Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fancy's Shrimp Scampi

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Dinner was good tonight :) - here's the recipe:


1/2 - 1 lb shrimp

half a bunch of fresh cilantro

2 lemons

1/2 cup grape tomatos

5 cloves garlic

7-8 scallions

1 cup dry basmati rice

1 cup coconut water

1/4 cup almond milk

olive oil

1/2 stick butter

gently defrost a bit more than a half a pound of frozen raw shrimp (pealed and deveined tail on)

in a medium saucepan with a lid boil 1 cup coconut water with 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup water and a dollop of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Let come to a boil add a cup of white basmati rice, bring to a boil and simmer covered for about a half an hour. fluff and keep the lid on when done

in a big skillet melt half a stick of butter into a quarter cup of olive oil, crack in some pepper and add 5 cloves of minced garlic, 7-8 scallions white parts chopped small green parts chopped to like an inch. drain and toss in the shrimp, let them each lay on the pan so they turn pink (add in also the peels of the lemon to brown with the shrimp yellow side down) Flip the shrimps and when they're done the remove the scallions and shrimp into a bowl so they dont overcook (toss the lemon peels - they are dead to you now). Into the sauce left still in the pan, throw in half a cup of grape tomatos (whole / not cut up), squeeze on a lemon and a half, and a cup of minced fresh cilantro. splash on a little white wine, You want the tomatos to burst in your mouth not in the pan so be careful with them and when they are about cooked reintroduce the shrimpys and you're done :) - mix with the rice and serve with a lemon slice.

serves 2 hungry people 3 regular people or about 5 models :)


for dessert i made a pie with strawberries blueberries nutella bourbon brown sugar and butter :) in a premade crust with home made whipped cream n haagendaas vanilla ice cream mmmmmm

ok pie goes like this, the pie crusts give you 2 shells, leave one in the fridge fill the other one with about two cups of fresh sliced up strawrberries and maybe half a cup of blueberries, in a little sauce pan put 1/4 stick of butter and a shot of walnut oil, toss in 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 big tablespoons of nutella and three shots of bourbon, light on fire - say ooo ahhh, stir a little when the fire goes out, toss on the pie, then put about four or five tablespoon of jam on top ( i used stacey and stephen's wedding jam made from sweet plum and pomegranate - but you can use you're favorite) Next get the other pie shell out of the fridge cut it into strips and criss cross it on top, oven at 350 for about a half an hour (put a cookie tray under so you woon't have to wash your oven :)

let cool and serve with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream

serves 1 ;)

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