How to Make the Perfect BLT Sandwich

Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches are a simple classic. Better known as the BLT, it is a sandwich that can be prepared in under ten minutes and is stupidly delicious.

This is a great recipe that can be paired up with soup (such as this delicious broccoli soup) to make a meal, or left on it’s own for a quick, simple lunch.

Butter Garlic Sauce for Pasta

Butter garlic sauce is a very simple pasta sauce. It is a great alternative for when you’re sick of your tomato sauces and when alfredo sauce is going to be too rich.

This recipe is actually very similar to the one for garlic butter (no surprise, right?) but the preparation is slightly modified.

Pasta with garlic butter sauce, served with shrimp and asparagus

Butter Garlic Sauce Ingredients

You will need:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Oregano

Once again, feel free to use additional spices or even throw in some lemon juice. Or not. Sometimes simple is better.

How to Make Butter Garlic Sauce

Bring a small saucepan to medium heat, and begin melting a third of a cup of butter.

Chop or crush two or three garlic cloves while you’re waiting for the butter to melt. Once the butter melts, add your garlic and saute for three to five minutes.

Optional: Add a teaspoon of basil and two teaspoons of oregano.  Fresh or dried both work fine.

Pour over pasta. You’re done.

Tips for Using Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Never pre-cook this sauce. It’s mostly butter. Once it dries it’s pretty much just weird and terrible.
  • Be careful not to burn the butter. You’d be surprised how bad garlic and butter can taste when you burn them.
  • Serve over fresh homemade pasta and top with garlic shrimp or lemon garlic broccoli. Because those are all delicious things.
  • Or you can just serve it with asparagus. That’s good too.

How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp

This is a very simple recipe for pan-fried shrimp cooked with a garlic butter sauce. It can be prepared in about seven to ten minutes and turns out surprisingly similar to some of the mass-produced restaurant shrimps you’ve had while you’re out.

Shrimp is one of those foods that you should buy partially prepared. No one wants to bother de-veining shrimp. So with this recipe it will be assumed you’re using peeled and de-veined shrimp.

Garlic butter shrimp with broccoli

Ingredients in Garlic Butter Shrimp

You’re going to need a bunch of medium sized uncooked shrimp.

You’ll also need:

  • lemon juice
  • butter
  • garlic

Cooking Your Shrimp

Put a large skillet on the stove and throw in a quarter cup of butter. Set to medium-high heat.

While that’s warming, finely chop two or three garlic cloves.

Once the butter has melted and your skillet is reasonably hot, throw in the chopped garlic cloves and one pound of shrimp. Heat until the shrimp turns pink, which should take about five minutes.

Now add a bunch of lemon juice. Three or four tablespoons is a safe guideline, but feel free to play with it. It’s your shrimp.

Simmer for about two or three more minutes. And you’re done.

Tips for Making Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Serve with rice. Or just eat a whole ton of shrimp.
  • Tell people you got the recipe from Red Lobster. Because that’s more interesting than where you really got it. And this will end up tasting pretty much the same, anyways.

How to Boil Corn on the Cob

Corn should always be on the cob. Don’t bother with canned corn. Or frozen corn. Avoid all non-cobbed corns at all costs.

This is a simple recipe for cooking corn on the cob. Very simple, in fact. As you are simply going to boil it in some water.

Boiled Corn

Ingredients for Boiling Corn

Corn on the cob. What is wrong with you? What did you expect?

But you’ll probably want salt and butter. And maybe pepper too.

How to Boil Corn

First thing you’re going to do is find your biggest pot. Something big enough to fit a whole ton of water and all the corn you’re going to boil in it. If you need one, go here.

Fill the pot about two thirds of the way with water, and put it on the stove at maximum heat.

While you’re waiting for the water to come to a boil, remove the skins from your corn. As you’re removing the skins, spray the corn under the faucet to remove as much of that stringy stuff as possible.

Once the water has boiled, throw in all your corn.

Cook anywhere from one to ten minutes. The longer you cook it, the softer the corn will be.

Corn Cooking Tips

  • Roll the cooked corn over a stick of butter until you can’t see corn anymore. Corn’s not very good anyways.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • If you can, grill your corn on the cob instead. It’s better that way.