Friday, June 10, 2011

Lemon Shrimp

I dream about food often and if I've had a particularly vivid dream, I'll write down the idea for a recipe.   This is the case with my Lemon Shrimp and I scribbled a semi coherent recipe down as soon as I woke up.   It happens to be one of those recipes that you just know will be good.   My husband scarfed down about 75 shrimp and kept making those "mmmmm" sounds as he ate.   Serve with lots of napkins and enjoy!

Lemon Shrimp
  • 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, peeled, smashed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 T fresh tarragon, minced
  • juice of 4 lemons
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 T chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 C white wine
Directions:   Rinse, peel and devein shrimp and set aside.  In a medium bowl, add remaining ingredients and taste before adding the shrimp to make sure it's spicy enough or seasoned enough to your liking.   Add the shrimp and toss to coat.   Let marinade, covered, for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Skewer shrimp and grill until done.   In the mean time, pour the marinade into a small sauce pan, add the white wine and simmer over medium high heat, until reduced by 1/3.   Once reduced, pour through a strainer and hold.

To serve, I plated with jasmine rice, lemon shrimp and the sauce.   It's delicious!


Leslie Blythe said...

This looks REALLY good!!! I will try it tonight!

Peggy a.k.a JUJU said...

This recipe looks amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe. I've subscribed to your blog, and am looking forward for more good eats! :)

Anonymous said...

These look delicious. Those shrimp skewers would make great appetizers too. Thanks for sharing a great quick recipe.

Anonymous said...

These look delicious. Those shrimp skewers would make great appetizers too. Thanks for sharing a great quick recipe.

Lemons and Anchovies said...

I think I'd be happy with just the sauce but it would be silly to turn down the gorgeous shrimp. Wow, all the flavors I love. This is wonderful!

Erin said...

This sounds really good! I love the sauce. I am always looking for shrimp recipes to try, this one will make the list. Thanks!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

This looks like a great recipe. I am glad that you were able to remember your dream.

Vicki Wilde said...

This is such a flavorful dish, I love it! Love everything about the sauce! :)

Kate@Diethood said...

Lemon, garlic, tarragon...on shrimp?! yummo! This is fantastic!

flourtrader said...

I always keep a pen and paper handy-never know when great foodie things will pop into your head. This one looks like a delicious one. Good job on the recipe and plating-I am sure there is none left! thanks for sharing.

Sandie (Sandie's Bitchin' Kitchen) said...

My mouth is watering looking at those lovely little shrimpies!!

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