Warm curried potato salad with curried shrimp

Did I ever tell you how much I love curry ?!? If not maybe you will find out today.

My inspiration for today’s lunch was Chatelaine magazine  with their warm curried potatoes salad. But being Sunday I was thinking to add some shrimps to make lunch a little bit more sophisticated …

Ingredients – for the curried potato salad

  • 4 medium white potatoes
  • 3 to 4 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)  curry powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • 4-5 tbsp extra virgin  olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 green onions

Peel all potatoes, then cut into 1/2 – 1-inch chunks. Start to work with the white ones. Place a large skillet over a medium heat and add 3-4 tbsp of olive oil. Add the white potatoes, give them a stir and let them cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add the sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and curry powder and add a bit of olive oil and water if needed. Bring to a boil, covered, over medium heat for approx 7 more minute, then boil gently for 5 min. Mean while chop the fresh parsley or cilantro and the green onions. Uncover and continue cooking gently for 5 more min. I really hope I got the time right. Anyway you should try it from time to time with a fork and cook them until  you considered they have the consistency you like. I wanted them this time a little bit tender and not to crush when stirring them. At the very end add the parsley and green onions.

Ingredients – for the curried shrimps

  • 1 pound of frozen cooked shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • salt, black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon  – juice

If  you put the frozen shrimp in a large bowl with cold water they will defrost very quick ( approx 20 min.) After that remove the ends ( tails) but you can also keep them and eat the shrimp as a finger food, but my family doesn’t like it that way. Season them with salt, pepper, paprika and curry powder and let them like that in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Heat a large skillet and place she shrimps one by one. Cook them for about 3 minutes on each side or until we can see they start to change the color. Serve them with the curried potatoes and a mixed salad. What I can tell you more? It was such an indulgence but I am going to let the picture talk …

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Bon Appetite !!!

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Strawberries, blueberries ….

When it’s about  wildberries I have to admit I am addicted to them. I can go very “wild”. I just love them in any form at any time of  day, breakfast, brunch, snack, even lunch or dinner. I forgot about ice-cream 🙂 or chocolate with berries ….

Today I just indulged myself. I had one of my favorite breakfast: pita, strawberry jam, and fresh berries.

I am going to let the pictures talk …

If you are like my daughter and hate jams … well I will offer you another option:

Bon Appetite !!!

Broccoli cheese casserole

Recently I found a very interesting culinary blog called : simplyrecipes.com. I loved the recipes, the explanations and not at least the pictures, even though I would love to see more pictures.:)Digging and saving a lot of recipes to my bookmark I decided to try: Broccoli cheese casserole.

Checking into my fridge I realize I do have everything I need : broccoli, cheese, eggs… so nothing could stop me to try it 🙂

Ingredients:

I am going to write all the ingredients from the recipe that inspire me but I made some changes or skipped some steps.

  • 2 bunches broccoli,
  • 2 strips of thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch wide strips ( I skip this step … I haven’t use bacon )
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ( I haven’t used flour either )
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream ( I used 3% yogurt )
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2  tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 250 g cheddar cheese, grated : I used a mix of cheese : cheddar, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and  parmesan

But with al the changes and skipping steps the cheese broccoli turn out amazing.

Before oven:

After oven:

On the plate:

Bon Appetite !!!

PS. Thanks Elise for posting this and ispire me !