appetizer, Brunch, CONDIMENTS, Recipes, Seafood

Inari Pockets with Rice and Shrimp

The following appetizer has all the components of the more known sushi rolls, but it is much easier to prepare. The secret lies in the use of Inari tofu skin pockets as the shell, rather than the more elaborate and time consuming use of Nori seaweed sheet, which require a sushi rolling mat and expertise. Continue reading “Inari Pockets with Rice and Shrimp”

Entree, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood

Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce

Coconut milk and peanut butter sauce, in all kinds of variations, is one of my favorites: its velvety texture, and its wonderful flavors, ranging from savory to sweet to spicy and to slightly acidic, always work so well, especially with seafood. So, when I was about to prepare a dinner with a fairly large amount of shrimp, I’ve decided to use the sauce as a base for the dish. Continue reading “Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce”

appetizer, Brunch, Food, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetables

Shrimp Rice Rolls with Soy-Tahini Dipping Sauce

Fresh and tasty rice paper rolls are a signature dish of the Vietnamese cuisine. The thin rice wrappers are filled with fresh ingredients and served with a savory-sweet dipping sauce, which is an integral part of the dish, as the filling is not seasoned. All this makes the rolls perfect for summer entertaining. Continue reading “Shrimp Rice Rolls with Soy-Tahini Dipping Sauce”

breakfast, Entree, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood, Side dishes

Shrimp and Grits with Tomatoes and Thyme

Shrimps and Grits with Tomatoes and Thyme Ronit Penso

Visiting the South is not complete without tasting a Shrimp and Grits dish at least once. Since at one point or another one has to go back home, it’s nice to be able to recreate this dish, and even better – to prepare it according to your personal preferences. Continue reading “Shrimp and Grits with Tomatoes and Thyme”