Friday, January 23, 2009

Shrimp and Pears

Hmm, well it seems to be an Ellie Krieger kind of week with the addition of this post! First up was Baked shrimp w/tomatoes & feta. While it didn't blow me away, it was a good and will definitely stay in my arsenal for a quick, tasty meal. Oh, the pears didn't go in with the shrimp, don't worry! I had an ezequiel english muffin to help sop up the juices (it's hiding up in the top of the picture).



With the open bottle of red wine from my Stuffed Pork and a few pears in my fruit bowl ripening too fast, I decided to make some red wine-poached pears! Once poached, I sliced them up and added the liquid back as I refrigerated them until I was ready to get drunk, err, I mean consume. I served up some slices with greek yogurt sweetened with a little bit of agave and topped with a little wheat germ for a delicious dessert! I tried to get all artsy, but apparently from the lack of good photos I failed :)


Last but not least, I feel honored to mention a giveaway from one of my favorite bloggers, Ricki! (think chocolate pate, of late) Go visit her at Diet, Dessert and Dogs... ESPECIALLY if you live in the toronto area :)

24 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

GORGEOUS pear dessert!!

Esi said...

I have had that shrimp recipe saved for a while. I will have to try it. The pears sound good too.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh my I want a pear now!

Erica said...

I love Elie! The shrimp looks really good. Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway

Rachel said...

That looks delicious. I have some ripe pears in my fruit bowl too...I'll check out that recipe.

Heather said...

i love poaching pears. it's such a delicious dessert. the shrimp sound lovely, too!

Sara said...

This looks delicious - I've never made poached pears before, will have to give it a try!

Ricki said...

At first, I thought you'd cooked shrimp and pears TOGETHER! Whew. They both look great (individually, of course). Thanks so much for the shout-out! And good luck in the contest. :) :)

Elra said...

Sounds fabulous. I love poached pear too. I think it's one of my favorite dessert. Next time I should try to poached it with red wine. Delicious.
Cheers,
Elra

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Heavenly dessert...can I get get drunk too? :)

Meg said...

Shrimp always pairs well with tomatoes. YUM!

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

wine poached pears? that's so creative. girl, you need to write a cookbook!!


how are things with you my love?

Bridget said...

LOVE Ellie!! I have her cookbook and really need to use it more...she has the best recipes and cooking techniques, I also DVR her whenever I can :)

Kevin said...

That is a tasty way to enjoy some shrimp.

Elina said...

Haha, that title scared me a little... glad to hear you didn't combine shrimp and pears! I actually saw the show when Ellie made those poached pears and they looked great!

5 Star Foodie said...

The poached pear dessert looks wonderful! Love the shrimp recipe too. I am wondering now about how shrimp and pear would taste together - it could be interesting :)

Reeni♥ said...

What a beautiful dessert!!! The baked shrimp sounds good too!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

nice dessert!
Off to check out her blog!

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

wholefoodswholeme said...

delicious!!!!! can almost taste these!! shrimp are one of my most favourite foods ever :D

Dawn said...

Oh that's a good combo with the pears. You didn't say how it tasted, but I am assuming it was a good one.
I saw that recipe for the shrimp too, and just wanted to pass on it, so maybe it's a good thing I did.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

interesting recipe for the shrimp, it looks real delish! :D

Rosiecat said...

I could use a glass of wine right now ;-)

The pears are so delicious this year! I'm thrilled by them. A pear is such a tease--you buy it at the market and then you have to wait a week until they are actually ripe enough to eat. Luckily I have oranges to tide me over in between pears.

Pumpkin said...

I love, love, loooooove poached pears! I don't know why they aren't more popular as a dessert. And red wine makes them such a lovely color, doesn't it?

Kevin said...

That shrimp with feta dish sounds good and those pears...mmm...

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