Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Love It or Leave It
Today I'm bringing to you a touchy subject. Cilantro. That herbaceous little plant is something people either love or hate. Heck, even Ina Garten says she hates cilantro. But I know someone that adores it. My adorable husband. He wants cilantro on everything, in everything. Once I mistakenly put cilantro in Crawfish Etoufee, and he thought it was the best thing on Earth.
So I set out to make him a dish that would please his cilantro-loving palate. This is my Mexican Shrimp Scampi. He loved it! It was so quick to put together. And the sauce? What could be better for a cilantro (and lime) lover than a butter sauce full of cilantro, garlic, and lime. If you are a cilantro lover or know one, this dish is the one to make.
MEXICAN SHRIMP SCAMPI
12 ounces shrimp, peeled & deveined (tails on or off, you decide)
6 T butter
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & pepper, to taste
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add in the shrimp and cook until done, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook an additional minute. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the lime all over and serve.