Feb 24
2013

New Recipes: Shrimp Étouffée, Chinese Beef & Bok Choy Noodles

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New Recipes: Shrimp Étouffée, Chinese Beef & Bok Choy Noodles

This past two weeks have been crazy. Between traveling to soccer tournaments for my older son’s team and working around the clock (or so it seems), my husband and I are yearning for a little downtime. But just because we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off, that doesn’t mean that we didn’t sit down for some good meals. There’s always time for food, right? Whether you’re looking for a comforting vegetarian recipe, a breakfast hash that will knock your socks off, Chinese noodles and dumpling dishes or my favorite lunch recipe, this post has something for you. There are plenty of keepers in this batch, so let’s get down to business.

This Week’s Recipes:

Curry Lentils & a Go-To Lunch Recipe:

This Curry Red Lentil Stew with Tomatoes is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes. Not only are the lentils a lean and hearty source of protein, but they practically beg to soak in Indian spices such as curry and garam masala. Of course, my youngest son had a different take on the lentils (see the post to read about that).

We all need healthy go-to lunch recipes that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. This Low-Fat Salmon Salad Sandwich with Capers is one of my favorites.

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Curry Red Lentil Stew with Tomatoes
Low-Fat Salmon Salad Sandwich with Capers

A Sweet Potato Hash & Scrumptious Dumplings

How do you spice up your everyday breakfast hash while keeping it lean? In this Sweet Potato & Endive Hash with Sriracha Buttermilk Sauce, I sautéed sweet and russet potatoes with some chopped endive, and drizzled the golden brown skillet of potatoes with a creamy, slightly spicy buttermilk sriracha sauce.

Sure, I made these Steamed Shrimp & Mushroom Dumplings for Chinese New Year in honor of the Chinese New Year. But let me tell you that there’s no way that I’m waiting another year to make these little parcels of flavor. They are so good that deserve to be made weekly.

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Sweet Potato & Endive Hash with Sriracha Buttermilk Sauce
Steamed Shrimp & Mushroom Dumplings for Chinese New Year

New Recipes for allParenting.com:

A New Orleans Specialty & Easy Chinese Noodles

I delved into the world of southern cooking with my version of an étouffée. This Shrimp Étouffée for Mardi Gras bathes plump shrimp in a rich sauce of tomatoes and cajun spices. Serve it alongside a Hurricane cocktail and pull on those Mardi Gras beads. It’s good for a party any time of the year!

In the tradition of Chinese New Year, noodle dishes such as these Chinese Beef & Bok Choy Noodles bring longevity. While I fully support traditions of any culture, I am just as excited by the fact that this is a quick and healthy meal to serve your family at any time of the year.

More Recipes from Cookin' Canuck
Shrimp Étouffée for Mardi Gras
Chinese Beef & Bok Choy Noodles

Have a great weekend!

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1 Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas February 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

Shrimp étouffée has been on my to-do list for ages! You just bumped it up. Yum!

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2 Kate@Diethood February 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

The shrimp and mushroom dumplings need to make it to our dinner table – they sound so, so GOOD!

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3 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts February 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

I don’t even know where to start–it all looks good! Conveniently, I’ve been working on eating up fridge, freezer, and pantry items, so I have very little on hand. (And, the fridge is so shiny and pretty when it’s nearly empty).
Which means I’m unconstrained for what I fix first! Oh the choices . . .

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4 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You February 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I love your shrimp etouffee…We spent a vacation in NOLA last year and I fell in love with the food and people. The beads give a great touch to the picture.

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I’m craving your beef and bok choy noodles, yum!

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6 Susan February 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Holy smokes! Excellent fare at your house this past week! That on a busy week? I’m impressed! Especially love the lentils and that salmon salad!

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7 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 25, 2013 at 5:04 am

Ooooo I can’t wait to check out that Chinese Beef Noodles dish! Sounds right up my alley!

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8 Robyn | Add a Pinch February 25, 2013 at 5:22 am

These all look delicious, Dara!

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9 Helene February 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I think I would start by trying the Shrimp recipes, we love shrimps in my home but they all look delicious.

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