Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mid Week Crisis

Food shopping. Personally I think it's more fun then buying a dress (which if you've seen my closet, this is a big deal)! But there are always dilemmas: when is the right time to go during the week, Saturday is free but it's Wednesday and I have no food, my recipes require too many ingredients, and it's hot as hell and I don't feel like cooking! COOL YOUR JETS PEOPLE I HAVE SOLUTIONS! The Hollywood Tans in Flourtown, Pa happens to have a great selection of magazines, so while my sister worked there I "borrowed" a few and came across Real Simple magazine. For those of you that have never heard of it I suggest you start, cause everything in it is....REAL SIMPLE to do. So on to the food dilemma, I bring you:

A collection of recipes that only require a trio of ingredients! Thats right THREE. Take that 5 Ingredient Fix! So for the next few weeks I'll give you two recipes every Wednesday that should make your mid week crisis vanish.

Shrimp with Ginger Sauce

Total time: 15 minutes/Serves 4

3/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 tsp salt*
1/4 tsp pepper*

*(like 5 Ingredient Fix these are freebies)

In a small saucepan, cook 3/4 cup apricot preserves, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, and 1/4 tsp kosher salt over medium heat, stirring, until melted, about 2 minutes. Place 1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp (about 16) on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 3 tbsp of the apricot sauce, and season with 1/4 tsp each kosher salt and black pepper. Broil until browned in spots and opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with the remaining sauce.

Grilled Teriyaki Wings

Total time: 30 minutes/serves 4

1 1/2 lbs chicken wings (about 8)
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Halve 8 chicken wings through the joint; cut off and discard the wing tips. Grill over medium-low heat, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 20-25 minutes. Brush with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds and serve with additional teriyaki sauce for dipping if desired.

So on this extremely hot day, I hope I've made dinner less stressful!

Happy Eating!