Recipes — zucchini


Ten Best Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Dinner 0

11 Fast And Simple Seafood Recipes 0

11 Quick And Easy Seafood Recipes For Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

You are sure to have a winner on your hands when you decide to go with seafood for dinner. Whether you reach for saltwater fish, freshwater fish or shellfish, you’ll be treating your family to not just a great tasting meal but also to the many health benefits that seafood provides. From omega-3 fatty acids to high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, seafood is one of the most nutritious food choices you can make.
These 11 quick, easy and delicious dishes are selected to give you just a little more reason to make tonight’s meal a seafood treat!

quick and easy Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

1. Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"Great recipe! Just the right balance.” Ajbsmith

Here is a colorful dish that’s sure to please. While the fettuccine cooks, sauté the scallops and shrimp until the scallops are opaque and the shrimp in pink. Set it aside and keep it warm. Sauté shallots until tender, add the garlic then the broth and wine. Let it boil then leave it to simmer until most of the liquid disappears. Stir in the cream and cook uncovered until thick. Stir in the drained pasta then add in the scallops, shrimp and cheese. Toss to coat, add a sprinkle of parsley and tomato then grab a fork and dig right in!

Total time: 30 minutes

2. 20-Minute Seafood Pasta

“Great, easy recipe with little ingredients yet big taste.” ellasedman

Wonderful at the end of a tough day! Sauté onion and garlic, before adding tomatoes, paprika and stock. Allow it to boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer. Stir in the pasta and let it cook for a while then add the seafood mix. When the pasta is cooked and the seafood heated through, season to taste, add a sprinkle of parsley and serve with refreshing lemon wedges. A very tasty meal, indeed.

Total time: 20 minutes


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3. Tilapia With Black Beans and Corn

“We loved this!” DianeN

This dish truly takes MINIMUM effort. Stir together black beans, tomatoes, green chillis, corn, green onions, vinegar and oil. Set it aside. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and cook them in a hot skillet sprayed with oil. Serve topped with the bean -corn mixture. Easy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

4. Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

“Quite yummy” sunshine spirit

This dish pairs apricot and salmon for a sure dinner favorite. Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, scallion greens, cumin and cilantro with a little salt and pepper. Set it aside. Cook the apricot with scallion whites, ginger and some salt until softened. Add water, let it boil and stir in the couscous. Cover it and set it aside, then fluff it with a fork once the liquid is absorbed. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place it on a heated grill rack or in a heated boiler pan to brown and cook through. Serve the fish on top of the couscous and top it with the sauce. A sprinkle of cashews adds the final flair.

Total time: 35 minutes

Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

5. Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

This dish looks and tastes yummy. Peel and dry the shrimp. Season them with salt and pepper then sauté them lightly and set them aside. Season the onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, chili flakes and butter with some pepper and cook them in wine. Meanwhile, boil the pasta, drain and set it aside. Stir heavy cream into the sauce when most of the wine has evaporated and then add in the shrimp. To serve, toss the pasta in the sauce and sprinkle on some Parmesan. Sooo tasty!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

6. Parmesan Baked Salmon Recipe

“WHY haven't I known about this recipe my whole life?” QueenBayley

This dish is so simple to prep and cook. Drizzle the fish with lemon juice then cover it with a mixture of mayonnaise, cheese and pepper. Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top and bake in a preheated oven until cooked. That’s it, all you need now is a fork!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


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7. Grilled Swordfish with Lemon, Mint and Basil

“Just excellent.” ann b.

