Posts Tagged ‘ Dinner ’

expressivesole cooks: steak topped with onions and peas in gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and brocolli


his cooking style: Spanish “paella” inspired meal

Mr. Best Boyfriend attempted to make Spanish paella, and this is the result of his hard labor in the kitchen – it looks nothing like Spanish paella, nor did it taste anything like Spanish paella. *interruption: If you are in the San Francisco area and want to try something new, try Zarzuela (it’s a Spanish Tapas Bar). *back to his cooking style: Truthfully, his version of paella reminded me of chicken fried rice, which is why I say it is a “paella” inspired meal.

–expressive sole

expressivesole cooks: shrimp orzo risotto

Ever since Mr. Best Boyfriend and I have started our daily at home meals, we have decided to try to use up all the ingredients we have bought in two weeks, incorporate them into two different meals. For example, one week we will use mushrooms in a risotto and the next week we will use the mushrooms as a pizza topping – this ensures that we don’t waste food or money.

Shrimp Orzo Risotto
I did not use an exact recipe for this dinner but instead just used my senses.  I know the ingredients I used included: mushrooms, red bell pepper, onions shrimp, orzo, heavy cream, salt and pepper, shredded parmesan, and chicken broth.

I boiled the orzo until soft and while that was cooking, I sauteed the mushroom, red bell pepper, and onions. After everything is cooked, I pour the chicken broth into the saute pan along with the mushroom, red bell pepper, and onions, and then I add the already cooked orzo into the saute pan. After it boils, add ~2 tbs of heavy cream and bring to a boil while stirring. I then season the shrimp with pepper and salt to taste and cook until pink. I think chop up the shrimp and add to the orzo. Done! A perfectly yummy dinner.


p.s I am getting really good at this thing called cooking.

expressivesole cooks: shrimp quesadilla and guacamole

Baja Shrimp Tacos: I used this recipe for the shrimp but omitted a lot of ingredients and eyeballed the ingredients

~1lb shrimp
eyeballed: garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper
2 tsp olive oil
(toss everything into a zip lock bag, shake, and marinate for ~30 minutes)
After marination, cook shrimp until pink and set aside

I baked the tortilla for ~2 minutes to get it semi-crispy and then take it out and place shrimp and shredded mozzarella on the tortilla, fold it in half, and then bake the quesadilla until I get the outer tortilla nice and crispy with a semi-brown coloring.

Quacamole (everything is eyeballed and to my taste)
1 avocado
lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Mix everything in a bowl and keep tasting until your liking

p.s the Baja Shrimp Taco recipe is divine as well.