Spicy Garlic and Pepper Shrimp

Spicy Garlic and Pepper Shrimp

2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sliced onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon soy sauce

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over high heat. Add cabbage and 1 tablespoon water stir-fry for 30 seconds. Remove cabbage from skillet and place on a serving platter.

Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in the skillet over high heat. Place the garlic and shrimp in the skillet and stir until garlic is lightly browned and shrimp turns pink. Add pepper, onion, cilantro, soy sauce and remaining water to the skillet. Stir-fry for 10 seconds. Pour the hot mixture onto the cabbage.

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
4 pork chops
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place cooling rack on cookie sheet. Set aside.

In small bowl, beat 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water. In another small bowl, mix 1/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.

Dip each of 4 pork chops into egg mixture, then into bread crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat. Place coated pork chops on cookie sheet.

Heat 10-inch skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, swirling to coat. Cook coated pork chops in oil about 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Place back on cookie sheet.

Bake until pork is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 145°F (10 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness).

Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff

Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff

1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
6 ounces fettuccini pasta
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
2/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers
1 tablespoon drained capers

 

Combine peeled shrimp, oil, and Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan. Cook and stir mushrooms and shallot in butter until tender. Remove from pan. Add shrimp cook until shrimp turn pink about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from pan. Add 2/3 cup chicken broth to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until reduced to 1/4 cup (2 to 3 minutes).

In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and cornstarch; mix in 1 cup chicken broth. Stir into reduced chicken broth in the frying pan. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Stir in shrimp, mushroom mixture, roasted red peppers, and capers. Heat through, and season to taste. Serve over pasta.

You can substitute shrimp broth or white wine for the chicken broth. To make shrimp broth, reserve shrimp shells, and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; additionally you can substitute frozen green peas for the roasted red bell peppers.

Oregano Chicken

Oregano Chicken
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Combine the melted butter or margarine, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, oregano and garlic powder. Mix well.

Place chicken in an ungreased 7×11 inch baking dish. Pour the butter/oregano mixture over the chicken. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Baste juices over the chicken. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve the pan drippings over hot cooked rice, if desired.