Saturday, May 30, 2015

Yummy Drinks to Try...."Caribbean Pineapple" as found on Pinterest

I love anything that reminds me of the islands.  Coconut and pineapple are a sure bet to bring back  my memories of white sand beaches and the warm turquoise waters of the caribbean.  This is one of the easiest drinks you will ever make.  You can make it as strong or as mild as you like.  I decided to follow the recipe, at least initially:-)

I studied the recipe...

A delicious recipe for Caribbean Pineapple, with Malibu ® coconut rum and pineapple juice.  
1 part Malibu ® coconut rum
3 parts pineapple juice

Pour ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve.
This drink is most often served in a Old-Fashioned Glass

Doesn't get any easier then this.  Easy, tasty, and refreshing.

So if you want to escape to the islands I suggest you give this Yummy Drink a try. 
 Just sit in the sun, close your eyes and take a sip.
Happy sipping

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Recipe Review, Shrimp Scampi Linguine by Rasa Malaysa as found on Pinterest.

I love shrimp.  I guess you could say I am on a shrimp kick.  Went out with Erica for lunch last week and had a salad with shrimp.  Had dinner with Cindy last night and had shrimp kabobs...yummy.  I love the texture and the taste.  Since I had shrimp on my mind I decided to make a new recipe with shrimp. 

I studied the recipe that I found on Pinterest by Rasa Malaysia

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes
4 servings linguine, for 4 people
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 oz unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
5 tablespoons white wine
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
Salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Squirts of lemon juice
1/2 heaping teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Chopped parsley
Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Heat up a pot of water, cook the linguine according to the 
instructions on the package.
Sprinkle the cayenne pepper to the shrimp. Set aside.
Heat up a saute pan and add the butter. When the butter melts, 
add the olive oil. Stir in the garlic, lightly saute until aromatic before 
adding the shrimp into the pan. 
Saute the shrimp until half cooked and then add the white wine,
 salt, and sugar. Add the cherry tomatoes and 
linguine into the pot, stir to combine well.
When the shrimp is completely cooked, add a few squirts of the lemon 
juice, black pepper, and chopped parsley to the linguine, 
toss to mix well, dish out and serve immediately with 
some shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
I gathered my ingredients and started cooking.....

I would give this an
8/10 on my scale.
For me the cheese
not necessary. But
other then that it was
delicious and easy.
Happy cooking!