Ever since our heavenly dinner at Menton I was craving macarons, so I did some googling and found out that Aroa, a chocolatier that I pass on my way home from work, had really good ones. After a horrendous dentist appointment Tuesday morning, a really bad start to the day, I decided to pick up a treat to eat while watching Lost, and I ordered 4 salted caramel macarons and 4 chocolate macarons to share with the hubs. I arranged them in my nana’s crystal cracker dish when I got home, and they fit PERFECTLY.
After icing my poor knees for awhile, I got started making shrimp and corn fritters, a recipe from Secrets of a Skinny Chef that I have been eyeing for quite awhile. Once again, Jennifer Iserloh’s recipe did not disappoint!
I started out by cleaning and deveining a bunch of shrimp, then chopping them roughly and setting them aside.
I didn’t have fresh corn, but the next best thing is Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn, also known as an amazing addition to any dish. I absolutely love this stuff and try to keep a bag on hand at all times. Its great in a black bean and corn salsa.
I was surprised at how easy this recipe was. I unfortunately can not share the recipe, but if you have a copy of Secrets of a Skinny Chef, it is in there! It may also be on the book’s website where you can find lots of great recipes.
The flavors of smoky roasted corn, sweet shrimp, and the spicy curry powder I used all went really well together. Since these are cooked quickly in a tiny bit of olive oil, then put into the oven at high heat, they have a nice fried food tastiness and satisfaction, but they aren’t really your typical fried food. I was pretty proud that I made something with a batter that didn’t fall apart!
I served these fritters with roasted potatoes for my pre-marathon carb loading and some salad to fit in a serving of greens. It was a perfectly filling, balanced, and most importantly, delicious meal!
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