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Spanish rice and shrimps


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This is my new lunchtime invention! I heart cooking with shrimps and pairing it with a side filling dish. Today the Spanish rice is the awesome amigo.

If you are fan of the Spanish flavors, i encourage you to give it a try. Vamos to this flavorful quick, easy and foolproof recipe. I am sure you will end up with a staple recipe in your cooking book. I got lots of compliments 🙂

To serve two big portions you will need:

  • 400g cooked shrimps (oven baked or boiled) and deveined. Divided in 2x200g portions
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced

spanish rice and shrimps|marmite et ponpon

How to prepare the rice?

Heat the olive oil and cook the onion until fragrant and translucent. Add the rice and pour the chicken broth. If you prefer vegetable broth go ahead, it will still be as delicious. Mix all and add the remaining ingredients, tomato paste, paprika and garlic salt. Put 200g of the shrimps and keep the other 200g to serve it along with the rice for a nice presentation. When it starts boiling, cover your pot with the lid and let it cook on a very slow flame about 20-25 minutes or until all the liquid is gone.

spanish rice and shrimps| marmite et ponpon

This rice is a basic one for more other inventions, next time i will try it with beans or chicken. I will keep you posted. Happy cooking 🙂

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Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell


shrimps and exotic fruits saladFruits are food of Gods! This salad is inspired from my trip to Sri Lanka. In a previous post i mentioned all the health benefits of the exotic fruits of Sinhala which really motivated me to create this tempting salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

It has it all;  wholesome, delish and beautifully presented. Imagine this mix of mango, pineapple, papaya, avocado and shrimps!  When you smell its aroma as you take it to your mouth you wish to close your eyes to create a better mental image and involve all your senses.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladSo easy to do and doesn’t involve so much of preparation. To make this salad for two you need:

  • one medium pineapple
  • one medium mango
  • two small avocado
  • half of a papaya
  • 300g shrimps cooked

Divide the pineapple in two halves and empty one of them to use it as a boat for the salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladIn a bowl, cut all the fruits in medium cubes then add the shrimps. Mix all with lemon mayo dressing and pour it in the pineapple shell. Eh voila ready to serve!

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

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linguine alla scampi


The season of lent began today. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Some people abstain from eating meat (but salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and shellfish are permitted), so I will be posting some yummy meals to help.

linguini alla scampi

Linguine alla scampi is a 30 mns preparation meal and it’s so delicious

Ingredients: (for 2 people)

  • 350g shrimps
  • 250g linguine n11
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 garlic clove
  • chopped coriander
  • salt
  • chilli oil
  • garlic oil

Method:

–       boil the shrimps, peel and devein them

–        in a pan put together the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic and coriander for 5 minutes and add the shrimps, chilli oil , garlic oil and salt for another 5 mins. And your mix is ready to pour on the linguine.