Friday, April 06, 2007

Simple Sauteed Shrimp with Butter and Garlic

This is a very simple sautéed shrimp dish - it's great alone, over fettuccine, with rice, with a salad or just with fresh bread to scoop up the sauce. And the smell of it cooking fills your kitchen with a yummy butter-garlic scent!

In case you wondered why my shrimp is SO heavy on the parsley (see photos), I was just SO proud of it and wanted to use a lot. It's from my parsley plant that my boyfriend bought me for Valentine's Day, and the plant is still alive and doing well! I am SO not good with plants that I am particularly excited about it. You may not need *quite* so much parsley normally. :)

Butter-Garlic Sautéed Shrimp:
(serves 1-2, can be easily increased)

1/2 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 c dry white wine
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped finely
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté until mixture is simmering and garlic is fragrant. Add wine and bring to a rapid simmer until reduced by at least half. Add shrimp and squeeze lemon juice over shrimp. Salt and pepper.

As shrimp become translucent and liquid evaporates, add parsley and remove from heat. Toss with pasta or serve as desired.


Lis said...

Just the pasta/spinach/proscuitto recipe and the shrimp recipe.. they say it all for me..

I heart you.

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

What could be better?? This looks amazing!

Kirsten said...

Hi Lisa!! I heart you too!!

Thanks Kristen!

Hope you both had a wonderful Easter. :)


JGFussell said...

I Googled "Shrimp sauteed in wine and butter" and your post was the first entry.

Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

the best shrimp I've ever made

Anonymous said...

That was so good - my husband is thrilled at my first ever attempt to cook prawns...Thanks so much! said...

So, I do not actually believe it is likely to work.

Anonymous said...

Very good! I just got done making and eating this, i put it with cheesy vegetables and wow it was good!!

Anonymous said...

My husband LOVED it! We had it tonight! Thank u!

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