mother and a daughter who wants her mom to find her a husband because the “moon is in the…

Shrimp Toast (Skagen)

Time: 15 minutes I was at a nice restaurant recently whose menu focuses on traditional Scandinavian and french cuisine. One of the lunch items was Skagen, which my friend, who lived in Sweden for several years, had to have for nostalgic reasons… and also for the absolute delightful flavours! I’ve recreated this dish for my…

Savoury Shrimp Salad

Time: 20 minutes Serves 2 Music Selection: Gladys Knight & the Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia When you just need something quick, healthy and delicious, consider this salad. I like it because it is quick to make and I usually have the ingredients at home. If you are not a shrimp fan, you can…