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Delicious Black Eyed Pea Salad

Looking for a fun summer side salad for your next family meal? Why not try this delicious black-eyed pea salad recipe. A fresh summer salad with lots of flavor that you can serve as a perfect appetizer for a meal with your friends and family.

To make your black-eyed peas more flavorful, you may also add garlic cloves, diced celery, and bay leaf. This will add a flavor contrast that will be perfect with the light tomato vinaigrette.

If you can't find marinated octopus, you can use calamari as a substitute. You can two cups of white wine as an additional flavoring for the salad during the cooking process. It will add an rich but zingy flavor to the dish.

Grains, dried beans, peas, and lentils are rich sources of nutrients, but they are difficult to digest unless properly prepared, as they contain enzyme inhibitors that keep them from germinating under dry conditions. This is the reason why you need to soak the beans overnight so that the body can easily digest the black eyed peas.

1 lb black eyed peas
1 lb marinated octopus
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
16 oz cherry tomatoes
4 oz green bell peppers
4 oz carrots
½ cup olive oil
1 oz shallot
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh oregano
Salt to taste
8
  1. Soak peas overnight in water with baking soda. They will sprout by day two.
  2. Cook peas, in chicken stock and water for 40 minutes or until beans are tender.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil,...
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Nutritions

Calories
236

Sodium
313mg
13% DV

Fat
18g
27% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV
368

Delectable Creamy Risotto

This creamy risotto is an excellent savory side dish that you can pair with braised oxtail recipes. This is a rice and cheese recipe with a taste similar to classic risotto, but with a bit more style.

Arborio rice is short-grain rice used primarily in the preparation of risotto. Arborio rice has more starch present since it undergoes less milling than medium grain rice. So, Arborio rice must be cooked slowly with a hot liquid to release its creamy starch content without becoming mushy.

Manchego cheese is made from sheep's milk. It has Spanish origins and is traditionally served with quince paste. It has a nutty, yet salty taste. If you can't find Manchego cheese at your local grocers, you can replace it with the Asiago, Muenster Cheese, or English Cheddar.

If your local grocers doesn't have arborio rice, you can use sushi rice as a substitute. To substitute sushi in this risotto, make sure you don't rinse it first, as keeping the starch in the dish will yield a greater result.

5 tbsp butter
1 (¼ cup) arborio
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
2 eggs
1 cup Manchego
4 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. Melt butter and mix into rice in a hot skillet.
  2. Fry the rice for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice to the chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix eggs, herbs, cheese, bread...
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Nutritions

Calories
333

Sodium
759mg
31% DV

Fat
20g
30% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
29g
9% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV
107

Citrusy Fish Escabeche Recipe

This delicious escabeche recipe is a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. This extraordinary fish recipe is an excellent light meal for dinner.

Escabeche is a dish of Spanish origin in which seared meat or fish is marinated in an acidic marinade. Fish escabeche is similar to ceviche. However, the fish is partially cook.

It works great in quick fish tacos. Just take a basic cheese taco and add a bit of the fish, peppers, and onions. Normally you wouldn't use melted cheddar in a fish taco, but because the cheese cuts through the acidity, it works. You can eat the escabeche a few hours after you prepare it, but it will be better if you let it marinate for half a day. The fish will firm up and have a better texture.

You can add half of the habanero to add a little heat to this citrusy escabeche.

3/4 cup olive oil
1 oz red bell pepper
1 oz green bell pepper
1 oz yellow bell pepper
1 oz onion
2 oz carrots
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
12 oz pacific black cod fillets
1/2 cup flour for dredging
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
4
  1. Pat dry the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Place flour on a plate and dredge the fillets in the flour on both...
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Nutritions

Calories
519

Sodium
536mg
22% DV

Fat
39g
60% DV

Protein
17g
34% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
536

Charred Romaine Salad

Grilled lettuce in a salad recipe? It may sound a bit weird, but it is yummy. This delicious salad recipe is a perfect side dish for any heavy meat recipe. A charred romaine salad with a light and refreshing flavor that cleanses the palate.

Making the vinaigrette for this salad is super easy. The formula is always 3 parts high-quality oil and 1 part acid. Oils such as extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, and pumpkin seed oil are perfect. Just be creative! For the acids, you may use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits.

4 heads romaine lettuce
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 cup chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, lovage
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. Mix the oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover the Romaine heads with half of the seasoned oil.
  3. Grill the heads for 1-2 minutes on each side until grill marks appear.
  4. Mix...
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Nutritions

Calories
57

Sodium
102mg
4% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
0.5g
1% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV
61

Mushroom Spinach Quiche

This tasty mushroom spinach quiche is so good with bold flavors perfect for a savory brunch. This egg quiche recipe is easy to make and a little easier on the waistline than any other homemade quiche.

What is quiche? A quiche is a savory custard usually made with a combination of eggs and cream. However, it can be made with a variety of different fillings including; meat, vegetables, cheeses, and seafood.

A few tasty additions for this recipe are sausages and ham. In addition, you may also add basil for a variation of greens in the quiche recipe.

