Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crescent Roll Ups and a Skinny Sharkarita

There are a million things you can do with crescent rolls. Savory and sweet treats work wonderfully with them. Tonight I just threw these together on the fly and we loved them! Super easy and yummy!

I'll bet you are wondering what in the world a Skinny Sharkarita is. Skinny Girl Margarita's are pretty much one of my favorite things right now. An all natural, low calorie margarita?!?!? Yes, please! As for the "shark" portion of this drink, I was watching a mixology show on tv and heard about something called "Sharkwater". It is a tropical liqueur and once I heard about it I had to buy it and give it a try. Although I must warn you, I got quite a few weird faces when I asked multiple liquor stores if they sold "Sharkwater". They literally looked at me like I was crazy. I eventually had to go online to their website HERE and put my zipcode in to find out who sold it near me. I am always looking for another variation with my Skinny Girl Margarita, so I had to make a little combo with it tonight and see what I could come up with. First I tried the Sharkwater on its own. I have to tell you that I was not overly impressed, it is SUPER sweet! I didn't really get the tropical flavor that I was expecting, but I figured I could work with it. In the end the drink turned out really good and I was happy with it. I think next time I will bump up with number of strawberries that I used and increase the pineapple juice a little to give it more of a tropical kick. Have fun with it and see what you can come up with!

Crescent Roll Ups

  • 1 package of refrigerated crescent roll dough (I used the reduced fat variety)
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers (you will not need the whole thing, maybe 1 1/2 roasted peppers)
  • 8-15 teaspoons mozzarella cheese (depending on how much cheese you like)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Unroll the dough and separate into the pre-cut sections. Cut the roasted red pepper into slices and dab with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid. Place a piece of pepper on each crescent roll and then sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoons of mozzarella cheese. You don't want too much cheese so it oozes out everywhere; use more or less cheese depending on the piece of dough you are working with.

Roll the crescent rolls starting at the widest end and press the edges together to keep the cheese and pepper from poking out.

Brush each of the rolls with the melted butter and then sprinkle with a generous amount of garlic salt, pepper and parsley.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

Skinny Sharkarita

Place everything in the blender and use the ice or smoothie setting. I usually use pre-crushed ice from the freezer to help it along a little so the blender doesn't have so much work to do. Serve with a fresh strawberry. This should make 2 (maybe 3) nice size drinks.



Jaclyn said...

Actually, when trying to explain sharkwater, I have a feeling you put your hand up over your head and made Jaws noises....

Kelly said...

Ooo your crescene roll-ups looks fantastic and skinny girl margarita is my FAVORITE!! I'm loving your site and so glad to be your newest follower! :)

Peggy said...

I'll have to on a lookout for both the Skinny Girl Margaritas and the Sharkwater! I'm always down for a new drink =)

Erin said...

Who doesn't love margaritas?! I haven't been able to find Skinny Girl Margarita's here yet, but I am going to have to look for both of these now!

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