As well as being a talented author, Sandra Cormier is an excellent cook. Today we turn the blog over to Sandra and her latest creation, an amazing dish you and your family will enjoy. Take it away, Sandra!
Hi everyone, I made this recipe up on the fly, but wrote it down right afterward, because it ended up delicious!
Shrimp, Chicken & Salmon Risotto
1 boneless chicken breast
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. smoked paprika
250 g sliced mushrooms (8.8 ozs)
1 tbsp. butter
½ cup Arborio rice
A few threads saffron (optional)
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup raw peeled shrimp, medium to large size
1 boneless salmon filet
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp. cream cheese
salt & pepper to taste
Heat chicken stock in a small saucepan. Keep warm until needed.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces and sauté in olive oil. Stir in tomato paste and garlic while sautéing. Sprinkle with paprika and stir well.
Add mushrooms and butter. Sauté until mushrooms are tender.
Stir in rice, saffron, and chicken stock. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Check for sticking and stir if necessary.
Carefully drop in peas, shrimp, and salmon. Cook over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened. Be sure to stir occasionally. Drizzle white wine in every few minutes until you’ve added ¼ cup. The same method as if you were making risotto.
Blend in cream cheese and the rest of wine. Cover and simmer until the shrimp is pink and the salmon is flaky.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Hope some of you try this!
For dessert how about a sexy romp with four strong women who know what they want.
Hana, Paige, Connie and Pepper form a bond at Dempster Media, gathering in the break room for tea and toast. Later, they add a new venue - Paige's cabin in the woods.
Hana develops an easy friendship with Michael Preston, the company's dynamic CEO, but she really has her eye on hot editor Adam Wylde.
Connie's tastes run toward spectacular shoes and opera. Her jealous husband prefers NASCAR and hurtin' songs. When he leaves her for another woman, she hesitantly dips her manicured toes into single life, with the help of her fellow Bitches.
Pepper is the firecracker, careening from domestic drudgery to freedom, much to the chagrin of her friends. She seeks adventure and spice, but did she really need it after all?
Paige is the oldest - the mother hen, dispensing snippets of wisdom like herbs on a salad. Her life seems perfect, but not everything is as it seems.
When Adam finally asks Hana to experiment with BDSM, she panics and calls off the relationship, setting off a chain of events that brings the four women closer than ever.
To read an excerpt from The Toast Bitches please click a vendor's name.
Sandra Cormier and her husband are new empty nesters, living north of Toronto, Canada with a cat that runs their lives.
Learn more about Sandra Cormier on her website and blog. Stay connected on Twitter.