Shrimp

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts (click to enlarge)

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts (click to enlarge)

I can’t believe almost 2 month past since I posted anything. It’s not like we didn’t eat anything during this time.

Here is a simple quick one.

Vegetables: Brussels Sprouts where still in season so I steamed some and added some cut carrots.

Sauce: Melt some butter, add some flour and saute until lightly brown. Add some chicken stock and Sigo cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Shrimp: Simply grilled with salt and pepper.

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts (click to enlarge)

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts (click to enlarge)

Shrimp with Asparagus

Shrimp with Asparagus

Shrimp with Asparagus (click picture to enlarge)

The local supermarket had these nice, big shrimp on sale for a very good price, so I couldn’t resist. So there will be some more shrimp posts coming… :)

Shrimp: First I made a sauce: Saute some onion until soft, then add some sun dried tomatoes, half a cup of cream (you can use milk if you want it a little lighter) and some salt & pepper. Let the sauce simmer for a while and then run it through a blender. Put the blended sauce back into the pot and add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is done, depending on size this will be around 5 minutes.

Asparagus: I used green asparagus and peeled the bottom part of the stems a little so they won’t be too tough. I simply grilled them.

Shrimp with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

Shrimp with Feta (click for larger view)

Shrimp with Feta (click for larger view)

This one, or variations of it, is one of the favorites at our house. Usually I use fresh tomatoes, but for this version I tried sun dried tomatoes and it turned out very well.

Preparation: Caramelize onions with garlic and olive oil in frying pan, add salt & pepper, oregano and sun dried tomatoes; place shrimp on top, then crumble feta cheese over the shrimp, sprinkle some fresh or dried dill over it all. Place the pan in the oven and bake at 400 F for about 10 min or until the shrimp are cooked. Alternatively you could use an oven save dish rather than the pan for the baking. That’s what I do when I serve this dish at a dinner party.

Some fresh baguette goes well with this dish.