This dish is quick and full of garlic. Guaranteed to keep the vampires away!
2 lbs. Peeled shrimp
1 stick butter
2 T. olive oil
2 T. chopped garlic
pinch of cayenne pepper
6 cups cooked rice or 1 pound dried pasta, cooked
optional: fresh chopped parsley
You can serve this dish over rice or pasta, depending on what you have on hand
and what you’re in the mood to eat. We call it Shrimp Spaghetti when we have it
over pasta. Whatever you decide, get that started according to package
directions and prepare the rest of the dish. While the rice or pasta is cooking, melt
the butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted
and starting to bubble, add the garlic and pinch of cayenne pepper. Turn the heat
up to high and add the shrimp. Cook until pink and heated through. Remove from
heat. Snip parsley directly onto shrimp mixture. If serving over rice, spoon some rice
onto each plate and spoon the shrimp mixture over it. If serving over pasta, drain
pasta and pour the shrimp mixture into it and toss. Serve onto individual plates.
Shrimp cook quickly which makes it an ideal meal to prepare on the run. A great
time saver step is to buy it peeled. If you’re a cheapskate like me, you can buy it
unpeeled. My husband, daughter (one of the 2 girls cooking) and I usually peel it
together. It’s a way for me to get them off the couch, away from the tv and in the
kitchen. Another quick way to prepare shrimp is to put it peeled onto skewers or in
a grill basket, brush it with olive oil and cook it on the grill. (Another way to get my
husband involved since the only cooking he does is on the grill). Add a vegetable
and side dish and you have another tasty and quick meal.

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