Monday, April 28, 2014

What was cooking on the weekend?

First, I have to say my heart and prayers go out to all who were effected by the deadly tornados that touched down last night.  Such devastation.

Praying for safety for those in the line of today's storm path as well.  We may see some of it late in the night into early tomorrow morning.

If you follow me on instagram, you would have caught a glimpse of what was cooking this weekend.

Saturday night, hubby and I boiled some fabulous Florida shrimp we got at Whole Foods.  We simply sprinkled them generously with Old Bay seasoning, and let them marinate for a bit.  We then boiled them, and roasted some squash and zucchini for our side dish. We made our usual Sriracha Remoulade sauce for dipping.  Super simple!

After making a trip to the farmer's market on Sunday, we whipped up a bowl of Tequila, Lime & Green Onion Slaw.  The recipe is from my new Primal Cravings-Your Favorite Food Made Paleo cookbook.

Tequila, Lime & Green Onion Slaw

Serves 6

1/2 C Mayo (the cookbook has a recipe for homemade, we used our trusted GF brand)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 TBS lime juice
2 TBS tequila
1 2-pound green cabbage
Salt to taste

1.  In a large bowl, whisk together mayonaise, green onions, lime juice, tequila and salt.  Taste and adjust seasoning, remembering that this should be seasoned relatively assertively because when we add the cabbage, the flavor will dilute (we made it as is and it was perfect).

2. Remove any ugly or damaged outer leaves from the cabbage.  Cut the cabbage in half lengthwise. Cut out the fibrous core.  Place the cabbage, cut side down, and slice it into very thin strips.

3.  Add the cabbage to the mayonaise mixture.  Toss to combine.

4.  Refrigerate and let marinate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Hubby whipped up a marinade for  the chicken as well.

1/2 C Tequila
1/2 C Lime juice
1/4 Olive Oil
1 tsp Chili Powder

We cubed the chicken, tossed with the mixture, and marinated for about an hour. He then grilled it on the stove in our Staub grill pan.

Both dishes were super simple to prepare, and delicious.  The slaw would make a great side for a backyard bbq.



Brandi said...

Your meals look so delicious. Next time your head to the Farmer's Market we should meet for lunch!

NanaDiana said...

You have so much fun with food, Lauren. I really love it. Wish I could eat shrimp-but I can't....more for everyone else in this family. That sounds like a great side dish, too- xo Diana

Ron said...

OK! Now I am hungry! Looks delicious! Praying for those affected by tornadoes.

Katie Clooney said...

Gosh, another great recipe. Will definitely follow you on instagram. Have a wonderful week!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Oh that looks so good!!!

lindley said...

Oh my stars!!! This sounds delish!! I will be trying this for sure! Thanks!! Trying to nail down a date for a trip to Baylor this fall!!!

pam {simple details} said...

That looks delish! I can't wait until our Farmer's Markets open. I'm definitely trying your Siracha sauce!

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren, This looks delicious. Isn't the fish department at Whole Foods wonderful? They also have an excellent meat department;) I'm so ready to put away my soup pot and cook more seafood. Thanks for the recipe! xxleslie

Linda P said...

Another wonderful recipe. I love shrimp and especially the Farmer's market. I do feel saddened for the people who lost their homes with the recent tornadoes. Blessings to you. xo

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I'm so copying that tequila+lime+chili chicken marinade. Sounds delicious!