Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

This fresh-tasting cilantro lime shrimp pasta brings together simple ingredients to make an outstanding dish that’s healthy and easy to make!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

Course Main Course
Servings 3
Calories 530 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter (¼ cup or ½ stick)
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 2 tbsp sauvignon blanc
  • 6 oz whole grain spaghetti, cooked

Lime butter:

  • 8 tbsp butter (1 stick or 4 oz), softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp  hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp  lime juice

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for lime butter and set aside.
  • Melt 4 tbsp butter in a saute pan over medium heat.  Add mushrooms and saute, undisturbed, for 4 minutes or until browned.  Flip the mushrooms and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.  
  • When mushrooms are uniformly browned, add shrimp, chives and cilantro.  Saute for 2-4 minutes or until shrimp is opaque.  Do not overcook.
  • Add wine and lime butter to the pan.  Continue cooking until lime butter melts and is thoroughly mixed with the shrimp and mushrooms.
  • Toss with spaghetti and serve.  
  • Hack:  Feel free to use your favorite pasta in this recipe or whatever you have on hand!  Cooked rice can also be substituted for spaghetti.
  • Hack: Canned or dehydrated mushrooms can be used in this recipe.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores.  They can also be purchased frozen in large portions if you wish to keep some on hand.  Thaw needed amounts before cooking.  
  • Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.  It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealed bag and submerging them in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
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Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

Suggestion:  Tomato and shrimp salad is another great way to take advantage of the healthy benefits of eating shrimp!

Teriyaki Marinated Pork Chops

These teriyaki marinated pork chops are super easy and cook in less than 10 minutes! They can marinate for up to 5 days, which makes dinner prep even easier!

Teriyaki Marinanded Pork Chops

Teriyaki Marinated Pork Chops

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 4-oz thin cut pork chops
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Marinade:

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • Pinch of garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Lay pork chops in a single layer in a small pan or sealable plastic bag.
  • Mix marinade, heating in the microwave or on the stove, if necessary, to melt and blend ingredients.  
  • Cool marinade, if necessary, and pour marinade over pork chops.
  • Refrigerate and marinate pork chops for 6 hours or up to 5 days, turning occasionally.
  • Heat oil over medium heat.  Brown pork chops for 3 minutes, turn and brown for 3 more or until chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F
Keyword easy, fast and easy, main course, marinade, pan seared, pork chop, teriyaki

Did you know?  Pork is high in many important vitamins and minerals.  Check it out here!

Suggestion:  Serve with sweet potato apple butter casserole!

Chinese Fish Flavored Pork

Fish flavored pork is a classic Chinese dish that is not actually flavored with fish but uses a sauce that is traditionally used as a garnish for fish dishes.

Fish Flavored Pork

Fish Flavored Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 3
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 3 large mushrooms
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3" knob ginger (.7 ounce or 20 grams)
  • 8 green onions
  • ½ lb lean, boneless pork
  • 2 tbsp red wine, divided
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp jarred crushed red peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Slice onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms into ½” slices. Thinly slice garlic cloves and ginger.
  • Thinly slice pork and mix with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp red wine, a pinch of salt, pepper and egg white. Massage pork for 2 minutes. Add 1 tbsp cornstarch and mix well. Set aside.
  • Mix 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp red wine, 1 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp vinegar, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp cornstarch and 3 tbsp water together in a small bowl for cooking sauce.
  • Heat oil in the wok or heavy skillet. When hot, add ginger, garlic and crushed pepper. Saute for one minute. Add pork and saute until cooked through. Remove the pork mixture from the pan, reserving oil.
  • Add peppers and mushrooms to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes and add a pinch of salt. Add pork, cooking sauce and green onions and bring back to a simmer.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized containers for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for loose mushrooms to avoid having to buy an entire package. If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they are available.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? If you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it but you will have to thaw it before slicing.
  • Hack: Chop any leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Serve with pork fried rice, if desired.

Quick and Easy Korean Beef Marinade

This Korean beef marinade is super easy and super tasty! Pair it with a Chinese-style broccoli stir fry for a delicious Asian-themed meal!

Korean Beef Marinade

Korean Beef Marinade

Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 465 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 lb steak, cut into ½ inch strips
  • 2 cups cooked rice, hot

Instructions
 

  • Mix first 8 ingredients (soy sauce through green onion) in a sealable bag or container. Add beef and allow to marinate overnight.
  • Add beef to preheated saute pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Serve over hot rice.
  • Hack: Once opened, sesame oil can be stored in a cool, dark place (kitchen cupboard away from the stove) for up to six months. It can be stored in the fridge for a year or more.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Chop unused green onions and freeze them in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, beef, Korean beef marinade, Korean Cuisine, Korean Food, main course, main dish, marinade, stew beef

Did you know?  Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!

Suggestion: This pairs beautifully with Chinese broccoli stir fry!

Suggestion:  Leftovers?  Make some Pepper Steak Stir Fry!

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

This Greek yogurt marinated chicken is juicy and tender from an overnight marinade and bursting with dill and garlic flavor!  It uses dill Greek yogurt dip as a key ingredient so keep some on hand for the next time you make chicken.

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup Dill Greek Yogurt Dip
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Slice chicken breast into 4 strips. Combine with yogurt dip and minced garlic. Marinate overnight.
  • Place chicken and yogurt into a baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160℉.
Keyword baked chicken, chicken marinade, greek yogurt, Indian cuisine, main course, yogurt marinade

Did you know?  Greek yogurt has twice the protein and substantially fewer carbs than regular yogurt.  Click here for more information on the benefits of Greek yogurt!

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