A Simple Shrimp Dish

We've been working on eating down the freezers AND staying on budget. Just for the record, eating down the freezers DOES help the budget, except when you see a great sale on some frozen foods and think, hey, I've got plenty of room in the freezers for that!

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)
olive oil
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
dash salt
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!

Heat oil over medium low heat and add garlic and peppers. Let cook for about 2 minutes and then add the shrimp and paprika. Cook til shrimp is pink and done, add salt.




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!

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!

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Comments

  1. Same thing happens to me when I try to eat down the freezer! This looks amazing and sounds delicious! Plus it's very healthy :) Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

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  2. We're eating down our freezer too, and a restock is definitely in order! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Merry Monday!

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  3. Your post looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and we sure look forward to more of your recipes!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  4. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning

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  5. I always love a great shrimp dish!! It's a fav of mine too! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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