Hey there! I have pulled myself together at least long enough to share a new post with you. And it’s a good one! I am always excited when the folks at America’s Test Kitchen announce the release of a new cookbook. I have so many in my collection and use them constantly. Some of their themed cookbooks in the last few years such as The Best Mexican Recipes and The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook have become absolute favorites and I use them nearly every week in my menu planning, so when I heard that they would be releasing The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook, I was ecstatic. Over the last several years, my cooking style has gradually shifted to a diet with more emphasis on seafood and veggies, and as such, this book is right up my alley. I was comically enthusiastic when I first flipped through it, exclaiming out loud with nearly every recipe, “I can’t wait to make this!” The hardest part was deciding what to try first.
So many options grabbed my attention: chili-marinated calamari with oranges, North African cauliflower salad with chermoula, Egyptian barley salad, grilled scallop and zucchini skewers with basil vinaigrette…the list goes oooonnnnn… Eventually I settled on this Greek-style shrimp with tomatoes and feta for a quick easy and healthy dinner after teaching my barre class. It was very simple and turned out beautifully. The whole family loved it! Later in the week I also made the poached snapper with crispy artichokes and sherry-tomato vinaigrette and it was incredible. I’m quite confident I will cook my way through the vast majority of the recipes in this book and I am so excited to do so. The recipe for the lovely shrimp dish is below, and if you would like a chance to win your own copy of this lovely book, head over the giveaway page to enter!