Friday, August 29, 2014

Shrimp in a White Wine, Garlic and Lemon Sauce

I am thrilled that my 4 year-old LOVES shrimp. She tried one a few months ago and since then can't get enough of them. I'm a little jealous, actually. I wish I liked shrimp but I just don't, but at least my daughter gets to eat all of the yummy shrimp recipes my husband makes. All of the shrimp recipes on this blog are his.

A few weeks ago he made shrimp a little differently than his usual spicy shrimp or Cajun grilled shrimp. He used wine, garlic, and lemon for a simple light and fresh dish. He loved it and our daughter loved it, and I loved watching him create it and then seeing her devour it.

The shrimp only took about 10 minutes to make so this is a quick and easy meal that looks and tastes fancy.

Shrimp in a White Wine, Garlic and Lemon Sauce
Original Recipe by Jon

  • 1/2 lb 21-25 or 26-30 count shrimp (if frozen, defrosted), peeled
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp dry white wine
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a sauté pan over medium high heat
  • Add the shrimp and cook about 1 minute per side, (you don't want them cooked through yet)seasoning the shrimp with black pepper as you cook them
  • Add the lemon juice and simmer 2 minutes
  • Add the garlic and simmer 1 minute (reverse this step with the lemon juice step if you don't want the garlic to be too strong)
  • Add wine and simmer 2-3 minutes until shrimp is cooked through
  • Garnish with parsley and serve (over rice or pasta)

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