So, it's Spanish Father's Day today. Which in our house usually gets missed. I think being Canadian, married to a Brit and living in Spain, I am always in a daze about what to celebrate. All of them, maybe? Well, this year the boy of the house decided to take it upon himself to make an event of the day. By event, he made a card, bought a flash light at the supermarket and asked me to make a nice dinner. Why do I feel like I got the short stick!
Dinner it was. Lot of easy and yummy dishes including these Lemon Garlic Shrimp featured below. Everyone in the house loves these shrimp and they are so easy to put together and absolutely delicious. If you are a seafood person like myself, you will love these shrimp.
Note: When buying shrimp, I think it is important to buy the ones that are raw and still in their shells. Fresh is best, but I know that isn't always possible. The frozen kind are fine as well, but don't buy the prepared ones that are already cleaned and shelled. They are pumped up with water and pretty much have no flavour. In order to have a great dish, you have to start with great ingredients. It is worth the effort to buy and clean them yourself.
These shrimp make a great nibble food, starter to a dinner or appetizer to serve at a party. They are even good served cold.
Look how great they look! I just recently got this new cast iron skillet (below) and it really keeps the heat. So, from stove to table they are still sizzling.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Serves 4 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 8 minutes
1 lb Raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned with tails in tact
2 Tablespoons butter
3-4 Garlic cloves, crushed
Juice of one lemon
1/4 Cup/60 ml white wine
1 Teaspoon sea salt
Small bunch of fresh chopped parsley
In a large skillet heat the butter with the garlic until sizzling. Add the shrimp and give a good stir. Pour in the wine and let the shrimp cook for about 6 or 7 minutes. Squeeze over lemon juice and season with salt. Remove from pan, toss over parsley and serve immediately.
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