Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Being a Mom is not easy. Since I had my baby, I admit, I couldn't cook much so I depended on ready-to-cook dishes. Baked Coconut Shrimp is one of my favorite. Thank God there are food like this, easy to prepare and make. I just have to bake it, set a time, and I can attend to my baby. But I am not always cooking preserved food, it's only good when my baby's having a difficult time and when I don't have plenty of time to make dinner. By the way, this comes with its own sauce, tangy and sweet. Yummy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is another dish that I have tried at a friend's house. There was a short business presentation and I was invited. The host has prepared this Asian Lettuce Wraps and I found myself eating a lot of it! This was so tasty. I would definitely serve this dish on my son's birthday next year. If you like the asian taste, you may want to try this. Enjoy! Below is a recipe from Allrecipes.com.


Ingredients
16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound lean ground beef (you may use chicken)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons minced pickled ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Asian chile pepper sauce (optional)
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil

Directions
1.Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not tear them. Set aside.
2.In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef in 1 tablespoon of oil, stirring often and reducing the heat to medium, if necessary. Drain, and set aside to cool. Cook the onion in the same pan, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chile pepper sauce to the onions, and stir. Stir in chopped water chestnuts, green onions, and sesame oil, and continue cooking until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
3.Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter, and pile meat mixture in the center. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito, and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baked Garlic-Butter Shrimp in their Shells

Baked Garlic-Butter Shrimp is an easy and quick recipe for you to follow. Its a recipe that I got from Waterfront Bistro pack of Raw Shrimp. When I tried it, I have loved the recipe and I have been cooking large shrimp this way. Hubby and friends love it! Below is the recipe.

1/2 package Waterfront Bistro raw shrimp in shell (about 35 shrimp), thawed and blotted dry
4 tbsps (1/2 stick) butter2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put butter in a 9x13-inch baking dish and melt in oven or microwave. Stir in lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer. Marinate for 10 minutes at a room temperature or refrigerate up to 6 hours. Bake for 11-13 minutes (longer if chilled) until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove from oven and serve shrimp with sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bacon and Smoked Sausage Rolls

I love these rolls! A friend of mine, Gemma, baked some when I was at their house. I like sausages, the smoked kind. And it tasted good with the bacon and a bit of brown sugar. I loved it that I ate more than 1 serving (6 rolls). I asked my friend how she cooked it. All you need is a pack of smoked sausages; bacon; tootpicks and brown sugar. The bacon is cut to pieces which is enough to be rolled around the sausage. Toothpicks are then used to keep the bacon around the sausages. When placed on a baking dish, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake. You may bake it in the oven (350 degrees) for 30-40 minutes till bacon is cooked and sugar is golden in color and melted. Then serve. This is a good finger food to prepare.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Yummy Rolls with Sausages

I love rolls! I used to buy cheese rolls back in Philippines every recess time at school. We had a favorite bakery nearby that sells rolls. I am not sure if they still sell bread or they are still operating. Anyway, their rolls were really good and baking some makes me remind of those cheese rolls. Instead of cheese, I only use sausages. I rolled sausages with the bread dough of any brand (that comes in packs) and baked it. It was good. It would be better if I can use the same kind of cheese used by that bakery. Well, if you like to try, you only have to buy the dough and bake it by simply following the directions printed on the can/tube/pack.