Friday, December 26, 2014

Holiday Moments, and Shrimp...

One of the benefits to working on this website is that it is forcing me to be cognizant of life moments that might be interesting enough to capture and share online.  As a result, I am taking many more pictures that illustrate beautiful experiences that I would not have considered taking in the past. An example -- the table on Christmas Eve  -- it was just exquisite.  Here are some other images from that magical evening:

Oh, and on the flip side, here is how the stove appeared at 1:00am!

Fool Proof Shrimp

One of my Christmas Eve guests asked if I would post the recipe on the easy but absolutely delectable shrimp dish that I prepared as one of the seven fish courses. It's perfect for New Year's and can be served as an appetizer or side dish.  Try it, you won't be disappointed  - and it's fool proof. Here it is:

What you will need:

2 lbs of cleaned and de-veined jumbo shrimp
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 head of fresh parsley
2 tablespoons of dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon of hot pepper seeds
5 cloves of garlic
3 lemons
salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs

Mince garlic and parsley and combine in a bowl with melted butter, olive oil, oregano, hot pepper seeds, lemon and salt/pepper.  

30 minutes before broiling, brush the marinade over the shrimp and let stand. 

When ready to cook, cover the shrimp with bread crumbs, set the oven on broil and cook for 5-7 minutes (it is not necessary to flip the shrimp mid way through).  Savor:

-- Anyone else happy that elf on the shelf has gone back to the North Pole?

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