I SAW THIS RECIPE ON TELE ONE DAY AND MY MOUTH WATERED FOR THE NEXT HOUR. I HAD TO MAKE IT. BY THE END OF THE DAY, THE SHRIMPS WERE ON MY PLATE.
This is a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. Click here for her version. It’s genius and SO easy. Don’t worry too much about the measurements. You can take a bit of creative license with this recipe.
HERE’S MY TAKE:
- Extra-virgin olive oil to saute vegetables
- 1 large shallot (or 2 small shallots), finely chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/2 large lemon, thinly sliced width-wise (use a whole lemon, if it’s small)
- 1 pound de-veined shrimp (preferably with the shells on, or you can throw in a few shrimps with shells)
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground dried thyme (or grind dried thyme)
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder (more or less, as you dare)
- Sea salt and pepper to season
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into cubes
*Don’t forget to scroll down for your Savory Sounds cooking soundtrack.
- Drizzle the oil olive into a large skillet over a medium heat.
- Add your garlic and then the shallots. Cook for 2 minutes (careful, not to burn the garlic).
- Add the lemon slices to the bottom of the pan. Allow the lemon to warm up and the juices to start releasing (about 1 minute).
- Add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the paprika, thyme and chilli powder.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup of water and bring the liquid to a simmer. Stir the shrimps in the sauce.
- When the shrimps start to turn pink (about 2 minutes), scatter the butter around the pan.
- Mix the butter in. Take the pan off the heat as soon as the shrimps are pink, all the way through (about 2 minutes). **BE CAREFUL not to overcook the shrimps. They’ll turn rubbery. Remember that they’ll keep cooking in the hot pan even after you take them off the heat.
THESE ARE MY LATEST SONG ADDICTIONS. THEY CHANGE EVERY WEEK.
This is a brilliant mash-up of Destiny’s Child’s Girl and Brandy & Monica’s The Boy is Mine. It’s from British band 99 Souls.
Here’s a remix of a track from British-based Italian producer Michele Balduzzi (aka Phonat).
And finally here’s the latest from Lazy Bear & Zerky.