Saturday, September 13, 2008

Polenta Crusted Shrimp

Yayyy for being back from training! I arrived home last evening and since that time have been doing a lot of laundry/ironing/cleaning the house! Josh and I went out to dinner last night and today I couldn't wait to get back to cooking! I made Giada's polenta crusted shrimp with fresh brussel sprouts and some pineapple/plum chunks. I thought the shrimp was just ok. Josh and I had them with a little bbq sauce (we're not mayo fans so I didn't make the dipping sauce). The brussels were great! Tonight, we're going to see Pineapple Express! I will let you know how it is! How is your weekend?


12 comments:

Erin at caretoeat.net said...

Sorry the shrimp weren't as good as they look! (They look amazing.) I like the idea of pineapple and plum together. They're so good apart, why not combine them?!
Have a great night!

VeggieGirl said...

WELCOME BACK!! :0)

Too bad about the shrimp - but hooray for polenta brussels sprouts, and LOTS of fresh fruit!!

Weekend is full of bad weather (floods!!), but lots of good dancing!! :0)

Jenn said...

I LOVE every Giada recipe I've ever tried. They're always so surprisingly simple and TASTY!

glidingcalm said...

oh my goodness! the shrimp look amazing! too bad they didn't taste as yummy. they seriously have the WOW factor down for presentation!!

I've heard pineapple express is hilarious! do let us know how you like it!

have fun Erica!

chandra said...

Ya know what? I've never had polenta... what they heck does it taste like?? It sure looks yummy on those shrimp. ;)

And yay for being done with training!!

Fitnessista said...

welcome back!
even though you claim the shrimp was ehh, it looks delicious from over here :D
have fun at the movie- we thought it was hilarious!!

Esi said...

Welcome back from training! Hope you enjoy the movie. I heard it was great! I haven't seen it yet and I work in the movie business (the shame). Hmmm, I had bookmarked this recipe, but this is the second time I have heard it wasn't great. Guess I will have to find another. Hope the rest of your weekend is awesome!

eatingbender said...

Yay for being done with training! Even though that shrimp didn't taste so great, it LOOKS incredible. I love polenta but have never made it myself - I would guess there must be some way to get it to taste good as a crust! And I'm sure you'd be the girl to figure it out ;o)

I hope you enjoyed Pineapple Express!

Lori said...

I am a big Giada fan. Sorry the recipe didn't turn out great. It looks good though. :)

jenngirl said...

Ditto above posts, the shrimp do look great! Sorry they weren't :(

I'm looking forward to a relaxing Sunday, hope you are as well! :)

Bridget said...

I'm slightly obsessed with Giada...she's my idol haha. Too bad they didnt taste as good as they looked. I'm sure it's great to be back!

ttfn300 said...

Welcome back!! I'm sure you're so glad to be home :)