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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shrimp in Garlic White Wine Sauce

Well, yesterday I didn't really know what I wanted to make for dinner, so I had to come up with something on the fly. I had to go grocery shopping anyway, as I forgot to take any chicken or fish out of my freezer.

There I was, pulling together the pieces in the store, cereal, salad, juice, milk, bread all the necessities and as I was nearing the fish counter, I caught something in the corner of my eye..... SHRIMP, reduced 50 % last day...... oh yeah that was it, I could use those to make a quick and reasonably healthy dinner. How can you beat that.

I quickly finished off the rest of my shopping and headed home to marinate the shrimp. They were already deveined, so all we had to do is quickly peel them and then they headed for a bath in a marinade of:

Olive Oil, fresh minced garlic, mediterranean herbs, salt, pepper and a little bit of hot sauce. I let them sit in the marinade for about an hour. While the shrimp were enjoying their bath, I minced one more pice of garlic, finely chopped 1/4 of an onion and a handful of parsley and put the rice in the rice cooker.

I heated a large frying pan and melted some butter added the onion/garlic and sauteed them for about 3-5 minutes, then add the shrimp, including the marinade, to the pan and quickly sautee until pink. Add the parsley. Sautee for about another minute and then pour in about a glass of white wine (I used Chardonnay) to deglaze the pan, add a couple of pieces of butter, and if you like to thicken the sauce, mix some corn starch (Maizena) with a tiny bit of water and pour in the pan. Once you stir that in the sauce thickens immediately.

Now serve over a bed of rice and with a side of salad! Bon Apetit!

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