1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz cheddar cheese
5 oz gruyere cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
8 oz shitake mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
6 oz baby spinach
1 tsp nutmeg
8
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Unroll pie dough into a cast-iron pan.
  3. Prick all over with a fork.
  4. Blind bake pie dough for 12 minutes, remove and set aside....
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Nutritions

Calories
287

Sodium
441mg
18% DV

Fat
24g
38% DV

Protein
10g
20% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV
52

Baked Red Snapper in Butter Sauce

Try this quick and easy baked red snapper recipe. It works for a busy weeknight or just a simple dinner idea for the family. This healthy meal idea is a perfect treat for those who want to eat a delicious fish recipe without breaking a sweat in the preparation.

The terms baking and roasting are often used interchangeably when applied to fish and shellfish. One disadvantage of baking fish is the short baking time does not allow the surface of the fish to caramelize. To help correct this problem, fish can be seared in a sauté pan or the broiler with a small amount of oil. Then finish the fish in the oven.

32 oz Red snapper fillets
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cloves garlic
4 oz cherry tomatoes
1 lemon
1/2 cup light white wine
Fresh mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
4
  1. Place the snapper on a buttered baking pan.
  2. Season the fillets with salt and white pepper.
  3. Brush with melted butter.
  4. In a bowl, combine minced garlic, minced mint, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
899

Sodium
1104mg
46% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
52g
105% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
15g
63% DV
415

Homemade Spiked Lemonade Recipe

Check out this homemade lemonade recipe, a refreshing drink to pair with your delicious dinner ideas. A wine flavored lemonade recipe made with just five ingredients.

There is a cool way of getting all the juice out of your lemons. Quarter the lemons and put them in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Use low speed to squeeze the lemons, then strain the juice directly into a measuring cup. A cool way to juice some lemons, right?

3 cups water, divided
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 bottle of white wine
1/2 cup mint leaves
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  1. Combine 1 cup of the water with raw honey and cook over medium-high heat until the honey is dissolved.
  2. Then transfer out of the saucepan and allow it to cool.
  3. In a large...
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Nutritions

Calories
122

Sodium
7mg
0% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
254

Pan Fried Shrimp Recipe

This pan fried shrimp dinner idea is the best meal to pair with your favorite bbq sauce recipe. A delicious appetizer recipe to prepare for a family meal idea. It's deliciously saucy, perfectly rich and buttery, and amazingly flavorful!

Shrimp is always a crowd favorite when it comes to quick meals and appetizers. Skip the boring chicken and replace it with a protein-packed shrimp. Shrimp is extremely versatile and they cook very quickly, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknights. Since shrimp are quick to cook, you just need to cook them for 1 minute per batch. Cooking them too long will result in a rubbery texture.

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup Panko crumbs
1/2 cup flour
12 oz vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
4
  1. Sprinkle shrimp with cajun seasoning.
  2. Place 3/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl.
  3. In a second shallow bowl, whisk eggs together with 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Combine bread...
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Nutritions

Calories
1066

Sodium
840mg
35% DV

Fat
79g
121% DV

Protein
26g
52% DV

Carbs
60g
20% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
372

Warm Corn Salad Recipe

This summer salad recipe is a light, flavorful salad filled hominy, peaches, and red peppers for a great dinner side dish. A summer corn salad recipe with a perfect balance of flavor. It is an excellent side for a grilled seafood recipe.

Corn recipes make for great summer dishes. This dish might be the first to go to at the next summer picnic. It's also great for a wine tasting party with your friends or family.

3 cups hominy
1/2 cup goat's cheese
2 peaches
6 green onions
1 ounce red pepper
1/4 cup basil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. In a large bowl, combine diced peaches, onions, and red peppers.
  2. Add finely chopped basil.
  3. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and half of the basil to make a...
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Nutritions

Calories
332

Sodium
204mg
8% DV

Fat
10g
16% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
52g
17% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV
52

Zesty Ginger and Peanut Soup

One person who ate this soup said it was the best soup they'd eaten in their entire life! You can always eat a warm and centering bowl of soup, even in the summer if it's a light soup. This is a rich, creamy, and delicious soup with the influence of West African cuisine. This peanut soup recipe is a perfect light and easy summer food for a brunch or dinner.

This dish is loosely based on groundnut stew, a dish common throughout West Africa. The main ingredients in groundnut stew are chicken, peanut butter, and ginger. However, this recipe uses pureed peanuts and chicken stock instead of peanut butter and chicken meat. This recipe is a light and herbaceous soup topped with appetizing looking garnishes.

8 cups chicken stock
1 Roma tomato
2 1/2 cups peanuts
1/2 cup butter
1 bunch mint
1 tsp cumin
5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp ginger
1 spring onion
8 ounces sweet potato
4 ounces spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pureé 2 cups peanuts, a bit of chicken stock, black pepper, garlic, 1 tbsp ginger, and cumin together.
  2. Roughly chop remaining peanuts and mint.
  3. Dice tomatoes.
  4. Slice...
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Nutritions

Calories
3761

Sodium
2862mg
119% DV

Fat
258g
398% DV

Protein
151g
303% DV

Carbs
167g
56% DV

Fiber
61g
244% DV

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