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Veggie Sushi with Shrimp

I saw a great picture and recipe for a vegan veggie sushi roll with cashew paste.  It was so pretty and I wanted to put a spin on it.  The cashew paste did not appeal to me at all, so instead of that to seal the wrap I used cream cheese with shrimp and wasabi.  They turned out pretty tasty!

1 zucchini, sliced very thin

2 carrots, chopped in about 2 inch match stick width

1 bell pepper, chopped in about 2 inch thin strips

1/2 block of cream cheese

4-5 squeezed of wasabi (do this according to your taste, taste after each squeeze)

1/4 cup chopped cooked shrimp

Place the cream cheese in a bowl and let it come to room temperature.  While that is happening, slice and chop the vegetables.  Squeeze the wasabi into the cream cheese and continue to mix until you get it to your taste.  Add the shrimp and mix until it’s incorporated.  Add about 1/2 – 1 tsp of the cream cheese mixture to each slice of cucumber and place the carrots and peppers on top.  Roll the zucchini as tightly as possible.  The cream cheese mixture will help it stay sealed.  Serve with soy sauce.

1 cucumber will make about 15 rolls.  Oh and I ended up not using the radish that was in the pic, I didn’t like how it tasted with everything else.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp

This is a recipe is some of my favorite flavors of the spring and summer.  Over the weekend, I had had more than enough of the cold and gray of winter and I wanted some light flavors.  I also have used this marinade on chicken and it tastes great!

I used about 1 pound of 31-40 raw shrimp

Marinade:

About 1/2 extra virgin olive oil

About 1/4 cup tequila

The juice of 2 limes

2 TBS minced red onion

Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 TBS minced garlic

Dash of salt and pepper

Mix all marinade ingredients together in bowl or ziploc bag (I use a bag, so that clean up is simple!) for at least 30 minutes and up to over night.  I put the shrimp on skewers and grilled them for about 5 minutes.  The shrimp are cooked when they turn a nice pink.  You could also saute the shrimp for a few minutes, flipping a few times.

Pizza Party!

Last week my friend Mandy and I had a pizza party.  I had picked up fresh dough at Trader Joe’s, 1 wheat and 1 herbed.  The dough turned out to be very good.  We decided to do margarita on the herbed crust and did 1/2 cilantro and shrimp and 1/2 blue cheese with caramelized onions.  The blue cheese and caramelized onion was my favorite!  For this pizza parties, real margaritas were a must!  It took Mandy quite some time to get to my place because of the roads.

So, this is not so much a recipe but a note of encouragement to take flavors you love to the crust!  What is your favorite combination for pizza toppins?