Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10 Minute Shrimp Dinner

I worked late and needed something quick for dinner. Thank goodness for frozen peeled and deveined shrimp. Quick sides were couscous, which cooks in five minutes, zucchini, steamed in the microwave, and a tossed salad, made with Earthbound Farms mesclun mix. Ready, set, go - defrost shrimp in colander, make sauce for the shrimp, toss a salad, steam zucchini in the microwave, and make couscous.

I also made a delicious appetizer which took less than five minutes. I am a huge fan of feta cheese! What do I like even better than feta? Well, fried feta of course! I sliced one inch slices from the block of feta, dipped in beaten egg, coated in panko crumbs and pan fried in olive oil until golden brown. Served with a wedge of lemon. Mediterranean in minutes!

Spicy Garlic Rosemary Shrimp
Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

1 pound medium shrimp, deveined, peeled, tail end left on
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon juice
To a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic slices and cook over moderate heat until golden. Remove garlic chips.

To the skillet, add rosemary, pepper flakes, and shrimp, and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer to serving dish. Squeeze some lemon juice over shrimp.


  1. Mom, this dinner was great last night! :)

  2. Awww, what a sweet comment from your daughter! This dinner looks way too gourmet to be ready in minutes, and I love your gorgeous presentation!

  3. Awww your daughter loved the dinner! I would have, too! It looks great!