Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Root Veggie Mash

One thing I like about cooking, versus baking, it that measurements are more suggestions than something to be followed to the t. With this recipe, I didn't measure anything. :-)

What you need:

For the shrimp:
 1 pound Wild Red Argentinian Shrimp (from TJs)
 Lots of butter
 4-8 cloves finely chopped garlic
 Zest of one lemon
 Juice of two lemons
 Several thin slices of lemon
 Salt, pepper, basil and red pepper flakes to taste

For the veggie mash:
 A variety of root vegetables
 4-8 cloves garlic
 1/2 cup bone broth
 Lots of butter
 Salt and pepper to taste

What you do:
 Use carrot peeler to peel root vegetables, then cut into large chunks
 Place in pan with whole garlic and broth
 Heat on medium until veggies are tender when pierced with a fork (about 20 minutes)
 Add LOTS of butter, salt and pepper
 Blend in Vita-Mix until smooth

 In shallow pan, melt LOTS of butter
 Add thawed shrimp
 After several minutes, turn shrimp and add garlic, salt, pepper and basil
 Right before shrimp is finished cooking (and it cooks quickly...don't overcook) add red pepper flakes, lemon juice, zest and slices

 In shallow individual dishes, scoop a mound of veggie mash and shrimp with the juices. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.