When I was younger, you couldn’t get me to eat ANY kind of seafood. None. Nada.
The thought of going to Red Lobster after church…just yuck.
I think it had something to do with the fact my dad used to take me fishing with him out on Balboa Bay in California. We used to be out for hours trying to catch fish…many a time we caught seagulls. 🎣 They’d sweep down and pick up our bait as the line was spinning out into the sky. Oh, the memories. But during those long hours of baiting and smelling stinky fish all while drinking V8 out in the heat of the day, 🤢 well, it ust seared it in my brain. “NO, YOU WIll NOT LIKE SEAFOOD!” 🐟🐠🦑🦐🦀
And I didn’t for many many years.
Then, sometime between high school and college I was
asked pleaded with (more than once) to try fried shrimp, and I actually tolerated it. (I think because it was fried, so I barely tasted anything seafoodish.) I later graduated on to trying grilled shrimp and scampi.
It was a big leap for me. 😂 I guess anything with garlic and butter on it has resonated with me.
So, here I am. Now sharing my own shrimp dish. Unreal.
But this turned out better than I would’ve thought as I’ve literally only made shrimp twice in my life. It met the hub’s satisfaction, so it’s going on the blog. 🙂
You will need:
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp (Yes, I actually did this myself..I know!😱)
Olive oil to coat your pan
5 cloves of crushed Garlic (or jarred minced garlic can be used.)
1 stick of butter
*Red pepper flakes
1 & 1/2 Lemons
In a hot skillet, add olive oil just to smoking temperature. Next, add in the shrimp, constantly tossing till slightly pink (roughly a minute) and then add in your garlic and red pepper flakes (small amt) turning everything for about another minute being careful not to burn seasonings. Add butter to your liking. (If your butter is salted no need to add salt.) Add paprika, and finish with chopped parsley and lemon juice. You just want to toss your shrimp till they turn a darker pink and curl slightly. I then added steamed asparagus mixing it all together and added a bit more of the seasonings also more lemon juice. (This is all to taste.)
It assure you it will be delicious! 👌🏼
Just ask my hubby and this shrimp 🦐 eatin’ gal now. 😉
What is your favorite seafood and where would you like to be eating it about now? We just got a snowstorm, so I vote Hawaii!
Items to buy:
I love my pan: https://amzn.to/2DkT2Ar
Peeled & Deveined shrimp: https://amzn.to/2MoNqbC