Friday, August 05, 2011

Spicy Garlic Shrimps

From Seafood

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

4 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
1 tbsp dry sherry
1 lb/450 g uncooked, peeled , deveined jumbo shrimp (but really any size will do - the bigger they are the longer they need to cook- even giant ones will only take a few minutes per side)

1. Use a large non-stick skillet set over medium heat, add the oil and once it gets hot add the garlic and chili pepper flakes and gently sauté until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Don’t let the garlic burn. It will just taste bitter.

2. Add the sherry and shrimp and raise the heat to medium high. Sauté until the shrimps turn pink around the outside but still translucent on the inside (2-5 minutes depending on the size of the shrimps).

Lots of serving options….
  • Part of a tapas menu – Great for a hot summer evening with Sangria or an icy cold beer
  • Tossed with a simple salad (think Nicoise but substitute shrimp for tuna) and serve with crusty bread
  • Toss with pasta
  • Great over sauteed greens
  • Make as the focal point of a brunch frittata

1 comment:

AnneG said...

This is great! Have you tried this recipe? Green Guru Juice