Tacos al Pastor

Today is Taco Tuesday! These tasty Tacos al Pastor are so simple to make. I shared a recipe for Tacos al Pastor made in a slow-cooker a few years ago and decided to make one for the stove top… although the original al Pastor is pork that is made on a spit-grill, I don’t have one of those, so I cut a pork tenderloin into chunks then braise them in a pineapple-lime broth until they fall apart. Once shredded they fit perfectly into soft corn tortillas. With the addition of sliced red onion, fresh cilantro and shredded cotija cheese these Tacos al Pastor are ready-to-eat!

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Scallop Ceviche: Revisited

I first shared this Ceviche recipe in 2016 – it’s about time we revisited it!

…Ceviche is one of my favorite ways to eat scallops, tuna, salmon… well just about any fish that can be made into a ceviche! The first time I had it was in a Cuban restaurant in Chicago. In Chicago for only a few days, I went back to eat it three times. After I got home I craved it, but no restaurant where I live served it, so I had to remember the flavor profile and learned to make it. Now I have it as often as I like…

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Roasted Corn, Aged Cheddar & Bacon Flatbreads

Way back in the Fall of 2019 (seems like so long ago…) we went to Seasons 52 for Happy Hour and enjoyed a Corn & Bacon Flatbread they had on the menu… I’ve been thinking of making this at home ever since…It served as a very quick and tasty lunch…omit the bacon if you’re not a fan – maybe substitute thin red onion which will add a wonderful flavor…

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Sunkist Salad

A local country club has a salad on their menu that I have ordered more than anything else on their menu…it’s just so good! Mixed greens combine with crispy coconut shrimp, fresh strawberries & mandarin oranges along with heart-healthy walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette drizzled on top makes every bite so delicious. We no longer belong to the club but I still make it at home – and it’s even better…

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Shrimp Ravioli & Garlic Lemon Butter

I’ve been making these little gems for about a year now and we LOVE them!!! They are super easy to make and a punch of flavor… My Hubby calls them his new favorite dinner. He even asked for them for his birthday dinner!!! I wanted to have shrimp scampi but also had some wonton wrappers that I wanted to use and I’ve cheated using wonton wrappers for ravioli before…. so why not shrimp?!

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