Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp

This beautiful salad recipe features a wonderful combination of flavours, colours and textures that satisfies your craving for sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp is simple to make and can be personalized to meet your heat tolerance level.

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Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

If you’ve never had Risotto, it’s an Italian dish made with a specific type of rice – Arborio. Risotto is like an artist’s palette. A basic mixture of rice and broth is the starting point, then you can add any ingredients you like. Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto includes protein and vegetables so it’s a complete meal in one pan.

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Beer and Steak Spice Mussels

A few years ago we had the best mussels in Prince Edward Island after a golf game. Most of the golf courses served free mussels and the only thing better than free mussels is free GOOD mussels. And these ones were so good, we actually asked how they made them. Expecting a lengthy description, we were surprised to find out they were made with 2 ingredients.  Beer and steak spice.  No kidding. So we made Beer and Steak Spice Mussels at home and they were just as good as in PEI.

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Shrimp Dip

Believe it or not, this is a retro shrimp recipe. My grandmother and great aunt used to make this Shrimp Dip, which is interesting because shrimp wasn’t readily available when we were kids, nor was it cheap. Especially up here in the great white north. I suspect that they made it with canned shrimp sometimes. Fortunately, now you can buy frozen shrimp pretty much everywhere if you aren’t lucky enough to live on the Gulf of Mexico where fresh shrimp is plentiful. It’s delicious spread on crackers and is always popular at parties.

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Salad Nicoise

I just returned from a trip to St. Jacobs. I hadn’t been to the Farmers’ Market in years. It was a beautiful fall day and there were hundreds of vendors, inside and out. I love the sounds, sights and smells of markets and this time of year is probably the best time to visit one. The fall harvest is in full swing but I didn’t go to buy vegetables. I live in Norfolk County, Ontario’s Garden so I can get fresh local vegetables everywhere. What I was looking for was a nice fresh tuna steak. And I was not disappointed. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Salad Niçoise.

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