My Simply Delicious Alfredo Sauce

My Simply Delicious Alfredo Sauce. If your looking for a comforting bowl of saucy pasta goodness, you have come to the right place. If you’re looking for a healthy bowl of food, this is not it. This is one of those guilty comfort meals we all need and deserve every once in a while. It reminds me of one of the many meals me and my sisters had growing up at an Italian eatery. A very basic alfredo sauce with a touch of cream cheese to give it a little more creaminess. I served it with some quickly sautéed mushrooms and multi-colored fresh fettuccine noodles. So delicious! What’s your guilty pleasure meal? Comment below.

Enjoy!

Xo- Ayesha

 

Simply Delicious Alfredo Sauce

 

Simply Delicious Alfredo Sauce

1 cup parmesan, freshly grated.
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup cream cheese (About four ounces)
Four tablespoons butter
One garlic clove
One shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper or white

In a large pan over medium-high heat melt butter. Once butter is melted add in garlic, shallot and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Now add in your heavy cream, seasonings, and cheeses. Lower the heat and make sure to whisk frequently for about 5-6 minutes. Once the sauce is thickened and creamy remove from heat and serve.

For a complete meal add in your favorite ingredients along with the sauce. I used 8 ounces of fettuccine, sautéed mushroom and topped it with shrimp!

 

Fig And Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets

Fig and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets. Hey everyone! Now I’m always on the hunt for a new and exciting approach to cooking salmon. And this dish is so darn flavorful and pairs one of my favorite proteins with FIGS! I’m a colossal fig lover, naturally, since I live in California where most of the nation’s fresh figs are grown. Their subtly sweet creamy and seedy texture makes them great for both sweet and savory dishes. And the combination of sticky figs and orange is a winner in this recipe. A great sauce that adds the perfect amount of tangy and sweetness to the salmon. Are any of you fig lovers? Share in the comments below. Have a great week!

Xo- Ayesha

Fig and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets

 

Fig and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets

Ingredients:

12-16 ounce salmon fillet, cut into four pieces.
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Orange Fig Sauce:

1 cup California figs, stems removed and halved.
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Cut stems from figs and cut into quarters. Place figs, orange juice, balsamic, and mint in a small pot. Bring to a boil and allow the sauce to reduce about 15-20 minutes. Once your figs have reduced and softened remove from heat.

In a blender add in hot fig mixture along with honey, dijon, and salt. Blend at low speed until well combined. It will be thick! But will melt wonderfully over the hot fish.

Drizzle your salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon, skin side down on a lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and flaky, about 12 to 15 minutes. Brush sauce liberally over salmon and serve with steamed rice.

Easy Caprese Salad

Flashback Friday with my “Easy Caprese Salad.”

Hi guys! I hope you all enjoyed your week! Here is a super simple Caprese salad recipe. It’s easy and so delicious! Perfect for a busy weekend or work week lunch! My kids love to eat this, and it would be a great addition to those back to school lunches coming up. What is your go-to salad? Please share yours in the comments below.

Enjoy the weekend!

Xo- Ayesha

Easy Caprese Salad

Ingredients

6 -8 small fresh mozzarella balls

8-10 Cherry tomatoes

salt and pepper to taste

3 Leaves of fresh Basil (chopped)

A Drizzle of Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

Comine all of the ingredients into a bowl, drizzle with balsamic and enjoy! It’s really that simple, I love it. Be sure to use aged balsamic as it has a thicker and sweeter consistency.