I posted a picture last week of this amazingly delicious crawfish pasta and got an assortment of responses ranging from “Oh my goodness that looks delicious!” to “There’s no way that’s healthy!”. It was pretty funny to read… as I sat and ate a bowl-ful. Haha… I’m mean…. any-who…
This meal has been a family favorite for many, many years but I put it away as a goodie I would never get to have again due to it being soooo not healthy. A couple months before I had my 4th child I really, really wanted this dish and decided that I was going to find a way to make it align better with our lifestyle.
And guys: I did. It still has all the flavor and warmth from the original recipe without the grain, unnecessary dairy, and the addition of good fat and veggies. Perfection. Pure creole perfection in a bowl.
Have I mentioned lately that I love New Orleans food and miss it terribly? Okay good, just checking. If you’re like me, this dish will absolutely fill that void.
Picture us eating this on a balcony looking over the Mississippi… listening to the jazz band on the corner below… as the Steamboat Natchez goes by in the distance. Breathe in that NOLA air. *cough- cough*
Life is simple and the food is good.
Yep. Crawfish pasta. This is where it’s at. NOLA in a bowl. Sigh…..
Jeremiah is developing a love for good food and great flavors. We are excited to let his love for amazing food grow and develop as far as he wants to take it. One of his first and most popular non-cook, easy recipes is this one: Shark Attack Salad.
He is happy to share it here with all of you!
Jeremiah enjoys his Shark Attack Salad simple and easy, but occasionally adds the optional ingredients to liven it up. Either way, it is delicious, takes very little time to make, and is the perfect dish for a young kid to make and be proud of.
Here’s what you need:
6 cans (4-5 ounce) Tuna, drained
1/2 cup Homemade Mayo
1/3 cup Relish or Diced Pickles
3 Boiled Eggs, diced
1 Apple, diced
Here’s what you do:
1. Put tuna, mayo, relish and optional ingredients in bowl. Mix well.
2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Eat with veggies, in a lettuce wrap, or as Jeremiah likes it, with a spoon!
Enjoy…. from Jeremiah!
One our family’s absolute favorites is Salmon!
There are so many ways it can be made and it’s always good. Here’s a simple and flavorful recipe for Herb Crusted Salmon. Enjoy!
Here’s what you need:
Salmon (as many pieces as you need to feed your tribe)
Herbs de provence
Here’s what you do:
1. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in pan on medium heat.
2. Sprinkle herbs de provence and pepper generously on both sides of salmon and press down to stick to salmon.
3. Sprinkle cayenne and salt lightly on both sides of salmon and press down to stick to salmon.
4. Put salmon in oil and cook for about 7 minutes on each side.
5. Right before you remove the salmon from the pan, squirt generously with lemon.
6. Every time you take salmon out of the pan and add more, add another tbsp coconut oil until all are cooked.
Told you it was simple. This way of cooking will get the outside crispy and the inside flaky and perfectly cooked. We love it!
I don’t know about you but I love crab cakes. Since going paleo, and realizing that wheat does not work with my tummy, crab cakes have been off the menu. I am super happy to say, I have brought something back that is even better and can be made in no time at home. Salmon cakes!!! These cakes are crunchy, full of warm flavor with a hint of citrus. Amazing! My family said these are the best thing I have ever made and I will have to agree. They are that good.
I made these slider size for our dinner. Having a party? Make them bite size as an appetizer! They will be the hit of the party. Believe me, this is something you will want to make again and again.
I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a while and finally the stars aligned, the kids cooperated, the kitchen was clean, and mama could make some shrimp.
And make some shrimp I did!!!
Let me tell you, these are the best darn shrimp you will ever have. They really are not spicy, just “well seasoned” as my kids say. If you wanted to spice them up, and what I will most likely do next time, is add a little bit of cayenne pepper. Yay for “well seasoned”!
This recipe is super SIMPLE, super fast, super easy, and super delicious.
Posted in Jan '12 | Whole30, Recipes, Seafood, Snacks
Tagged coconut shrimp, fish and chips, paleo coconut shrimp, paleo fish and chips, paleo shrimp, spicy coconut shrimp, whole30 coconut shrimp, whole30 fish and chips, whole30 shrimp