Tag Archives: Main Dish

Steamed Snow Crab with Cilantro Lime Butter

Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones! I know there are many traditions and superstitions people support on New Year’s day to bring good fortune or luck in the new year: grapes, greens, black-eyed peas, to name a few. Here in the Rex household we made up our own tradition. We eat crab! I’m not quite sure why it started, probably that we were at the store and they were on sale and we thought ‘what the heck – lets do something fun and indulgent on NY day’. Then I went online to research various NY traditions I found out crab is not so lucky….sooo perhaps make this on a different day – our fate may already be sealed. 😐  Continue reading Steamed Snow Crab with Cilantro Lime Butter

Carnivore Combat (episode 1): Pulled Pork Two Ways

We buy a lot from Costco – which seems silly since it’s just the two of us, but thanks to our FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System we buy in bulk and immediately toss into the freezer so we have various proteins at our disposal without having to go hunt and gather all the time. You have probably already read my glowing reviews on the wonders of keeping peeled, raw, frozen shrimp on hand in my Shrimp Fried Rice recipe, but pork is the other white meat (sorry couldn’t resist) we keep in stock.  Continue reading Carnivore Combat (episode 1): Pulled Pork Two Ways

D’s “Someday it will make us famous” Chili

We love chili…actually…I don’t know if that’s enough…we LOOOOVE chili – not sure about Mr. T, but I could probably nonstop inhale it. Chili reminds me of fall and colder weather and wearing boots again, scarves….layers – it’s that pivotal point of a change in seasons and pure comfort! Plus, there are SO many things you can do when you make a pot of chili! I usually make a batch which we eat for dinner…I know I promised you cooking for two, but that’s what is so perfect with chili…LEFTOVERS! Or if you are skiddish about leftovers, some other ideas are: breakfast hash with a fried egg on top, chili cheese fries (or if you are following a low-carb plan as we are, I would pan fry some zucchini and onions for a hash). Also, it freezes really well. I recommend adding it into pint sized ziplock freezer bags – or if you’re way into freezing, get a Food Saver – we use ours all the time…we actually buy larger cuts of meat, cut it smaller and freeze it to use later.  Continue reading D’s “Someday it will make us famous” Chili

Shrimp Fried ‘Rice’

Do you ever have a restaurant that you loved so much that now every other restaurant with that cuisine will always be compared to it? I have fond memories of a Chinese restaurant in Katy, TX where we used to live (Hong Kong Garden I am sad your extinct!)  Specifically the eggrolls, the won-ton soup and of course…the pork fried rice!! We were craving Chinese…which always brings up a longing for pork fried rice…obviously takeout PFR is not an option with eating low carb so we decided to make our own version with what I have on hand. I always keep frozen, peeled uncooked shrimp in the freezer and no time to go to the store, so SF’R’ is what we did! It turned out great – with the flavors I was drooling for, but we didn’t have to slay eating healthy!  Continue reading Shrimp Fried ‘Rice’