So, fiiiiiinally I am getting off my tuchas and putting something on this blog. Sorry for the delay; I’ve been busy with work and silly things as such.
O.K. So, you really have to try this dish. It’s so easy. Tonight, after work, I took a different bus home, so that I could pass by the local QFC to buy some juice, in order to continue making my breakfast smoothies (just blended grapefruit juice, a banana, maybe a few grapes, and some berries I had frozen from last year that had been taking over my freezer a little too long). I’d been wanting to make a shrimp dish that my best friend (now living in Barcelona–happy-go-lucky thing) made me years ago. I don’t know what it was. Laziness? Too busy? Who knows? But for whatever reason, the only time I ever made it was for my mom when I went back to Louisiana. She loves the stuff. Anyhoo, this local QFC just so happened to have shrimp on sale; I had everything else at home. So why not? It was just as I remembered: easy and deeeelicious. So here ya go. No excuses for you; you MUST try this at home. You can decide on your own measurements. Here are mine, more or less.
About 15 medium-size raw shrimp (peeled)
1 clove garlic (mashed)
1 tblsp. sliced leeks
salt & pepper to taste
1 tblsp. sour cream*
1/8 cup whiskey (or more depending on your taste)
Shredded parmesan cheese
Heat up your skillet to medium and then drizzle in about one tablespoon of olive oil. When hot, add leeks and garlic. After about one minute, add shrimp. Cover and cook until shrimp begins to fully turn pink. Add whiskey and ignite. When flame subsides, add sour cream and salt & pepper. You can always add more whiskey and/or cream to have additional sauce in which to sop up your bread. Place shrimp on a bed of rice, noodles, or, as I did, spinach. Sprinkle with cilantro and cheese. As shown in the photo, I’ve put it on a bed of spinach with several spears of steamed asparagus and a sourdough roll as accompaniments–and of course 1 or 2 glasses of wine.
* I used soft Greek cheese this time, but, in the past, I have used sour cream and/or whipping cream.