Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stay at home Thursday

I just noticed that I had my ninetieth post yesterday, boy how time flies when you are having fun. The biggest problem I have is remembering what I have posted and what I have stored. Maybe a little Alzheimer's setting in already. It is snowing again here and yesterday I was watching on DEMAND COOKING and found this easy recipe. Courtesy of Ellie Kreiger of the Food Network. I just can't resist the food that Ellie makes. The hubby loved it, I thought it was a little to hot for my tastes. Try it and let me know what you think it was really easy to make and I am sure it was very low in calories.
Garlic Basil Shrimp

2 tablespoons olive oil
11/4 pound of shrimp peeled & deveined
3 garlic cloves minced
1/8 teaspoon dried hot-pepper flakes
3/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in good sized pan, add shrimp and cook two minutes on each side until they are a nice pink color. Remove shrimp from pan add garlic and hot pepper flakes and white wine simmer until it thickens up just a little about three minutes. (When I got to the fridge I noticed my basil was wilted, so I just used a little lettuce and some dried basil.) Add basil, tomatoes and shrimp to wine portion and cook one minute. Salt and pepper to taste.

11 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

Ih my, the shrimp and basil combined! The flavors must have been amazing. I like Ellie's recipes too. Your salad looks beautiful.

Mary said...

This sounds like a terrific combination. That 1/8 teaspoon pepperflakes sounds just about right to me. I really appreciate the work Ellie Kreiger does. She's so good I can't figure out why she didn't make the A list at FNTV.

Cheryl said...

That looks good, we love the heat in our household :) Isnt Ellie just the cutest thing!

Lynda said...

This looks so good Nett! A nice healthy meal with a little kick of heat! thanks for sharing!

Scate said...

This looks like you are trying to bring a little springtime out when it is snowing. I thought MN was having a late start to spring - but we are done with snow. Thanks for sharing - this looks like a great light dinner. Fun blog!

Food For a Hungry Soul said...

This sounds so good to me! But then again, ALL your recipes are just top drawer!!

Claudia said...

I make something similar - and all variations are addictive. I love the addition of the hot pepper flakes - I don't do that and I can taste it now. Mmm. Very good!

wisekrock said...

I will sure try this. It looks just like a dish I had in New Orleans a few years ago. Spicy and hot just like my women.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I am thawing shrimp right now, how did you know?? Thanks for the recipe.

Donna-FFW said...

Love the heat in this recipe. Looks like a fantastic dish

Live.Love.Eat said...

I THINK I posted this same post not so long ago. It looks awesome. I am a sucker for shrimp!!!!!!