Sep 25, 2009

Jack’s Garlic Shrimp with Pasta or Rice:

Some people refer to this as Shrimp Scampi.
Serves 2 Adults

Ingredients:
1 pound of large fresh uncooked shrimp (butcher / seafood section of grocery store) (large you get about 21 to 25 shrimp per pound).
Grated Parmesan / Romano Cheese (I buy it all ready to use).
Fresh Garlic (produce section of grocery store).
1 medium size lemon (produce section of grocery store).
Olive Oil.
Butter (not margin).
Louisiana Hot Sauce.
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (spice section of grocery store).
Cajun Creole Dry Seasoning (spice section of grocery store).
Garlic Powder (spice section of grocery store).
Dry Crushed Oregano (spice section of grocery store).
Fresh Parsley (produce section).
Fresh Black Ground Pepper (spice section of grocery store).
Table Salt.
Instant or Fresh Rice; or Angel Hair Spaghetti.


Cooking Items:
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 large cooking spoon
1 medium deep frying pan
1 small paring knife
Paper Towels
Plastic Wrap
Small Mixing Bowl
2 Diner Plates or Large Soup Bowls
2 Diner Forks (you may want to try and eat this with a soup spoon if you're having it over rice, it works better, I learned this when I lived in Asia).
1 rice cooker or pot for boiling instant rice.
Note: Instant Rice is good when you are in a hurry.
Pasta – needs pasta strainer and large deep 5-quart cooking pot.


Cooking Directions:
STEP # 1 ….
Clean, peel and devain the fresh one pound of Shrimp.
Place in mixing bowl.
Sprinkle with the following …
-- Cajun Creole Seasoning.
-- Fresh Ground Black Pepper.
-- Garlic Powder.
-- Small amount of table Salt.
Stir thoroughly, cover with plastic wrap and place back in refrigerator.


STEP # 2 ….
Prepare Rice.
Prior to cutting lemon, lightly shave the lemon skin, about 1/2 teaspoon. This is called Lemon Zest. Next, cut Lemon in Half.
Finely Chop the Garlic, you will need about 2 tablespoons.


STEP # 3 ….
When Rice -or- Pasta is done remove and place in soup bowl or on diner plate.
Cook the Shrimp as follows …
Remove Shrimp from refrigerator.
Get spices, lemon, lemon zest peelings, butter, and garlic
ready to use.
Using a medium size deep frying pan, preheat pan.
Add about 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, roll oil around to cover pan.
Add in about 3 tablespoons of butter.
Add in 2 tablespoons of Fresh Chopped Garlic, stir quickly.
Add in all the shrimp, stir.
Add in some Fresh Ground Black Pepper.
Add in a small amount of Table Salt.
Add in 1 teaspoon of Dry Oregano.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.
Add in 1 teaspoon of Hot Sauce.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon Zest.
Add in 3 tablespoons of Fresh Parsley.
Continue to stir, shrimp cooks fast. Do NOT overcook.
When Shrimp is done, squeeze juice from whole Lemon.

Remove quickly, pour ½ onto each Bowl or Plate of Rice.
Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of Grated Parmesan Cheese.
Serve while hot.


For you Hungry Man Types:
Serve with a fresh garden side salad.
Serve with Red or White Wine, or an Ice Cold Beer in a Frosty Mug.

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1 comment:

bettyl said...

That looks absolutely scrumptious! I love cooking with garlic.