• Baked-shrimp-New-Orleans

    “Where yer at?” Kitchenette Lorene might greet you with when in New Orleans.  Your reply? “Aw-rite.” (Basically it is “How are you” and “Fine thanks”.)

    What do you think about when we say “New Orleans”?

    I think of great music like Jazz and Dixieland, cobblestone streets, the French Quarter, and, of course, lots of seafood.

    As a kid, I had the privilege of spending a few days there over a Fourth of July weekend. The music, culture, and food were intoxicating.

    Skip ahead to a couple of years ago, when I stumbled across this easy and tasty recipe. As always, I have modified the original to make it my own.

    Oven Baked Shrimp a la New Orleans – with a Kitchenette Twist

    Ingredients:

    • 20 lg. or extra lg. raw shrimp with shell on or a bag of small raw peeled shrimp
      1-2 large cloves garlic fine chop
    • turmeric
    • dried or fresh (chopped fine) parsley
    • Paprika
      Few grinds black pepper
      2 tbsp canola oil (or grape seed oil)
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 ½ – 2 tbsp butter (cut into little cubes)

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
    2. Wash shrimp well and drain.
    3. Chop garlic and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  (Waiting 5-10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.)
    4. Measure out oil into measuring cup.
    5. Add garlic to oil.
    6. Pour oil mixture into oven proof dish or pan.
    7. Arrange shrimp on dish.
    8. Sprinkle shrimp with turmeric, paprika, parsley, and black pepper.
    9. Place a cube of butter on each shrimp.
    10. Place in heated oven, bake at 400º F. for 5 minutes.

    Serve Hot with ½ Baked Potato* and Edamame Beans. Pour sauce over beans. YUM

    *or, to make it less carbohydrate laden, try a ¼-½ cup of quinoa.

    If you prefer to eat your shrimp with a little seafood sauce, I have a quick recipe for that too.

    Quick Cocktail Sauce

    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 1.5 cups

    Ingredients

      • 1 cup ketchup
      • 1 – 2 tablespoon horseradish (to your taste)
      • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
      • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
      • ¼ teaspoon salt (or Mrs. Dash’s® Original)
      • 1 dash pepper

    Directions

    Mix all together – allow to chill in fridge – serve.

    This quick and easy meal with have your taste buds singing “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

    Smoochies,

    Kitchenette Lorene