The sweet and mild flavor of the swordfish gets a flavorful boost from the sauce. Mix together some oil, lemon juice, mint, basil and garlic then season it with some salt and pepper. Use the mixture to brush the fish steaks and place the steaks on a preheated grill to cook. Serve with sauce drizzled over the fish. A wonderful blend of flavors!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

8. Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

“This was super easy and super awesome!” April Anne

Here’s a quick meal to impress your dinner guests (and yourself!) Cook and drain the penne then set it aside. Sauté onion and garlic then pour in some white wine and let it simmer. Add pepper flakes, asparagus and butter. When the asparagus is just tender, add the lemon juice and shrimp. Once the shrimp have cooked through, season with salt and pepper. Pour in the penne and toss then serve with a sprinkle of parsley and Parmesan. Elegant, simple and tasty!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad

9. Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad

“Fantastic, simple recipe that tastes more complex that you'd expect.” ahatfield

This dish gives a new tasty meaning to “fast food”. Drizzle oil on the fillets and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them on a grill that’s been preheated at high heat. Combine and toss grated lemon rind, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, dill and zucchini. Serve the fillets topped with the salad and a sprinkle of almonds. Mmm!

Total time: 20 minutes

10. Creamy Seafood Stew

“Wonderful!” riskyangie

This is an example of what I like to call “Happy Stews” – just cooking them makes you feel good! Sauté the onion and celery first then add the garlic and sauté some more. Add wine and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. Stir in stock and corn flour then season. Add dill and the seafood, let it simmer, then stir in some crème fraiche. Serve in warm bowls with prepared garlic bread and a sprinkle of dill. Comfort food!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

11. Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

“Easy and delicious.” ladyofwindsor

Whisk grits into boiling water and season it with salt and pepper. Leave it to thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan and butter then remove the grits from the heat and season again with some more salt and pepper. Cover and keep it warm. Add garlic cayenne pepper and seasoned shrimp to a pan with melted butter. Toss while cooking until the shrimp turns pink. Stir in water, parsley and lemon juice. Serve by topping the grits with the shrimp, sauce and lemon wedges.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes



Top 12 Sandwiches - The Best Sandwich Recipes For Lunch 0

Top 12 Sandwich Recipes - The Most Delicious Sandwiches For Light Meals

by Jacqueline Samaroo

The practice of eating bread and meat has long been a part of many cultures. Sandwiches these day, however, include more than just meat, with endless possibilities for making unique and awesomely yummy versions of this longtime lunchtime staple. Here are some great sandwich ideas that are certain to be a hit with everyone. They taste so good that we’re sure the Earl of Sandwich would approve!

 Panini Sandwiches

1. Panini Sandwiches

“Definitely a big hit!” Just Cher

Many sandwiches feature cheese and meat but this one goes deliciously over the top. Fire up the grill and grab some slices of sourdough bread then begin “building” your sandwich. One half gets mozzarella cheese, salami, pepperoni and pepperoncini pepper. One the other side are provolone and cheddar cheeses, ham and turkey. Put the two halves together and grill your sandwich, brushing each side with melted butter. If you take this to the office for lunch, you most certainly will NOT be dining alone!

Total time: 4 minutes

2. Pickled Tuna-Salad Sandwiches

“Yes!! A favorite sandwich.” Cedarglen

This is a wonderful combination of egg and tuna salads – as a sandwich! Combine the tuna, egg and relish together first before mixing in the parsley and mayonnaise. Add a little salt and pepper and you are ready to slather it onto your favorite bread for a remarkably tasty lunch.

Total time: 10 minutes


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3. Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwiches

“OMG! Soooo good!!” AmyK12

Flavorful zucchini is at the heart of this delicious sandwich. Grill slices of zucchini in a heated grill pan with oil and garlic. A drizzle of vinegar and a little salt and pepper are next. Brush the toasted halves of your ciabatta rolls with some of the vinegar from the zucchini and begin layering your sandwich with tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella cheese. Warm the completed sandwiches in a pan and serve. Soooo good, indeed!

Total time: 15 minutes

4. Freckle Sandwiches

“Quick, easy and popular with kids. Perfect party food!” lizzzz

You don’t have to throw a party to prepare this special lunch treat for your kids. Make a butter and strawberry jam sandwich, then a butter and Nutella sandwich. Remove the crusts and cut each sandwich into four triangles. Arrange the triangles to form two pyramids, butter one side of each pyramid and sprinkle on 100s and 1000s (nonpareils) to stick in the butter on the strawberry jam sandwiches and chocolates sprinkle to stick on the Nutella sandwiches. You’re sure to get hundreds and thousands of “thanks” for this one!

