Monday, May 2, 2011

Seafood Medley Recipe

Following a Paleo lifestyle involves a big committment to taking the time to cook and prepare your food.  Cooking should be fun, but I often find myself in a rut, making the same things over and over again.  I recently discovered a seafood medley at Trader Joe's which was under $8 and contained shrimp, scallops, and calamari.  I made this dinner that felt gourmet but without any of the fuss or price.  Try it out from your local TJ's, I served it with sauteed spinach but you could also serve over spaghetti squash to stretch it a little farther.  It served 2, but with more substantial sides you could stretch this to serve 4.

What's for dinner at your house?
Seafood Medley
  • 1 bag of Trader Joe’s Seafood Medley (shrimp, scallops, and calamari)
  • 1 Shallot, sliced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • Splash of white wine and/or chicken broth
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Sautéed Spinach

  •   Bag of baby spinach
  • 1 pound of cremini mushrooms (baby portabellas)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste 
In a shallow pan, add about olive oil, minced garlic, and sliced shallots. Cook for a few minutes until the garlic become fragrant and then shallots start to become translucent. Add the defrosted seafood medley, white wine, and chicken broth (depending on how much ‘sauce’ you want) and stir constantly. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes until the seafood is fully cooked. Turn off heat and cover until spinach is ready.
In a second pan, heat olive oil and garlic, and add sliced cremini mushrooms. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the mushrooms begin to soften. Add spinach, salt, pepper, and cherry tomatoes halved. Cook until all of the spinach is wilted.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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