Hosting A Healthy Dinner

Published 02/16/2012

From the First Laidy...

On Saturday night we had my brother and his wife over for dinner.  Neither are “paleo” eaters but since they were coming to our house they were for that night!! I started the meal with a salad (pretty much done the same way that I had in my previous post) and then went on to the appetizer…. I made a crab stuffed portobello mushroom. It was amazing :)

  • 1lb crab meat (can get from fish market or your local market), 1 red pepper, 2 pieces of celery, and half a red onion (chopped in small pieces), 3 tbs butter, 1 1/2 tsp old bay seasonings, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 2 large eggs. Mix everything into a large bowl.
  • Take large portobello mushroom caps ( I did 7 but you could make more using smaller caps) and place into glass dish. Pour a little olive oil at bottom of pan and then a little more oil all over the with the flat side facing up. Then scoop crab mixture on top of caps and then place into oven on 375 for about 20 minutes (until the tops are browned). I did not serve them with any sauce but if you wanted to you could add a little bit of hot sauce for a kick! :)

We then moved onto the main dish which I really can’t take any credit for because Ryan made it. It was a grilled pork tenderloin with mashed butternut squash and asparagus, paired with red wine :)

Finally dessert – yes you can have a primal dessert!! We made a chocolate custard from a recipe found on a google search!

  • 1 can coconut milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 cup dark chocolate chips, you can also add in a little rum (which of course I did). In a sauce pan, melt the chocolate chips into the coconut milk over medium low heat while stirring with a whisk.  Add the cinnamon and the splash of rum.  Pour the custard into small serving dishes and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, may need longer the more rum you put in it!!

Saturday night was filled with a great dinner and great guests! :)

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