What’s Cooking with Melissa?

With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I’d share some quick recipes with you. Most of us have our traditional recipes, but by doing a different marinade or sauce the recipe can be a great change.  

Shrimp or Chicken Marinade 

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 tbsp. lime juice

2 tbsp. orange juice

2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

Mix marinade in a container or large plastic bag.  Add shrimp or chicken, toss to coat and refrigerate for at least an hour before cooking.

Strawberry/Banana Compote 

1 quart strawberries, washed and halved

3 large bananas, cut into bite size pieces

1 small box strawberry jello

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup water

Cut up fruit into a bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan whisk together the remaining ingredients. Turn heat on high and boil for 5 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. Stir while boiling then remove from heat. Pour sauce over fruit, stir well to coat.  Refrigerate 1 hour or longer before serving.

Happy Memorial Day!  Enjoy and Be safe!