Saturday, May 30, 2015

Slop & Slather BBQ sauce

Sounds funny I know, Slop and Slather....

I decided at the last minute to whip up some BBQ sauce for steak on the grill, and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe.... Fast, easy and surprisingly, we all loved it.  
(and I don't like BBQ anyhow, so go figure!)

Sweet, sour, with a mild heat after kick...

1 cup Ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 C chopped onion
1/4 C worchestershire sauce
2 TBS vinegar
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all together, and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 25 minutes...Stirring often, and it will cook down to about 2 cups... I slathered it on the steaks when I grilled them, and we added more at the table on our portions...  It's a keeper!

From Better Homes and Garden's Grill it magazine issue 2015

Lentils shrimp salad

16 oz bag of lentils. cook as per package instructions.
Drain rinse with cold water.

1 cup parsley
cherry tomatoes,one package, halved.
1 cup of feta cheese

1.5 pound cooked shrimp

salad dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of one half lemon
2 cloves garlic
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 bunch of spinach, wilt over heat with a tiny bit of oil...
Salt & pepper to taste

Drizzle salad dressing over the lentils, add shrimp and sprinkle feta cheese over the entire salad and mix all together...

You could add any summer veggies, cucumber, red peppers cilantro, pineapple. Yum!