If you happened to catch the latest episode of Connecticut Style with Teresa LaBarbera, I was cooking up a delicious shrimp dish, which you can serve as either an appetizer of an entree. This is a variation of a Portuguese dish, and it can pack as much spice as you can handle! And with five simple ingredients, you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time!
After cleaning your shrimp, salt and pepper it, and add the juice of one lemon. This will season your shrimp.
An important tip for you, please do yourself a favor and use fresh garlic, rather than the store bought variety. It may take you a little bit longer to find organic or locally grown garlic, but you will immediately taste the difference, and you will be so glad that you did!
one pound of shrimp, cleaned, deveined, with salt, pepper and lemon added
3 TBS butter
1 cup white wine
10 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 to 4 TBS chili paste
Heat grill or stovetop.
Melt about three tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add garlic. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Cook until you can smell the garlic, about five minutes. Add one cup of white wine, and stir in two tablespoons of chili paste (Add more, depending on how much heat you want). Add your shrimp, and cook until shrimp is pink, about 10-15 minutes. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped parsley, and a garnish of sliced lemons. Serve with a nice crusty bread.
I have made this dish a number of times, and people have always asked if this can be served with pasta. Yes, absolutely! I prefer to serve with bread, or even over rice, but over a nice angel hair would work too! Spice this dish up or down, as much as you want. Add more chili paste, or use red pepper flakes. Consider adding chopped chorizo or linguicia to the dish too, if you have it on hand.
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Lori Greene is a practitioner of Savvy Style, as well as the owner of Elizabeth Richard Gifts in Waterbury, Connecticut. Visit her on Twitter @elizrichgifts or follow on Facebook at Elizabeth Richard Gifts.