Actually I should call this post Dinner for One. This was the easiest and tastiest meal I've made in awhile. I don't really have a recipe so I'll just tell you what I did but it is so simple you don't really need one.
A couple of weeks ago I was at Whole Foods and buying shrimp because it was on sale. I was looking at all the fish and happened to see some shrimp skewers flavored all sorts of ways. The one that caught my eye was one with lemon and basil so I read the ingredients and decided that I could do that easily.
1 pound of shrimp
juice of 1 lemon
chopped fresh basil and parsley
1 garlic clove minced
Marinate for about 15 minutes and grill. I used my cast iron stove top grill.
I don't remember what I had with it but yesterday when I was at Whole Foods, I decided to try it again. So I bought some more shrimp and made an orzo salad to go with it.
For the salad I cooked some orzo, mixed in tomatoes, scallions, cucumbers and chopped parsley. I tossed the whole thing with a red wine vingegar and olive oil dressing. And of course kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to all the above.
I topped the salad with the shrimp, poured a nice glass of pinot grigio and had my feast.
I did have some leftovers (after my daughter raided the frig when she got home) and I'm going to chop the leftover shrimp and add to my orzo salad and take it to work tomorrow for lunch.
And now look at this scrumptious thing. Dessert!!! A lovely strawberry pie which was so so easy and so so delicious.
I made a strawberry pie last year but could not for the life of me find the recipe (and if you could see my recipe collection you'd know why) so I found this one on the food network site. It is called Our Favorite Fresh Strawberry Pie. We loved it.
That was my Saturday dinner. What did you have?
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