Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birthday Shrimp


Today is my husband's birthday and I made him a surf and turf lunch. Here is a fast and tasty way to prepare shrimp:

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper (we don't do spicy so use as much as you would like for a spicy kick)
2 tbls butter
2 tbls oilve oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup ginger ale
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 lbs shrimp - peeled and deveined
salt, to taste


In a small bowl, stir together your dry ingredients - garlic, onion, thyme, sugar, basil, rosemary, paprika and cayenne.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. When the oil is hot add minced garlic; cook about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle shrimp with the spice mixture-use as much or as little as you like-and continue to cook and stir until shrimp is pink all over. Pour on the ginger ale and balsamic vinegar; simmer until shrimp is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt before serving.

1 comment:

SWIRL said...

Oh! How you spoil my brother--- YUMMY! that looks wonderful!