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Coco-Lemongrass Vermicelli Shrimp Bowl is a light and easy dish for the summertime, filled with a rainbow of crunchy veggies, coco-lemongrass shrimps on a small bed of vermicelli rice noodles. Summertime is sometimes painful… especially when you don’t have AC and live in Spain… It’s too hot to make tartar… too scared of making the fish turn bad as soon as it hits the infernal sun, and too hot for any long cooking sessions… Solution: the Wok! I love my wok, I like to work with it especially in the summertime to sauté food in no time. It’s so fast to cook with it, it won’t have time to warm up the house. The main idea here is to make a protein, whether it’s shrimps, chicken or tofu and sauté it rapidly in oil and lemongrass, than let it simmer for an extra minute in coconut milk for an ultra…

This Fast and Easy Shrimp Ceviche is a light and refreshing appetizer, great for any occasion. This quick version contains some fresh dill, tomatoes, avocado and red onions.  Having gone through South and Central Americas… each country has their own version of ceviche. The ‘Fast and Easy Shrimp Ceviche’ recipe is a mix of them all. For instance, in Mexico, they make it quite spicy and usually contain avocados. In Peru, it’s a main dish, served with Choclo (big grain corn), and sweet potatoes. Usually, it’s lightly spiced with Aji or Rocoto hot peppers. In Colombia, the ceviche is often made with ketchup or tomato sauce which makes it red and served with fried plantain (Patacones). Finally, in Ecuador, the ceviches are like a soup, with an extra shrimp broth, lots of cilantro and barely spicy. They are also many variations; some with fish, shrimp, shellfish, and even shark meat (Trujillo, Peru). But in the end,…

Spicy-Mango Shrimp Skewers are a colorful, tropical and most of all delicious. Spicy and sweet is one of my favorite combination, although it’s a mildly spiced recipe. Those skewers remind me of Caribbean food, especially with the mango and little sprinkle of grated (unsweetened) coconut. You can simply make a bunch of those under 15 minutes, no need to marinate, on the BBQ or the oven, so simple to make. The solely added ingredients, other than the obvious ones, are a spicy paprika or any hot pepper powder you prefer and coconut shreds. If you don’t want to let go of summer, this is the way, it will warm you right up. This dish can be serve as an appetizer or main meal, it’s light, fresh and filled with vitamins, in other words, a healthy dish. You also could make smaller version of skewers for a hors d’oeuvre style dinner or tapas night. I’ve added…

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