Monday, January 3, 2011

Yummy Shrimp

There are a lot of food blogs to peruse but one I consult often is Kalyn's Kitchen because she always has something practical and yummy to eat. Yesterday I found both a shrimp recipe and a wonderful roasted broccoli recipe on her site. Made them both tonight and was pleased. I served the shrimp at room temperature. It has a flavorful sauce (only if you like horseradish, though) and would be good over brown rice. I had leftover sweet potato wedges so didn't make rice tonight. I love roasted vegetables and this broccoli is enhanced with fresh garlic cloves.

Shrimp with Mustard Horseradish Sauce
8 large cooked frozen shrimp, thawed
Juice of one large lemon
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 1/2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 T prepared horseradish (more or less to taste)
2 tsp. Greek yogurt
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
1-2 T finely chopped green onion

Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, horseradish, and yogurt Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Add chopped green onions and mix into sauce.

When shrimp are drained and dried, mix with the sauce. I let the shrimp sit in the sauce in the fridge for an hour then brought it out and let it sit on the counter a bit to take the chill off before serving.

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

1 bunch broccoli, about 1 1/2 pounds, cut into bite sized flowerets
3 T extra virgin olive oil
6-8 cloves fresh garlic
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450. Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces, and slice stems if large. Slice garlic cloves, and cut slices in half if you want thinner pieces of garlic.

Toss broccoli with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, then spread on a baking sheet. Roast until broccoli is bright green and edges are starting to brown slightly, 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.

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