Shrimp ceviche

I really adore eating ceviche so I decided I would try to make some. Ceviche is a dish that originated in south America, traditionally using raw fish. The addition of lemon or lime juice would serve to kind of cook the fish. I just cannot bring myself to use raw fish in a recipe, so I got some raw shrimp, cleaned, deveined, head and tails removed. I boiled them for a few minutes with a little seasoned salt, drained them and added the other ingredients. It is chilling in my fridge now and will be ready for a cool dinner on a hot summer night.

Ingredients:
2 pounds cooked shrimp
Juice of two fresh lemons
Two diced tomatoes
One half diced green pepper
Four green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
One half teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients allow to chill for a couple of hours. It’s good to serve with tortilla chips.

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easy pasta salad

Looking in our cupboard.. I noticed that we have lots and I mean lots of pasta. A craving for pasta salad came over me. We had tuna/ mac salad earlier this month chicken/mac last month so … I threw a few things together and came up with a very good combo.

500 grams 17.6 oz. pasta (I used an organic Gemelli from Costco. The reason for so much pasta)

1 cup Italian dressing

1 Tbs McCormick’s salad supreme seasoning

1/2 can olives (black)

1/2 red,yellow and orange bell peppers

1/4 onion

30 slices of dry italian salami

1/2 lb frozen california veggie medley (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)

1 Tbs of garlic

Cook pasta as directed. drain,rinse and let cool

thaw the frozen medley

Chop all ingredients to your desired thickness.

mix italian dressing and salad seasoning in a bowl

toss all ingredients together and chill.

Serve alone or with lunch or dinner.. Or eat as an unconventional breakie. LOL 😀