Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Top Italian Recipe, 4 Miles, Surf & Turf,

Thanks for participating in the giveaway! For those who missed it, it's a $15 gift certificate to CSN stores - if you want to join just click here and leave a comment! Loved all of our 'towel talk' too - so fun to see little random tips like that! So my Thursday was just spent working, walking 4 miles, and then a great dinner with Austin to celebrate our third anniversary at Pampas Steakhouse. I got the same salad as last year (haha!) - this wonderful arugula salad with lemon vinegarette and fresh parmesan, then I got something new here: Surf & Turf! A wonderful 1/2 filet mignon and crusted Chilean sea bass. Amazing! It really was great - not even sure which I liked better, but I liked that having the variety in those two made me NOT want a carb or sidedish. :) We shared a bottle of wine with dinner, then came home, hung out, played pool and had a nice night in - the weather was just amazing!

Friday I woke up exhausted. I had gotten up at 4 a.m. to take Remy to pee, then never got back to sleep. SIGH. So I was crabby and tired, worked all day, then after work I went to the gym and walked 4 miles, while reading Jennifer McMahon's Promise Not to Tell - SO good - I read like 100 pages! After the gym I got home and whipped up two new recipes.

Austin snapped pics while I cooked... apparently I look angry while cooking which is so funny to me because I find it SO therapeutic! (on another note my arms look like crazy long ape arms hehe)

Here's one of the new recipes:
Recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking
Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information (4 shells): 441 calories, 49 carbs, 14 fat grams and 32 protein grams.

Review: AMAZING. New favorite Italian recipe. Seriously. Just the right amount of food, great mixture of cheese, the mushrooms and garlic gave it extra bite and texture and the spicy sausage was perfect - added a lot of flavor for not a lot of calories. This was a an easy recipe to put together and will DEFINITELY be made again! I'm so excited that I tried these and while I loved my last stuffed shells recipe (with 96/4 ground beef and frozen spinach), this spicy Italian turkey sausage and fresh spinach mixture blew that one out of the water. For real! I hope you try this and love it!


Q:What's your favorite Italian dish? Mine is now stuffed shells. Seriously - THAT good. And I realize I could use this same mix in manicotti or whatever - but it tastes wonderful in the shells!

Q: Do you like Chilean Sea Bass? I RARELY order it. Sometimes it's just too tender for me - but this one was more on the crispy side due to the light breading - LOVED IT!

16 comments:

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

Sounds like you two had a GREAT celebration! yayy :) And the shells look fabulous! I love stuffed shells and its fun to mix up the add ins. My favorite Italian dish? Oh gosh...probably vegetable lasagna. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Its so beautiful! I just went to the beach

biz319 said...

Okay, without the mushrooms, I am totally making this dish!

I am not much of a fish lover, but turns out I love chilean sea bass! Too bad my store sells it for $22 a pound! :(

Glad your anniversary dinner was good - Tony is doing better - he's already walked twice today!!

Tyler said...

That looks very tasty! I just might have to try it! I owe my parents some burrito casserole too!

RickGetsFit.ca said...

The surf and turf sounds awesome! I've never actually had sea bass - I'd love to try it sometime. Cheers, Rick

Lee said...

I bet I could make this with fake sausage and it'd be really good.

Honestly, my favorite Italian dish is probably pizza. Or cioppino. I've never had the sea bass.

Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect said...

I can't wait to try this recipe!! My boyfriend will be a happy man. :) Growing up, my favorite dish was lasagna. I don't really have a fave anymore. How sad is that? I need to be more creative with my cooking.

I don't think I'll ever forget having Chilean Sea Bass on my first date ever. Nothing bad happened, but that is just engrained in my noggin for some reason.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I've never made stuffed shells. Yours look great!

I've only had sea bass a few times, but each time it was really good. In fact, I want some again! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tami said...

The shells look good! Favorite pasta dish? that is a hard one, I like one I make with penne, shrimp and asparagus.

I think your arms look toned and buff!

Christina said...

1. you are buff. 2. i always look mean/serious when i'm cooking.

question 1: chicken marsala or gnocchi. or risotto. omg i love italian.

question 2: nah, not a sea bass fan.

Kacy said...

I love Chilean sea bass - it's one of my favorite things to order if it's cooked well.

Mica said...

Your arms look nice and toned haha--not like ape arms! It's just a concentration face, not an angry face, right?

Melissa said...

Next to Ahi Tuna, Sea Bass is my favorite fish.
I make a yummy stuffed shells recipe that I love! I love all types of Italian food though.
You have very NICE arms!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I've never made stuffed shells. Yours look great!

I've only had sea bass a few times, but each time it was really good. In fact, I want some again! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

RickGetsFit.ca said...

The surf and turf sounds awesome! I've never actually had sea bass - I'd love to try it sometime. Cheers, Rick

Tyler said...

That looks very tasty! I just might have to try it! I owe my parents some burrito casserole too!