Shrimp Tacos with Pear and Cabbage Slaw

This taco recipe comes together quickly and is full of wonderful flavors. The shrimp filling is juicy, sweet and full of bright flavor from the fresh cilantro and mint, and the tangy crunch of the cabbage and pear slaw makes for the perfect topping. Make this recipe for a 30-minute weeknight dinner or serve it as part of a taco bar at your next party alongside grilled meats and various salsas. Ingredients Filling 1 cup of your favorite green salsa, spicy or mild 1 tablespoon honey 1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and rinsed ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro Slaw ½ a small head green cabbage, very thinly sliced 2 firm ripe USA Pears, such as Red Bartlett, julienned or diced 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime) ¼ Continue reading

Pear & Arugula Pesto Stuffed Chicken

This recipe takes several ingredients that one might use to make a delicious pear salad and incorporates them into a pesto-like stuffing for chicken. The filling consists of sweet pears, salty pumpkin seeds, earthy arugula, and big, crumbly chunks of dry Jack cheese. Dry Jack is simply an aged version of Monterey Jack cheese, and is sometimes described as having a butterscotch flavor. The dry Jack is an important component to the stuffing, so don’t skimp on it! Once the chicken breasts are stuffed and in the oven they don’t need to be fussed with, so you can get to work on a side dish. The chicken would be perfect served alongside your favorite type of rice with a side of grilled or roasted vegetables. Ingredients 3 ounces baby arugula (2 packed cups) 3 tablespoons hulled pumpkin seeds, toasted 4 Continue reading