December 28, 2008

It's All Greek to Me

We love ethnic foods, the flavors, the aromas, the colors, the textures.
Greek, Italian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican - we really love ethnic flavors more than we enjoy typical American foods.

I was craving the flavors of Greek food when I made this up for dinner one night the other week and it came out so delicious I will have to add this to our regular mix of meals.

We'll call this Greek Shrimp Salad

1 Package(s) couscous

1/2 diced cucumber

1/4 Cup(s) feta cheese

1 Can(s) drained sliced olives

2 Tablespoon(s) divided olive oil

1 tsp. to taste rosemary

1 to taste black pepper

1 Pinch(s) salt

1 to taste lemon juice

40 medium peeled deveined shrimp

1 to taste lemon peel


Directions: Prepare couscous according to package directions. Add cucumber, feta and olives. Combine. Season with 1 tablespoon olive oil, rosemary, pepper, lemon juice and salt. In a large sautee pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook shrimp that. Season with pepper, rosemary and lemon peel. Put 1 cup couscous on each plate and top with 20 shrimp.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

I'm with you on enjoying ethnic foods moreso than traditional 'american' foods. This salad sounds great and a nice change of pace from heavy holiday fare.