"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

you can bbq it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it...

"shrimp is the fruit of the sea. you can bbq it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. there's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. there's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...that's, that's about it."
when i got married my mom gave me
her favorite cookbook:
i have slowly tried some of my favorites that she has made.
the idea is being able to cook a gourmet meal in 60 minutes or less
i give you...
"broiled butterflied shrimp"
i can't tell you how easy this was to make!!! and WAY under 60 minutes. the rice took the longest b/c i spent 30 minutes making my rice in a rice cooker...well, i didn't spend 30 minutes, i spent 5 minutes sticking the rice in the cooker, and then it cooked for 30 minutes all on it's own ;-).
i steamed some broccoli and serve with the rice and...
you can do it too!
1-2 lbs. shrimp (the bigger, the better--think costco)
1/2 c. olive oil (evoo is best ya'll)
2 tsp. finely chopped garlic (i use pre-cut garlic from jar)
2 tbls. parsley (or whatever is in your spice rack)
1/8 tsp. crushed dried hot red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. crushed dried oregano (or whatever is in your spice rack)
2 tbls. fine soft bread crumbs
salt, pepper, and lemon to taste
1. preheat broiler to high
2. peel shrimp and butterfly (cut down the back side, but not through)
3. throw shrimp in bowl with all ingredients
4. mix shrimp with hands to get "stuff" all over shrimp
5. foil on cookie sheet, spread shrimp on cookie sheet in one layer
6. place cookie sheet w/shrimp 3-4 inches under the source of heat
7. cook 5-6 minutes (yup, that's all!!!)
8. baste shrimp with oil mixture (if there's any left over) or serve as is (i forgot to baste and it still tasted awesome!)
serves 3-4
(depending on how much you LOVE shrimp)
total cost: $14
(and the shrimp was $10 of that)


Dana and Adam said...

I LOVE when people post their recipes! Thanks for a great dinner idea.

emily said...

yay! so glad, you'll LOVE it. super easy. i put brennan in his high chair while i made it. the hardest part is peeling the shrimp and butterflying it. 10-15 min.

keri said...

I'm going to have to try this one. We LOVE shrimp and I'm always looking for a good recipe!

emily said...

let me know how it goes!