Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

2 servings

2 teaspoon butter or olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
20-30 medium raw shrimp, peeled
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In a nonstick pan, fry the garlic in butter over medium high heat for 30-60 seconds.

Add the spices and cook for another minute. Add the shrimp and cook until they're mostly pink and just slightly raw in the centre. Toss them occasionally.

When the shrimp are almost done, add the lemon juice and parsley and continue to simmer until shrimp are just cooked through. Be careful not to overcook or the shrimp will be chewy. Serve with rice.

Tip: I also like to add paprika to this dish. Sometimes I even add a splash of white wine.

- lemon garlic shrimp -

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