Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

"Avocados and shrimp are tossed with bacon, cheese, and tomatoes in this super pasta salad. Great as a side dish, but also works as a cool summer entree."


1 (16 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta
1/4 pound bacon
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cups shredded lettuce


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Rinse under cold running water to cool.

2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain and crumble.

3. In a large bowl, gently toss together the pasta, bacon, shrimp, avocados, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomatoes, and red pepper. Serve over lettuce.


Prep Time: 15 Minutes  Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes  Yields: 4 servings

"Fried fish filets in a spicy beer batter with lots of red chilli powder and garlic powder."

1 quart vegetable oil for frying
4 (4 ounce) fillets of white fish like Modha or Cod
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup ice cubes
½ (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
½ cup all-purpose flour flour


1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Rinse fish, pat dry, rub fillets with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic.

2. Combine flour, garlic powder, chlli powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.  Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed and add ice cubes. Mix until ice cubes are dissolved.

3. Coat the fish fillets in flour and dip into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve warm with french fries or deep fried potato wedges.


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