Cucumber Salad

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This is a light and simple salad. I cut the oil down quite a bit from the original recipe – you won’t miss it.

Ingredients:
6 small Persian cucumbers, sliced in 1/2, 3/8 thick on a diagonal
1 roasted red pepper, sliced thin
2 TBSP white wine vinegar
2 TBSP canola oil
Salt and pepper
2 TBSP poppy seeds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss to combine.

Serves 2 – 4.

Shrimp with Olives and Tomatoes

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Ottolenghi can do no wrong! This one is quick, easy and most important delicious!

Ingredients:
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
4 TBSP butter, divided
Red pepper flakes
4 plum tomatoes, quarters
1/3 c kalamata olives, pitted
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP Pernod
4 TBSP parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

In a 12 inch skillet, heat 2 TBSP butter over medium high heat, once it starts to bubble add the shrimp and red pepper flakes, cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, garlic and olives, cook for 3 more min, stirring occasionally. Add pernod and remaining butter, cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and top with parley.

Serves 2 – 4.