Monday, July 27, 2009

Pan Seared Shrimp




Happy Monday to you all! I hope the summer is treating you very kindly!

I don't cook shrimp that often for two reasons. The first is because I'm the only one in my family who likes it, gosh! And the second is because for the longest time it has been intimidating to me. But in the last few months I've come to realize that it's really easy to make, especially when you use this recipe. The one thing I've learned about cooking shrimp is to be careful not to overcook it so that it doesn't come out rubbery. If you have any other shrimp-cooking tips, do share! I can't get enough, and my family will learn to like it by golly!

Pan Seared Shrimp
Slightly Adapted from Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking June/July 2009 ed.

Ingredients

1 lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup white wine, chicken broth or seafood stock
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (I used McCormick, delish!)
2 tablespoons minced parsley

Directions

In a large skillet, saute shrimp and garlic in oil for 3 minutes. Add wine or stock and seasoning; cook and stir 3-5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with parsley.

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Yummy! i love shrimp as much as Forest Gump does:)

Jenn said...

Delicious shrimp. Very easy to do. Probably one of the fastest seafood meals anyone can make. ;-)

Lynn said...

Oh, you're making me hungry! This looks delicious.

Cucinista said...

Mmm... shrimp so good.

Sal said...

I usually barbecue shrimp, but this seems simple enough, and looks wonderful. Next time I'm in the mood for shrimp, I think I'll try this quick and easy method.

As for a shrimp-cooking tip, I've always been annoyed by restaurants that serve shrimp with the tails on. I find it kind of bothersome to have to remove the tails myself prior to eating. Well, of late I hear that the shrimp lose flavor if the tail is removed prior to cooking. (Can anyone confirm or deny this?) So my tip is to leave the tails on until the shrimp is cooked.

Denise said...

This definately looks quick and easy and super delish!!

Erica said...

You're the only one who likes shrimp???? I <3 shrimp. I could eat it every night. I love it just simply cooked- either boiled or in just a little olive oil with some seasoning. You're mix sounds fantastic

♥peachkins♥ said...

hubby loves shrimp..I'm sure he'll love this!

the ungourmet said...

Your shrimp looks so great! I love the look of that whole meal. Very nice warm weather dish! ;0)

I don't really have any tips because I rarely make it either. I should.

Melissa said...

Oooh...I bet the garlic adds a lot! Looks delicious! =)

Lara said...

I never get to cook shrimp since we have seafood allergies in the family, but I never thought of making it just for myself. It looks yummy!

Leslie said...

I love me some simple shrimp

Donna-FFW said...

I so enjoy shrimp and this sounds wonderfully delicious, light and bet i tastes good over some rice.

Pam said...

I love how simple this recipe is - perfect for week night meals.

Alissa said...

Mmmm, I too am a lover of shrimp! Your picture is mouth watering, nice photo! I can't wait to try this! I'm all about quick dinners & shrimp is the quickest!

burpandslurp said...

I'm not much of a fan of shrimp, too. But this dish might just convert me into a shrimp-lover yet!

Netts Nook said...

Teresa I think your shrimp looks great can't wait to give it a try.

Kim said...

Sounds like it is quick and easy to throw together. I love meals like that.

Katy ~ said...

Yummm.... I'll bet this is very very good! I haven't had a decent shrimp scampi in ages, and this looks very close to perfect. I would LOVE this.

MaryBeth said...

I love shrimp and this looks amazingly delish...

Reeni♥ said...

I'm a serious shrimp lover!! This looks delicious! You've got it right about overcooking them.

John said...

Looks great!

John said...

You can use the r-c-o method to determine when your shrimp are perfectly cooked:

When it looks like an "r" it is R-aw.

When it looks like a "c" it is C-ooked.

When it looks like an "o" it is O-vercooked!

Cute, no?

Katherine Aucoin said...

They look fantastic!

jscardon said...

LOVE shrimp!! Is it really so unhealthy for you b/c of the high cholesterol? I've always wondered if that's true...Let's hope not.:)

HoneyB said...

I LOVE shrimp (I think you probably know that!). This looks delish!

girlichef said...

mmmmm....shrimp!! Sounds yummy :)

Ingrid said...

Hey,you're invited over to my house whenever we have shrimp which is usually once a week as it's super easy, super quick, & SUPER tasty! We love shrimp. :)
~ingrid