This is one of those back-pocket ideas for times like when the neighbors, just back from Italy, bring you some of the wine they brought home.  All of a sudden, it’s 8 o’clock Sunday night, bottles are empty, everybody’s hungry, and everything’s closed (at least down our way).  And this is my perfect rationale for always having a pound of flash frozen, raw, shell-on shrimp in the freezer.  Sure, fresh is best, but this works.

  • Set a large pot of water on to boil.
  • When boiling rapidly, add frozen shrimp and remove pot from heat and cover. In 10-11 minutes, shrimp will be perfectly poached!
  • Drain shrimp and cool until shells can be removed.
  • Assess your leftovers! A half jar of roasted red peppers, a handful of green beans, some Greek olives, a few mushrooms—you know what you have on hand
  • Heat butter and olive oil in large pan—the amount becomes the sauce
  • Add a few crushed red peppers, a few drops of garlic and ginger oils, salt and pepper, some jerk seasoning and paprika–heat until it smells good
  • Add cut-up leftovers all at once, stir to coat and warm
  • Add cooked shrimp.
  • Serve over rice

The Kitchen Hive

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