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Seafood and Chorizo Paella

We have a cute Spanish Tapas restaurant named Barlata pretty close to the house and they have really delicious food. They happen to have an excellent happy hour (I must write a post about that one), and they have a whole section on their menu for the variety of paellas  – 9 to be exact! Paella is a flavorful rice dish – kind of like a Spanish version of fried rice, but way more refined. It’s full of exotic spices – saffron is a must here, and some vegetables, but is also loaded with delicious proteins. I’ve seen so many different types of seafood, chicken, chorizo, andsometimes game meat such as rabbit. Below is my take on making this keto-friendly with a couple of swaps. Continue reading Seafood and Chorizo Paella

Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Riceless Jambalaya

Have you ever celebrated Mardi Gras? The Rex’s have been to the Mardi Gras celebrations in both New Orleans and Galveston, TX which do it up in style with a huge parade. Big brass bands, baubles, beads, and beer beyond belief! OK…I’ll quit with the excessive alliteration! It was Mardi Gras this past Tuesday (AKA: Fat Tuesday) and to celebrate we made a zero-rice jambalaya!  Continue reading Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Riceless Jambalaya

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’