I feel like I’m always chasing time. There’s too much I want to do and not enough time to do it, and my list just seems to grow and grow. As a result, I’ve kind of become obsessed with tomorrow: tomorrow I’ll do this, tomorrow I’ll try that, etc. Thinking that way doesn’t help me at all, it only makes me more stressed out! Seriously, how does Martha Stewart do it? She’s so organized and compartmentalized, I’m convinced she’s managed to eek out 25 hours at least from a day. This week’s food blog review is from another busybody, Annie’s Eats, written by Annie, a blogger, cook, baker, wife, mom, and doctor.
One of my favourite Greek dishes is shrimp scampi. I know it is for many of you, as well. There’s something about shrimp cooked in tons of butter and garlic that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. And the smell is unbelievable, too! Annie’s Shrimp Scampi is adapted from a recipe by Ina Garten, and was a hit at the dinner table. It’s one of summer’s must-eats, and the combination of butter, garlic, lemon and parsley made for a perfect dinner.
My husband is the pizza maker in our house, and makes his dough from scratch, but since he’s been so busy lately, we been pizza-less. I decided to have a go at it but instead of making my own dough I bought it, and tried out Annie’s Thai Chicken Pizza (one of her own original recipes). While it’s not really a Thai dish, you can pretty much find a version of thai chicken pizza anywhere, including your neighbourhood pub. I was pretty excited that the pizza was smothered in sweet chili sauce, and liked the addition of freshly chopped peanuts and cilantro. However, I have to be honest and say it wasn’t my favourite take on thai chicken pizza. It was delicious and my husband loved it, but I felt like it needed another level of flavour; a drizzle of hoisin or peanut sauce might have done the trick. In any case, I’ll definitely be making it again!
I’ve got another great Greek-inspired recipe for you. This Foil Packet Fish Over Greek Orzo brings together many of my fave ingredients in one dish: tomatoes, olives, garlic, butter, orzo and fish. It’s cooked neatly in foil packages and when you open them, bam!, you’re met with a colourful, flavourful dish that smells as good as it looks. Annie made a compound butter with garlic, dill and lemon zest, and I think it makes the dish. The butter would be a hit spread over grilled corn or some flatbread, as well. I don’t know where Annie finds the time to do everything that she does, but I know I’ll have whatever she’s having!
Photos by Must Eat Now and via Annie's Eats
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