Cilantro-lime shrimp is something I’ve often seen on pinterest and wanted to try. This week my husband and I decided to take the plunge into healthier eating and while look for meals, a lot of them had shrimp. So this was it. This was my chance to finally grab everything I needed and dive straight into this delicious looking creation.
After I got started on prep, it wasn’t too hard to feel like I was moving in the right direction. The scent going through the house was even so appetizing that even my picky eater asked to sample this dish!
I was worried at first that it was going to suck. I mean even with the house smelling good enough to eat, I really don’t have a hugely successful track record when it comes to cooking. I can bake but asking me to cook is like committing taste bud suicide. Most times, my creations tend to be bland. Even when I follow directions, I fail. This time though, I think these yummy little shellfish came out perfect!
I loved that this dish is healthy but it’s also simple. There were few steps for prep and it really took me less than 10 minutes. My only suggestion is to devein the shrimp beforehand. Most people would be smart and do this but in my excitement to try cilantro-lime shrimp, I waited until my pan was completely heated to even get started on it!
When I finished, these bad boys were booming with flavor. I decided they would work really well in tacos with a slice of avocado. These little shrimp were scrumptious and the perfect entree to kick off our healthy eating! Below you can find the recipe and how to to prepare them! I know these will become a new favorite lunch, especially for someone like me who can appreciate ease when cooking. I hope that if you try these, you enjoy them as much as I did.
Cheesecake seems to be a favorite right now. I’ve always loved it but until recently, never made it. Well this is the second one I’ve tried and I feel like I won’t be stopping anytime soon. This recipe came from my sister’s Mother in law. As far as cheesecake goes, it’s fairly simple and easy to follow recipe. I do have some tips though that can make it go much easier.
Use a Mixer
There are many you can choose from. If you’re on a limited budget, a hand mixer will work. Personally, I adore my stand mixer and use it every opportunity I can. It would have been well worth the investment if my in laws and hubby hadn’t worked together to get it for me for Christmas.
Use a Silicone Round Mold
We used a 10″ Round Silicone Cake Mold Pan . It was slightly flimsy but it helps so much when it comes to getting the cheesecake out for presentation. When I made my last one, I wasn’t able to get it out with ease like this one. I would suggest putting the round pan in the larger pan you plan on using for the water bath before you pour in the batter. If you can’t get a 10″ silicone pan, two smaller 8″ one would probably make two thinner cheesecakes. And with the parchment paper on the sides, you may even be able to get it out of a non silicone pan with more ease than not. This just makes it so you don’t have to really flip it.
This can be done a couple way. We used two. We melted white chocolate and made shavings out of it. Do a LOT of these. It makes it look so nice. Also, because of my son’s food allergies, we had to use an store brand. My sister mother in law said Nestles White Chocolate chips do much better than the kind we had. It was very hard to make them with what we had.(Use way more than what you see in the last picture) Another idea is using raspberry sauce. I used this recipe. Keep in mind when cooking it down that you need a strainer to get the seeds out and you probably want it a little thicker than sauce. It was delicious but runny. Next time I make it, I will look for ways to thicken it.
I loved a good cake stand for final presentation. It give the cake a classy look and personally I feel it makes it stand out. The one below is from Kohls and at first I was unsure it was going to fit but honestly it’s perfect!