Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Appetizer-Garlic Shrimp!

This weeks appetizer is a favorite. It's simple, fast, and always has a great presentation. One other thing about it- It can be served with fancy meals, casual suppers, or party buffets. It's versatile and delicious, hot or cold!
Olive Oil
Lemon
Butter
1 tbsp. Fresh flat leaf Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Dried Tomato Halves
1 Garlic Clove
4 pieces uncooked Jumbo Shrimp
Crusty French Bread 
If your shrimp is frozen, run it under cold water for
about 5-7 minutes. It will thaw.
These shrimp have shells.
Pull the shells off of the shrimp. Leave the tails on. 
You can leave the tails on by leaving the shell of the tail, plus
the nest section on the shrimp while they are cooked.
This is simply done for presentation.
Chop the one clove of garlic.
Take 1 half of a dried tomato. Put the half in a bowl 
and pour boiling water over it. Let it sit to rehydrate
for about 2 minutes. Drain the water.
Finely chop the rehydrated tomato.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of butter.
After the butter is melted, Add the chopped garlic and 
the chopped tomato. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes until
the garlic and chopped tomato are soft.
Add the shrimp to your pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Don't cook any longer. If cooked too long, shrimp 
becomes tough tasting. Sprinkle the chopped parsley
onto the shrimp. Season with salt & pepper.
Plate the shrimp and garnish with lettuce,
lemon wedges, and bread slices.
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today!
Let me know how you like your shrimp!!

Tomorrow we will be preparing fruit bites for
the salad portion of our meal. Fruit is so tasty right
now, it's sure to be delicious!

See you then!

See you tomorrow

2 comments:

  1. This looks yummy! Can't wait for the grilled sirloin!

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  2. I am not a seafood lover , but my hubs and both of my boys would love this....I might be nice mommy and make this for them this weekend.

    Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Wednesday.

    Hope you can come by this week again and share another great recipe.

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