I bought a couple of bags of frozen, wild-caught prawns the other day, and I really wanted them for supper. After trying to decide HOW I wanted them, I finally decided on a creamy pasta sauce over linguine. This was very simple, and took about 20-25 minutes.
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My husband and I went crabbing again this weekend, and we caught 4 decent sized red rock crabs. After cooking them, and picking the meat from the shells, Steve thought it would be nice to make crab stuffed pasta shells the same as he makes with leftover ham. The results were absolutely delicious and very rich.
One of the reasons I started this blog was when I read an article in the Globe and Mail about a young woman of 20 who was babysitting some children overnight. Their parents had asked her to make them Kraft Dinner for their supper, and she couldn’t even manage it…she didn’t drain the pasta, resulting in a watery pasta soup. Her own parents said they had never taught her to cook. It made me think about the number of young people who do not or cannot cook, and I wanted to help them. So this is 7 simple supper suggestions for young people who are in a hurry and don’t want fast food (or Kraft Dinner). All should take about 20 minutes or less.
- 8″ pita bread
- 2-3 tablespoons tomato or pizza sauce
- whatever you like for topping (I like artichokes, spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese. My daughter likes ham, mozzarella and pineapple)
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Check. If cheese has melted, it’s ready. If you want it browned, put it under the broiler for a minute.
We have been catching a few crab lately, so we have been getting experimental in how we cook with them. Tonight’s experiment was particularly tasty, and took about 20-25 minutes, including prep time.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary the other day, and I wanted something special for supper. We love steak and seafood, so some form of surf and turf was inevitable. This was very easy to make, and very tasty.
Methinks I may have occasionally mentioned just how much I love crab? Yesterday we got four of the yummy little guys. Steve cleaned them up, and I steamed them for supper (takes about 10 minutes in a bamboo steamer over boiling water).
We had them with a little melted butter and some quinoa “fried rice”.
When I left the house this morning, I had decided that cod would make a nice supper, with some new potatoes, corn on the cob and a watermelon-cucmber salad. I thought about frying the fish, or poaching it with milk and onions. I finally decided to steam it and serve it with a shrimp white sauce. A quick meal, that would take less than half an hour.
For a quick dinner, fish is always a good option. I can have this cod with parsley sauce, mashed potatoes and peas on the table in just over 20 minutes.