Friday, March 06, 2009
Wicked Shrimp As Promised
Spice Mixture (enough for two batches of shrimp):
1 3/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
1 1/4 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
Grind together in spice grinder or food processor. Use 1 1/2 tablespoons of spice mixture per pound of peeled shrimp (or other meat).
1 pound shrimp (no smaller than 21-25 per pound)
1/2 cup softened butter
8 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 1/2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beer (ale)
1/4 cup dry white wine
Melt half the butter in saute pan. Add garlic and shrimp. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons spice mixture and brown lightly. Add beer, white wine and worcestershire sauce. Simmer until shrimp are cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Swirl in remaining butter.
This can be served in a hot plate with grilled bread or can be served tossed with pasta or over rice. If you are serving this as a main dish, you will want to make some vegetables to go with it. Grilled mixed vegetables are wonderful, as are sauteed mixed vegetables.