Blue Moon, Butternut Squash, and Shrimp Risotto

I love making and eating risotto, and I’ve even featured an asparagus version on this blog before. In that post, I referenced how you could make risotto with beer instead of the traditional wine. That’s what I’ve done here, and it is so good. This risotto is citrusy and slightly sweet with just a touch of shrimpiness. My risotto-cooking technique has also progressed to the point where I can rely on it spreading beautifully on the plate and the rice … Continue reading

Roasted Shrimp and Beet Salad with Citrus

Roasting makes everything taste better. The roasted beets and shrimp in this salad pack a flavorful punch, which is only highlighted by some orange segments and a light, citrus dressing. Make this salad if you’re in the mood for a pretty lunch. Or if you have some beets to use up. Surprisingly, even Stella’s nose went wild for it! Start off by preheating your oven to 425┬║F. Then, peel and chop your beets into uniformly sized pieces. I had a … Continue reading

Pinch Me Paella

This paella is one of the best things I’ve ever made. I recently watched an episode of “Avec Eric” (with Eric Ripert, no pun intended) where he made a great looking seafood paella. And he made it look so simple. So, after consulting a few Food Network recipes, I was ready to give it a go.┬áBecause of this paella’s ease and beauty, I think it would be the perfect thing to make for your next dinner party. First, chop up … Continue reading