Ahem. It happens ;-)
So, I was out of shrimp. Who would have thought that day would come? But never fear, there's always a sale on shrimp somewhere so of course, I bought more!
Not stock up more, but more. Because I wanted to make this ... *Sorry the pictures are crappy, they are OLD and well, if I can, I'll try and take NEW pics when we make it this week!*
When I came across this recipe, I immediately fell in love with the picture ... and then the SUPER SIMPLE list of ingredients. Awww, yeah, we can do this.
Of course, I had to stop at the store to get me a chili ... which brings me to the next point:
Are all chilis created equal? No, they aren't. But heck if I know the difference from one to another...I need to go google a guide and see what's what ...
So here you have it, without further ado ... and I must say, it's pretty damn good!
a generous handful of shrimp, peeled and devined (luckily, I was on top of my game that morning and took out a handful from the freezer)
1 to 2 garlic cloves, thickly sliced OR just use the stuff you have minced already
1 chili, seeds removed and sliced
sliced up sweet peppers
pinch of paprika
chopped parsley to garnish
sliced green onions for garnish
Crusty bread for sopping up the juicy stuff :-) ... found a half loaf of cubano bread in freezer ... may have to grill it up.
I had EVERYTHING except that big green chili on the left there
Stray loaf of Cuban Bread from freezer and all the ingredients chopped and ready to go!
Dish up in a large, flat dish, sprinkle with parsley and serve with crusty bread. Yummm.... this is a definite keeper!
I opted to toast the bread in the same skillet after I was done cooking ... it worked out pretty well ...
The bread actually had a slight kick to it from the oil that was still in the pan
Add in a Sea Dog Wild Blueberry beer while cooking, chat with a girlfriend and pretend you have a party going on ...
Ok....so as much as I loved the dish (and the concept, so quick and easy!) ... I went a little heavy on veggies and not heavy enough on the shrimp. Also, I think next time, I will do oil AND ghee ... I think I used too much oil, and the heat needs to be more towards the medium range, I think. Also, the chili definitely gave it a KICK. Ummm, not a problem, except I was HOT from cooking, eating, drinking and rushing to get ready to go out with my girlfriend ... then I had a slight case of burpees the rest of the evening! Yes, I WILL make it again but more shrimp, less veggies, add butter AND definitely cook up the bread in skillet!