Affordable and DELICOUS restaurant style seafood dinner!
As busy moms, we always find ways to make delicious meals for the right price. This is a DELICIOUS seafood dinner that costs about 25$ to make, and serves your entire family.
Cheese Raviolli w/shrimp & garlic butter sauce And mussels.
Now if you are a lover of mussels like I am, sometimes they can be pretty expensive, and a pain to clean etc.
Most people don't check out the frozen seafood section! for about 10 bucks you can buy ENORMOUS New Zealand Greenshell mussels, pre-cooked on the half shelll. GENIOUS.
Also in frozen foods, Cheese Raviolli about 3 bucks. The entire bag is huge enough to feed a family of 5.
Now, for fresh seafood, I LOVE shrimp. Get it in bulk when it goes on sale, seperate it and freeze it. It'll keep for about two months.
To start. Boil your water for your raviolli. Add olive oil and salt
for your mussels, take a medium saucepan and layer your mussels, add a layer of sea salt ontop of each layer of frozen mussels. Add water once pan is full turn the pan to medium and cover. Let them steam for a bout10-15 min. This you can set your timer and walk away from.
The shrimp: Marinade in olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper. In a large skillet pan cook the shrimp, take out and set aside. Add two sticks of pure sweet cream butter, and about 3 cloves of garlic. Let the butter simmer without burning for a few min. Once the butter is melted re-add the shrimp and toss, cook for about 2-3 min. Once your raviolli is fully cooked(8-10 min, the raviolli will float to the top) Add those in and toss until fully coated in the garlic sauce.
GARLIC BUTTER FOR MUSSELS. You can dress them anyway you want. You can even steam them in white wine if you want! coat them in a light marinara sauce. That is up to you. This can be a nice dinner for you and DH. Just be warned. GARLIC. It tastes sooo delicious. And you can cut back if you'd like.