Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yes, this blog WILL include food because I say so.

We've been trying to eat healthier around here. We have many reasons. Better health, smaller thighs (for me, Jason's are already tiny) and just being healthy examples for Rylie. Eating healthy is expensive though! Don't get me started on the fact that I can't even find locally grown produce for a good 60 miles...but buying organic eggs, milk, meat...we need to take out a loan to go grocery shopping. That said, we're picking and choosing what we want to buy that's organic. Not just organic though...cage free, non processed, no pesticides. Stuff that won't give us 6 different kinds of cancers by the time we're 50. So tonight's dinner was Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp. I got the recipe from one of my favorite bloggers The Pioneer Woman. I made a few changes here and there. Here is my version. Oh, also, I put it on a bed of brown rice and veggies. I cut up zucchini, bell pepper and garlic and sauteed it in Smart Balance butter. SOOOOO good. Rylie loved it. Jason loved it. He liked the shrimp, only telling me afterwards that he doesn't really like orange ok whatever...this was awesome.

Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp

  • 1/2 lb EZ Peel Shrimp
  • 2 cloves (to 4 Cloves) Garlic
  • ¾ cups Orange Juice
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter (or whatever kind of butter you use)
Preparation Instructions

Peel the shrimp. Set aside.

Thinly slice your garlic cloves. Add the garlic to ¾ cup of orange juice. Use a nice high quality orange juice. Measure out and add all of the spices to the orange juice as well.

In a large skillet over high heat melt 2 tablespoons butter. Once butter has melted add your shrimp. Leave them 30-60 seconds and flip (or toss around, like I did) making sure they're pink but not overdone. Remove the cooked shrimp from the pan, leaving the heat on high.

Once the butter gets good and melty add the spicy orange garlic mixture to the pan and give it a good stir. Add the last tablespoon of butter to the sauce and after a few minutes of cooking and occasional stirring your sauce should be slightly thicker.

Return the shrimp to the pan and give them a nice toss to coat them in the sauce. Then if you want, put them on top of some brown rice and sauteed veggies. You'll LOVE it!

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