12 Most Popular Recipes of 2015

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The 12 most popular recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you, my readers.  Below is the one delicious recipe from each month of 2015 that was the most visited throughout the year.I truly appreciate you all for having been a part of  Cooking On The Weekends in 2015!Thank you for visiting my … [Read more...]

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp-A Photographic Guide

If time allows when you're cooking, starting from scratch is always best.  And in the case of peeling and deveining shrimp it can save you money -- shrimp per pound is considerably more expensive if the work has been done for you. Makes perfect sense, but it's really easy to do yourself, and from my experience, it's … [Read more...]

Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa

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Have you ever bitten into something and you absolutely, positively couldn't help but moan a little?You already know about my obsession with Cara Cara's, so you won't be surprised when I tell you this recipe evolved from there.  (If you don't know about this current citrus obsession of mine, you can read about it … [Read more...]

Broiled Cilantro Chimichurri Dover Sole Recipe

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Since learning from my new favorite cookbook, 50 Best Plants on the Planet, that cilantro is one of the top five most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet, I love it even more!Over the weekend I made a huge amount of my Cilantro Chimichurri, and I've been enjoying it on everything this week.  I mixed it into … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice Recipe

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Is bragging always a bad thing?What if it's about something really fantastic you've done?Like say, cooking one of the most delicious meals you've ever tasted?I'm just going to go ahead and say that this Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice is exactly that -- one of the best meals I've ever I've ever … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tomatillo Shrimp Ceviche

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Do you have a friend who -- no matter how much time goes by without talking -- you still feel totally connected?My dear friend Pilar lives in Madrid, Spain.  I lived there for a year and -- just by chance  my study abroad program placed me in her apartment.  We became close friends instantly and we felt like … [Read more...]

Spicy Cilantro Shrimp

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Have you ever seen a "secret sauce" on a menu?If I had a menu, the sauce for this shrimp would definitely be my "secret sauce!"  Just calling it that makes it so much more alluring, doesn't it?!Here's the deal. . . this sauce has essentially three ingredients, takes about two minutes to prepare, and it tastes … [Read more...]

Silvia’s Summer Seafood Paella

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As you know, we recently took a family vacation to New York.  We planned the trip around the wedding of our close friends, Ed and Danielle.  The wedding was at Danielle's family home in Woodstock, and it was gorgeous!  I could write forever about all the exciting details of the fun wedding -- but, for now I'm focusing … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp

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Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know.Hibiscus flowers remind me of … [Read more...]