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10 Minute Dinners For Busy Apartment Residents

Before, we told you about three 10 minute meals to make for dinner, and we’re back with three more for the New Year. It’s a busy time of year for 1st Lake’s New Orleans apartment residents. Super Bowl and Mardi Gras are just around the corner and whether you’re busy working or playing, there may not be much time left over for cooking. That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a quick, healthy and above all, delicious meal. Try these three recipes that take 10 minutes or less.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp – New Orleans is known for its unparalleled seafood, so residents of New Orleans apartment rentals that 1st Lake offers will be able to take full advantage of this regional bounty! The shrimp will need to brine for about 30 minutes and then marinate in a savory mixture, but the cook time will take no longer than 10 minutes. You can’t go wrong with fresh Louisiana shrimp, and a winning combination of zesty smoke and spices! Make the delicious and easy dinner with this recipe.

Fried RiceFried rice is one of the easiest meals to make and also one of the most delicious. It’s made by throwing veggie and protein leftovers together and mixing with some rice and beaten eggs. The trick is to cook the protein and eggs first and set aside, then cook the rice, then throw in the vegetables, cooked protein and seasoning. Delicious!

Apple-Arugula Salad Wraps – This wrap takes hardly any time at all to make and is full of flavor. All you have to do is combine arugula, chickpeas, cheese, apple and dressing together then wrap up in a tortilla. Cooking easy never tasted so good! Use this recipe to make these quick and easy wraps for lunch or dinner.

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