Recipe: Curried Shrimp and Squash

This simple recipe for Curried Shrimp and Squash is a cinch to put together and as we approach fall it’s the perfect meal for a crisp evening. After all, no flavor says fall quite like squash.

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A large pot of curried shrimp and squash.


  • 1 Large acorn squash
  • 3 tsp. Canola oil, divided
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Thai red curry paste
  • 1 Can light coconut milk
  • 1.5 tsp. Fish sauce
  • 1 to 1.5 lb. Peeled raw shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Lime zest
  • Basmati rice


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F
  • Blanch squash in microwave by cooking on high for 4 minutes and cut into half inch slices.
  • Remove seeds from slices and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Toss with 2 teaspoons of canola oil on a baking sheet and bake until tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add remaining 1 teaspoon of canola oil, then minced garlic and Thai red curry paste. Cook approximately 1 minute.
  • Stir in coconut milk and fish sauce. Boil, then reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turns pink, approximately 1 minute.
  • Stir in squash, lime juice and lime zest. Serve over rice.

Recipe: Grilled BBQ Pork Chops

It’s grilling season and we’re hungry! So often we think of burgers and hotdogs when it comes time for a little cookout, but today we’re craving something that requires a fork and knife. This recipe for Grilled BBQ Pork Chops is a year round staple at Passanante’s Home Food Service and we’re sure you’ll love it too.

Grilled BBQ Pork Chop

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Powder

Pork Chops Ingredients:

BBQ Sauce Method:

  • Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
  • Grate the zest from the lemon and squeeze the juice. Add the lemon zest, half the lemon juice, the sugar, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and chili powder to the onion and simmer gently, 5 minutes. Taste, adjust the seasoning and let cool.

Grilled Chops Method:

  • Light the grill.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and brush with the cooled barbecue sauce.
  • Grill the pork chops, basting often for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn over and continue grilling and basting until the chops are done, 5-7 more minutes.

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Reputation Spotlight – Carolyn

A special thanks to Carolyn for trusting us to feed your family and allowing us to do what we love for the last 100+ years! We appreciate you posting about your experience so anyone who is curious about Passanante’s Home Food Service can see how actual customers feel about us. As always, we’re thrilled to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to your next delivery!

5 Star Review

I am beyond ecstatic with Passanante’s service and products! To think that I almost didn’t go the travel show where I discovered them. The products are exactly what I have been looking for: delicious, healthy, and safe with no additives, hormones, etc. I am very impressed with the quality control of every product as well as the entire process.

Marques was our in home representative. I appreciated how genuine he was. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything. I appreciated how patient he was while we reviewed all the information.

We are also very happy with our decision to purchase the new freezer. Yet another quality product. The delivery was easy to schedule; the delivery itself was punctual and efficient; and the guys delivering were so nice and helpful!

I say do yourself a favor and check out this home service!

– Carolyn V. (
May 28, 2019

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Recipe: Dill Yogurt Poached Salmon

  The perfect meal for a warm Summer night, this Dill Yogurt Poached Salmon is a refreshing, light-entrée option to enjoy with family and friends.

Dill Yogurt Poached Salmon

Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Full fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Minced shallot
  • 1 tbsp. Minced fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • Large pinch ground coriander
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Salmon Ingredients:

  • 4 Pieces center cut Salmon filet
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Medium leek or onion cut into large pieces
  • 1/2 Fennel bulb, sliced
  • A few fresh sprigs thyme and/or dill
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Kosher salt

Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, shallot, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, and coriander seed. Sason with salt and pepper.

Poached Salmon Method:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine 1 quart  cold water with lemon juice, leek or onion, celery, fennel, thyme and/or dill, bay leaf, and a large pinch of salt.
  2. Add salmon to poaching liquid. Water should cover, but if not, add enough to just cover salmon. Set over medium heat and bring poaching liquid to 170°F. Adjusting heat to maintain water temperature, cook salmon until it registers 115°F, about 10-15 minutes. (Cooking time may vary widely, so be sure to check temperatures to determine doneness.) Carefully transfer salmon to a plate to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve salmon while warm, spooning yogurt sauce on top. You can also chill the salmon and yogurt sauce before serving.

Reputation Spotlight – Robert & Danielle P.

An EXTRA special thanks to customers Robert and Danielle P. for this beyond fantastic review posted on Facebook. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from happy customers about all of the wonderful ways Passanante’s Home Food Service has helped them simplify mealtime, eat cleaner, and save time AND money! Want us to help do the same for you? Request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and one of our friendly food counselors will show you what we’re all about.

5 Star Review

!!! If you are a busy family always on the go, want to cut your groceries bill or eating out!? or don’t have time for grocery shopping and want easy meal planning! Then keep reading!!!

You all know how much research I (Rob) do before we get into anything and let me tell you about this AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME company we found; Passanante’s Home Food Service!!!!

Danielle and I are in Love with this service and we just started it! All the staff we have worked with from our personal food counselor (Chris) to our awesome delivery guy Daniel! We now have a great selection of fresh meat, fish and vegetables & more!! I can’t over exaggerate on how Beyond delicious the food is from the juicy meat, tender steaks and great vegetables! And how healthy the food is! We were spending a small fortune eating out at restaurants 3 to 4 days a week and grocery shopping! With this service they bring the food to us, and because of the plan we picked they even provided us a gorgeous freezer that stores all the food we purchase and all the food is covered in case of food spoilage! To top it off it’s all organic, chemical-free and grown / raised here in the US mainly in PA & MD and the fish is wild-caught not farm raised with all those chemicals in US & Canada!

This service has already cut down the amount of times Danielle has to spend at the grocery store in over half and the amount of trips she used to make (Almost daily)!! I can keep going but I think you all get the point LOL

If you would like to know more about this awesome service please let us know! And we will get you in touch which are awesome food counselor Chris!!

They also have different plans to fit your personal need, we personally went with the long-term Platinum Plus Plus and got a bunch of gifts for our long-term commitment but we know we’ll always need food and we live that busy lifestyle with the two businesses and with a 3rd boy on the way. We know our food bill is only going to keep rising as these boys grow!! LOL!”

– Robert & Danielle P. (Facebook)
April 27, 2019

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