Monday, September 24, 2012

Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter

Tonight was a quick and easy dinner.  We had Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter from Cook's Illustrated New Best Recipe Cookbook.  This was good, and a big hit especially with Owen.  He gave it a perfect 10, Noah gave it an 8, and Aaron and I gave it a 7.  The calories for 1/4 pound of shrimp were 253.  Here's the recipe:
Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter
1 lb shrimp
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 pinch sugar
2 T olive oil

3 T butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T lemon juice
1 T parsley
1/8 t salt

Shell and devein shrimp.  Mix the shrimp with the salt, pepper and sugar.

Heat 1 T olive oil over medium high heat.  Cook half of the shrimp until almost done, about 40 seconds.  Remove and heat the other 1 T olive oil and then add the second half of the shrimp.  Cook until almost done, then return all the shrimp to the pan.
Meanwhile, beat the butter till fluffy, add in the garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and the salt. 
Add the garlic butter to the pan with the remaining shrimp and cook until shrimp are cooked through.


Super simple, and a quick healthy weeknight meal.

Tomorrow we're having something sweet :)

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