Shrimp & Tuna Casserole

shrimp and tuna casserole

A twist on tuna casserole-I added shrimp….and bacon….

1 5 oz can of tuna-I used white albacore

1 cup cooked shrimp:

cook for 5 min using a touch of butter, garlic and oregano in a small skillet

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese-buy a brick of cheese and shred it yourself (this is a must-already shredded and sticks of cheese have yucky fake additives)

1/4 cup chopped onion-I used Spanish

1/4 cup chopped red pepper

1/2 cup crushed tomatoes

2 cups cooked whole grain, quinoa and or brown rice pasta noodles

In a mixing bowl add all above ingredients then add the following seasonings:

Basil, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes (amounts to your liking)

Pour into casserole dish and bake at 350 for 35 min

Optional and not as healthy disclaimer ūüôā ….If you want to add 2 strips of crumbled cooked bacon, and or chopped hot peppers and or¬†Panko breadcrumbs to top of casserole during last 10 min of cooking please do so.

***I tried to keep this on the healthier end by not adding a lot cheese, milk, yogurt or sour cream so it will be a bit drier than your mama’s typical casserole but still yummy and MOST importantly¬†better for you.

***Also, because my son was eating it to I left a third without bacon and peppers-that was his side (if you can tell from the picture)

shrimp and tuna 1 shrimp and tuna 2 shrimp and tuna 3 shrimp and tuna 4

Enjoy!

xo-A

 

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2 meals in one: Spiced curry pumpkin soup & pumpkin curry shrimp and rice

pumpkin curry soup Spiced curry pumpkin soup:

1 tbsp. canola/olive oil

1 small onion chopped fine

1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp cumin, dash of salt, dash of pepper

2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

1 15 oz canned pumpkin

1  1/4 c unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Garnish-Greek yogurt and fresh parsley or basil

 

 

Directions:

In a large pot heat oil for 30 sec then add onion-cook for 3 min then add garlic and cook for 1 min

Stir in spices, salt and pepper then add broth and pumpkin-whisk in slowly

Bring just to a boil then cover and lower heat to simmer for 15 min

Whisk in almond or coconut milk and simmer for 2 more min.

(Ready to serve at this point)

Optional-Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth

Optional-Garnish with dollop of Greek yogurt and basil or parsley

 

Meal 2: Pumpkin Curry Shrimp and Rice

shrimp curry4 tsp coconut flakes

2 cups uncooked shrimp

2 scallions

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp. canola/olive oil

1/2 cup uncooked rice

2 1/2 cups leftover curry pumpkin soup

2 Dashes of each: curry powder, ginger, cumin and red pepper flakes

Garnish with Greek yogurt and scallions

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350

On stove top in Dutch Over heat canola/olive oil on med heat for 30 sec

Add shrimp, 3/4 of the scallions, garlic, 1 dash each of seasonings and coconut flakes and stir/cook for about 8 min

Add left over pumpkin soup and uncooked rice to the pot, Stir and cover then place in oven on 350 for 40 to 45 min

When done cooking in the oven remove and add 1 more dash of each of the seasonings then stir well

Garnish with Greek yogurt and the rest of the scallions

shrimp rice curry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 collage shrimp and pumpkin

 

 

Enjoy!  A

 

 

 

 

Jambalaya Recipe

JAMBALAYA!

I started with this recipe I found from Emeril when I got the notion that I wanted to make a jambalaya:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/cajun-jambalaya-recipe2/index.html

Then¬†I saw that I had on hand already “baby salad size frozen shrimp” and “spicy chicken sausage” so I bought the chicken and went from there….Protein is most important to me so that is what I tend to focus on the most and then let the rest fall into place.

Step 1: cube about 1/2 lb. chicken breast and cook on med  heat with the following seasonings:1 teaspoon each paprika, oregano, blk pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder and dash of cinnamon (place together in a small bowl and stir as you will need half of the mixture for the shrimp/sausage in a min)  for about 10 to 12 min using a teaspoon of olive oil to coat the pan prior.

Step 2: cook the shrimp and sausage (use about 1/2 lb combined of both) with the same seasoning mixture you used on the chicken (you should have about half left over) on med heat for about 6 to 8 min.

 Step 3: chop 1/2 c each spanish onion, green onion, green pepper and sautéed those in a deep skillet on low to med for about 8 min with a little bit of olive oil.

Step 4: chop 3/4 c tomatoes and 1/4 c fresh parsley and add to the veg mix, stirring for another 4 min.

Step 5: add all protein to veggies in deep skillet along with 2 cups rice (brown or jasmine) and approx 3 cups hot water. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer on low for about 15 min until the rice is cooked-but has not soaked up the liquid….you need and want some liquid when all said and done! Feel free to add hot sauce to kick it up a notch here…mine was only med spice temp.

I took his recipe and tried to make it budget (I didn’t use all of the Emeril suggested ingredients)¬†and a little more health friendly!

Try this with all recipies…..you can see from his picture in the recipe and my picture they don’t look the same but it still tasted incredible!!!

Enjoy!

xoxoxo-A

Spicy shrimp/brown rice with mango and red pepper

Ingredients:

1 small chopped red pepper

1/2 large mango cubed

3 small jalapeno peppers chopped

1/4 cup sliced red onion

***health benefits of red onions:good source of vitamin B, fiber, potassium, and great source of vitamin C….low in fat, cholesterol and sodium*** be sure to only peel the first “papery” layer off as the nutrients are found more close to the outer edges rather than the inside***

1 1/2¬†cup “mini salad shrimp”

Fresh chives and basil chopped into 1 cup brown rice

Splash the shrimp, peppers and mango mixture with 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil and pinch of honey-cook on med to high heat in skillet  for 10 min adding in the rice for the an additional 3 to 5 to finish it all off. (add additional seasonings as you wish)

Serves 2 to 3

Spicy, delicious, quick, easy and super good for you!!!