I had one of those awful, “Waaahhh, there is nootthiiiiing to eeeeat in my houuuuse” days last week that left me wondering what in the world I would scrounge up in my kitchen to make lunch. Realizing I did indeed have some decent staples worth working with (butter, garlic, lemons, rice, frozen shrimp), I decided to quite whining and figure something out, instead of huffing off to the grocery store to grumble and gripe about the lack of (real) food there as well.
A deliciously simple lemon butter shrimp dish was the result of my near-tantrum-turned-productive-kitchen-experiment. If your culinary skills are a little more advanced than mine (sooo, that would be absolutely every single person reading this), it may seem a little too simple, but I still found it full of flavor and the carrots a nice compliment to the shrimps. See if you have all this hanging out in your kitchen already, and try it out this weekend!
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- 20 medium shrimps tail on, shell off is what I use
- 1⁄2 cup butter or more.
- 1⁄3 cup onion diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic diced
- 4-5 medium carrots sliced
- 2 wedges lemon
- real sea salt to taste
- parmesan cheese sprinkled on top
- Put butter in a skillet to melt on low-to-medium heat. Add in onions and let them tenderize for a minute or two.
- Add carrots, and cook for another few minutes before adding in the garlic — it burns so easily, you know!
- Time to cook the shrimps. Put them all in the pan, and make sure they each have their space, no overlapping. Flip them after a minute or two when they start to turn pink. You’re so cute, you pink little shrimps! Squeeze in that lemon, too. And salt.
- When both sides are done, pour it all out over beds of rice*. One for you and one for someone special. And don’t you dare leave any of that butter in the pan!
- Top with sprinkled parmesan, if you’d like.
*I don’t usually bother to buy brown rice because Sarah at The Healthy Home Economist convinced me that’s not necessary. Or smart. Since I pretty much like white rice better. Thanks, Sarah.