Total time: 30 minutes

Pressed Picnic Sandwich

5. Pressed Picnic Sandwich

“Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fresh and full of flavors.” lyvia972

Allowing your children to help you make this is a great way to get them on the road to a healthy eating lifestyle. Lightly toast ciabatta halves that have been drizzled with olive oil. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, mustard and some more olive oil. Before you arrange the sandwich, use this dressing on the bottom slice of ciabatta. Layer on baby spinach, artichoke hearts, red bell peppers, prosciutto, basil, mozzarella and red onion, then drizzle on more dressing and top with the other slice of bread. Use baking parchment to wrap your sandwich and string to secure it. Leave your wrapped sandwich in the fridge overnight weighed down by a loaded tray. When you’re ready to eat, just slice and serve!

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

6. Cucumber Sandwich

“A great summertime sandwich!” BABSKITCHEN

“Colorful and refreshing” best describe this selection. Spread cream cheese on both slices of bread and begin the sandwich with a cucumber layer. The sprouts are on next, flavored with a little oil and vinegar, then you add the tomatoes, lettuce and pepperoncini peppers. The top slice gets a spread of mashed avocado and you’re ready to close up your sandwich and serve. Great!

Prep time: 10 minutes


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7. Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sandwich

“Delightfully refreshing & light” poppysmock

Surprise children with this in their lunch box and you’re guaranteed a great big hug when they get home! Spread a mixture of cream cheese, orange zest and honey onto the bread and top with sliced strawberries. Close with another slice of bread and you’re done making the perfect lunchtime treat.

Total time: 5 minutes

8. Apple Tuna Sandwiches

“This is fantastic!” Onemizen

Even if you are not a fan of tuna, you’ll find these are uncommonly good! Combine mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped walnuts, finely chopped onion, sweet pickle relish and sugar in a bowl. Add in some tuna and chopped red apple then spread the mixture onto your bread. That’s it! Now just close with another slice of bread, relax and enjoy a well-deserved and tasty lunch break.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

9. Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

“How could something so simple be so delicious?” EllenDeller

Lot of vegetables and plenty of juicy steak make this an incredible lunchtime meal. Season the steak with salt and pepper then cook it in a heated grill pan. When done, let it stand for 5 minutes before cutting it into thin slices. Spread a well-combined mix of mayonnaise and pesto onto the bread and begin layering on the arugula, red onion, tomato and steak. Close up your lovely creation and slice diagonally to get four equal small sandwiches. Easy, filling and lip-smacking good!

Total time: 20 minutes

10. Philly Steak Sandwiches

“Super simple and absolutely delicious!” pjd3

A quick and easy classic that’s sure to become a favorite on your lunch menu. Cook onions to a caramel color in a pan with oil, salt and pepper (or steak seasoning blend). On a griddle pan, sear and cook steaks that’s been cut into thin slices. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper just before you remove them from the pan. Layer provolone cheese into your rolls and mix together a serving of steak and onions on the griddle. Add the warmed meat and onion to the cheese in the roll, serve and feel the love!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 22 minutes

11. Bacon, Pear And Raspberry Grilled Cheese

“Loving this flavor combination!” nora

This fruit, bacon and cheese combination is scrumptious. Layer raspberry preserves, pear slices, bacon and cheese onto a slice of bread and close with another slice. Butter the top and bottom of your sandwich and toast it on a heated griddle or panini press. Wow- lunchtime just got interesting!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

12. Green Club Sandwich

“This is a GREAT sandwich.” odog266

Good stuff piled on top of more good stuff – yummy! Start with toasted bread spread with houmous (hummus). To one slice of bread, add avocado, rocket, tomato and little pepper before covering with another slice. Wait - you’re not done! Layer on more avocado, rocket and tomato then top with your third slice of bread. Now you’re done – enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes