Tuesday, July 5, 2011

day 334

i have a problem. i like food more than i like exercise. this could become a very bad situation for me. not only do i like food (well, "love" is a more accurate word), but i like GOOD food. i'm talking creamy, flavourful, spicy, delectable food. although i am in no way professing to be a good cook by any standard, i do try and i am getting better. tonight i made some FABULOUS and super easy shrimp. many thanks to the lovely beth who gave me the recipe, and even more thanks to my friend miss emily gibson for giving beth the recipe. i'm including it for those of you who like easy, REALLY GOOD, recipes for dinner when you realize dinner is in 15 minutes and you haven't made anything...

2 lbs large shrimp
1/2 c. EVOO
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 TB fresh parsley (if you don't have fresh, dried worked fine for me)
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. crushed oregano
2 TB bread crumbs 
salt & pepper

1. preaheat broiler to high
2. split shrimp down back side and de-vein. rinse. dry. leave tail. 
3. put shrimp in bowl with ingredients
4. line baking dish with foil
5. broil shrimp 3-4 inches from heat for 5-6 minutes. 
6. baste shrimp with oil mixture in dish. 

it tastes FABULOUS! i've made it with the smaller frozen shrimp i get from costco and it tastes almost as good as the big fat juicy shrimp, so if that's all you have on hand, it works great. 

p.s. how was everyone else's 4th of july celebration? i took exactly ZERO pictures of my weekend in tahoe, so i'm going to wait until tomorrow to post how my celebration went after i swipe some pics from my sister-in-law...


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