3 Seafood Dishes for Dinner

Any dinner should be special since it’s time for you to gather with the whole family. Make it more special by serving these 3 seafood dishes for your dinner. No needs to worry, these 3 seafood dishes for dinner are real quick and easy to make. A real time saver and complicated-free.

Shrimp with Peppers and Corns

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8.8 ounces) pouch cooked long grain rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes with chili seasoning, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 cup sliced baby sweet peppers or diced sweet peppers
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium raw shrimp
  • Italian (flat-leaf) parsley


Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine rice and tomatoes. In a small bowl, mix together cumin, salt, and black pepper; stir half of the cumin mixture into the rice. Cover and cook over medium heat until heated through. Reduce heat to low; cover and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and corn. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stir occasionally. Stir in garlic. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining cumin mixture. Add shrimp to skillet. Cook until shrimp are opaque and peppers are crisp-tender (2 to 5 minutes, depending on size of shrimp).
  3. Serve shrimp mixture over rice; sprinkle with parsley.


Penne with Shrimp, Feta, and Spring Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces penne rigate (ridged)
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch length
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, thawed
  • 8 ounces snow peas, trimmed and halved on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves


Directions:
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook penne for 5 minutes less than al dente. Add asparagus; cook for 3 minutes. Add shrimp and snow peas; cook for 2 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.
  2. To pasta mixture, add oil, lemon juice, garlic, and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Gently mix in feta and mint; adjust to desired consistency with some pasta water as needed. Serve immediately.

Thai Steamed Mussels 

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 (13.5 ounces) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
  1. In a large stock pot, combine the lime juice, coconut milk, wine, curry paste, garlic, fish sauce and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar and curry paste and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes then add mussels. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until mussels are opened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and discard any unopened mussels. Pour mussels and liquid into a serving dish and toss with cilantro.
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