Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Dinner - 06/06/10

For this weekly post, I usually cook family recipes. But I've been trying to add new things to my repertoire. The recipe below is from Women's Health Magazine. It is tasty, easy, and healthy. 

At the farmer's market yesterday, Li was struck be the gorgeous eggplants. So I bought a few. My favorite way to eat eggplant is eggplant stuffing, a traditional New Orleans dish. So today y'all are getting a two for one. (But I forgot to take pictures)

Shrimp, Cucumber Salad with Feta

2/3cup bulgur
1 2/3cup water
1/3cup fresh lemon juice
1lb shrimp, frozen coarsely chopped
1/2tsp pepper
1cup cucumber, diced
1cup tomatoes, diced
1/2cuo red onion, chopped
1/4cup parsley
2tbsp olive oil
1/2cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4tsp salt

In a medium pan, combine bulgur, water, and 2tbsp lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15mins. Drain and let cool.

Boil med-large pot of water. Add frozen shrimp. Cook until pink (fully cooked) Drain and allow to cool.

Once cool, coarsely chop shrimp and place shrimp in bowl. Sprinkle with 2tbsp lemon juice and 1/8tsp pepper. Let stand for 5mins.

Stir in cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, oil, and feta. Add salt, remaining lemon juice, and remaining 1/4tsp pepper and toss. Stir in cooled bulgur.

Eggplant Stuffing

2 eggplants
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 med onion, diced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/4cup parsley
1/4cup Dry white wine
1cup tomatoes, diced
Salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/2cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4cup Parmesan cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350deg.

Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions and garlic. Add the parsley, wine, and tomatoes.

Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Cut away the eggplant flesh from the skin. Using the food processor, grate the eggplant.

Stir in the eggplant pulp, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the bread crumbs and place in an oiled baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cook for 35mins.

I hope you enjoy this dinner as much as I did. What did y'all have for dinner?

If you have any question/comments about this recipe, pls leave me a comment or email at megmehell at yahoo.


Lori said...

That cucumber shrimp salad looks yummy. I am a sucker for anything with feta in it.

Dinner was fairly standard around these parts. After eating out last night, needed a normal meal LOL!!

Did you go to the oyster fest?

Jill said...

Hum...looks interesting. I'm not sure why but I think I'll pass on this one, despite how much I like shrimp. I DO need to venture out of my grilled chicken, br. rice and broccoli one of these days, though...thanks for always inspiring me to do so!!! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

All I have to say is.... Yummy!!