Dishes by Dad
You’re probably wondering…hey, why is Desserts by Juliette sharing a savory recipe like Crab Bacon Alfredo and not a dessert? Well, this recipe comes from a very special person who I truly love and I’m so excited to share some of his amazing recipes on our site. MY DAD!
Let me tell you a little about him. He loves his family like nothing else in the world. He’s the kind of dad who not only loves his family and what’s best for them but he is often willing to help other families and especially kids in need. He’s got so many talents and skills it would seriously blow your mind!
Sports and activities were always big in our family. My mom worked and my dad would get home before her so he would gladly prepare the meals for all of us before we ran out the door for some sporting or school event. He had a double major in biology and chemistry and since he doesn’t work in the lab anymore, this is his lab time!
Now that I’m married and have a family of my own I still come home to some delicious mouthwatering meals he and my mom prepare. Of course you know my mom takes the pics for all my desserts, well she sees beauty in everything and loves taking pictures of these really beautiful meals my dad cooks and bakes for us.
He wants to share his meals and let guys know it’s still cool to bake or cook. We all have to eat and no one said baking and cooking should just be for women! I hope you enjoy my dad’s recipes. Most are very healthy and easy to make. We’ll teach you how to develop these delicious meals. Maybe some of you guys out there can start baking and impress your significant other and family with these easy recipes. This recipe is an easy 30 minute meal that serves 4-6.
He always starts off with fresh vegetables. He has a garden and loves planting and harvesting these beauties. Not all of them are from his garden but he tries to always pick the freshest ingredients from the grocery. This recipe includes cilantro, garlic, onions, basil, mushrooms, tomatoes, green pepper and spinach. He loves his spinach!!
Wash before cutting
He always washes his vegetables before slicing and dicing. You never know where vegetables have been and who’s touched them in the stores. They’ve traveled in trucks from far away places. Most vegetables also have chemicals sprayed on them to keep bugs and weeds away while growing. I don’t mean to scare you but washing your food is definitely something to do.
You can tell my dad is a little artistic and a bit of a perfectionist by the way he slices and dices his veges. I love it!. Slicing and dicing is one of the most important aspects in food preparation. It’s all in the bite. Have you ever tasted food where the same veges are all different shapes? It’s almost like you can tell if the chef had a bad day or if they’re in a hurry and don’t really care about what they’re making for others to eat. Doesn’t this masterpiece of veges show he really cares about his food and the people eating it?
This recipe calls for imitation crab and bacon. He loves using imitation crab in so many things and he’s got a great tip on making no-fail bacon that actually came from my husband!
This is a very familiar site at our house. What a delicious tasty way to get your servings of vegetables than to fry up everything. When I say fry I don’t mean with a bunch of grease. This kind of frying or sauteing works well with a little olive oil and even a little water. Veges have high water content so they don’t stick to the pan, especially this one. He absolutely loves his Ceramic Skillet. If you don’t already have one of these, I’ll give you a link so you can get one too! CERAMIC SKILLET AMAZON – FREE SHIPPING WITH PRIME
I’m going to share a BIG SECRET. This is one of my dad’s staple ingredients. He develops so many different recipes with this little jar of Alfredo sauce. They have all types but the Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo is one of his very favorites! He heats up the Alfredo in a saucepan, adds the cooked vegetables & meats. Now you have your Crab Bacon Alfredo served on top of your favorite rice.
Speaking of rice… There is no better way to cook rice than using a rice cooker. You don’t have to worry about the water boiling all over your stove or cook top. You don’t have to worry about over cooking or under cooking. It’s perfect EVERY TIME! My mom and dad bought this for all of us kids and it’s one of the best kitchen tools ever. Click on the link below and get yours delivered to your doorstep, RICE COOKER- FREE SHIPPING with AMAZON PRIME!
Crab Bacon Alfredo on Rice
- 1 Green Pepper
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- ½ Slice of Red Onion
- 3 Mushrooms
- 1 Tomato
- 1 c Spinach
- 2 T Cilantro
- 1 T Olive Oil
- 1 T Butter
- ⅛ t. Fresh Ground Pepper
- 1 Jar Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce
- 1 c Imitation crab meat
- 2 strips bacon
- 1 c rice (brown or white your choice)
- 2 c water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Put rice and water in a rice cooker and turn on.
- Wash all vegetables.
- Slice and dice all vegetables.
- Place bacon on a cookie sheet or pizza sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees turning once.
- Heat skillet
- Melt 1 T butter
- Add 1 T Olive Oil
- Saute' sliced green pepper, mushrooms, red onions and garlic cloves
- Add fresh ground pepper
- Heat Alfredo Sauce and crab meat in a saucepan on low heat
- Add diced tomato, shredded spinach to vegetables and heat, gently stirring.
- Add vegetables to heated Alfredo sauce and stir.
- Crumble bacon and add to Alfredo mixture.
- Place rice serving on a plate or in a bowl.
- Top rice with Alfredo mixture.
- Garnish with cilantro and basil.
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