Jul 282014
 

Welcome to Share Your Stuff Tuesday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


Mango Corn Salsa
Combine mango, corn, and some bell pepper for a sweetly tropical flavored mango corn salsa.

Coconut Shrimp Patties
Shrimp, combined with a bit of garlic and green onions, formed into cakes coated with shredded coconut for some tropical coconut shrimp patties.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :) I'm also looking for some co-hosts during September. Let me know if you're interested!

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


Kit Kat Brownies
Making brownies out of candy bars sounds like a great idea! I wonder what other candy bars would taste yummy too. :)

And a few of my favorites!


BBQ Pineapple Guacamole Burgers
Three of our favorite flavors are BBQ, pineapple, and guacamole. So you see how I had to feature this recipe. :)

Chimichurri Burger
With this hot weather, burgers are a great option, and this chimichurri one sounds just splendid!

Mexican Beef Wraps
Avoid heating up the kitchen too much by using a slow cooker. Make these Mexican beef wraps for yumminess. :)

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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Emily from Simple Life of a Fire Wife
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Jul 282014
 
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties

After making the Mango Corn Salsa, I realized I also needed a seafood dish. James chose shrimp, so I started thinking about some potential flavor combos. Then I thought about Coconut Shrimp. I'd gotten some shredded coconut since I'd planned on making some Coconut Tofu. Except I used the tofu for something else. Instead of making the usual Coconut Shrimp, I thought making Coconut Shrimp Patties would be a fun, new recipe and allow me to incorporate even more coconut flavor. We served these coconut shrimp patties with the Mango Corn Salsa, and the Sweet Chili Sauce would also go well.

What's your favorite way to eat coconut?


Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties


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Shrimp, combined with a bit of garlic and green onions, formed into cakes coated with shredded coconut for some tropical coconut shrimp patties.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 cup coconut, shredded
1 teaspoon 1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, sliced
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 egg
1 teaspoon cilantro

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 2 - Pulse together shrimp, garlic, green onion, lemon zest, egg, and cilantro until just mixed. 2. Pulse together shrimp, garlic, green onion, lemon zest, egg, and cilantro until just mixed.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 3 - Take a portion of the shrimp mixture and cover it with coconut. 3. Take a portion of the shrimp mixture and cover it with coconut.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 4 - Pan fry the shrimp cakes until crispy on each side. 4. Pan fry the shrimp cakes until crispy on each side.

Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties

Jul 252014
 
Morsels of Life - 5 Friday Finds

This week, I've been trying to get a new archiving system set up. It's a pretty tedious process, but I'm nearing the end (at least I hope so)! First, I need to set up the categories. In the past, I've used the materials as the categories. Now, I'm shifting those over to tags, and making the categories more of a type of food listing - breads, sides, snacks, etc. Then I'll need to update the Archives page. I'm still thinking through how I want it, as well as how it would be most useful. :)

Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.)


Starting off with the most popular!

Naked Italian Chicken Strips
We used to eat similar chicken strips, but it's been a while. Maybe it's time to bring them back!

And continuing with the featured recipes!

Chocolate-covered Cherry Macaroons
Combine chocolate covered cherries with one of my favorite cookies, and how can you not have a tasty treat? :)

Brown Sugar
I can vouch for this brown sugar recipe. It really is that easy! I also prefer the taste of fresh brown sugar (even if it's all just in my head!), and I like being able to adjust the strength of the molasses flavor. :)

Fruit and Nut Clusters
These fruit and nut clusters look like some perfectly tasty bites, especially on the go. :)

Coconut Macaroons
There's just something about these cookies that's so delightful. :)

Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend!

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