Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quick Shrimp

I always have a bag of frozen cooked shrimp in the freezer because it provides a really quick dinner. All I do is quickly defrost the number of shrimp I need in a pan of cold water--takes just a few minutes. I usually take the tails off before adding them to whatever dish I'm making. Tonight I experimented with one of my new favorite spices: smoked paprika. If you don't have this spice-go get it! So dinner was thrown together so so fast using the shrimp, a quick sauce, Santa Fe flavor quick Uncle Ben's Rice (another pantry staple--rice in 90 seconds) and broccoli.

16 medium frozen shrimp (defrosted and tails removed)
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 T white wine
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 T butter
2 T olive oil

Melt butter and heat olive oil in skillet. Add garlic and swirl around--remove from heat cause you don't want to burn the garlic, throw in the shrimp to get them heated up sprinkle on the paprika, salt and pepper and the wine and lemon juice and heat briefly to get it all warm. Serve over some rice.

Pretty tasty :-)

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