Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chilled Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

Delicious does not begin to describe this crowd-pleasing appetizer… forget the cocktail sauce and bring out the natural flavor of fresh shrimp with this refreshing marinade.

Ingredients
  • 25 shrimp
  • Marinade:
    • ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tbsp canola oil
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • ¼ Vidalia onion, extra thinly sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
    • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Arugula for garnish

Preparation
  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients then pour over shrimp
  2. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate for about 30 minutes
  3. Serve chilled alone or on top of the arugula
Shrimp is a lean source of protein (low in total fat and saturated fat) and contains important nutrients including iron, zinc, vitamin B12, niacin, phosphorus and selenium.  Shrimp is high in cholesterol so you will want to enjoy this in moderation (daily recommendation is less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day).

5 comments:

  1. (1) i love shrimp
    (2) i love this recipe
    (3) i love you!

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  2. And i love when you make lists for me :)

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  3. this looks delish! one question...how do you mince something?

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  5. Very carefully ;)

    So there is a spectrum of cutting options when it comes to food... you can CHOP (about 1/4 inch), DICE (even thinner) or MINCE (the smallest possible cut). When it comes to shallots (or onions) I would suggest these steps for the perfect mince...

    1. Peel shallot skin off completely
    2. Chop off one end of the shallot and place the other end (the root) away from you
    3. Cut thinly and vertically toward the other end but not completely through the onion (this will hold the shallot together so you can more easily do the next step...)
    4. Now cut thinly in the horizontal direction
    5. Continue to run your knife through the onion to make it even finer

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