So I think my second favorite food behind cheese is butter. I love it on freshly toasted bread, dipping crab legs into melted butter – have you ever been to a summer fair where they grill fresh corn and then let you dip your corn in a vat of melted butter? Okay, I’ve just eaten and my mouth is watering again!
Hannah likes shrimp, but she likes tiny shrimp. You can see the comparison between ours and hers!
Big cost difference too! Hannah’s 1/4 pound cost $3.36. Mine and Tony’s pound and a half clocked in at $16.00! In hindsight, I could have reduced the amount of shrimp for us because I had a TON of shrimp leftover. I ended up rinsing the shrimp we didn’t eat and I think I am going to make shrimp tacos for my lunch tomorrow.
- 1.5 pounds (12 to 15 shrimp per pound) shrimp
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 3 tablespoons white wine (I used Chardonnay)
- kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 stick (yep, you read that right!) butter, room temperature
- 4 minced cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs (love these!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place the peeled shrimp in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, wine, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In small bowl mix butter with garlic, Italians seasoning, lemon juice, panko bread crumbs and salt and pepper. It will be like a butter paste.
Arrange shrimp in cast iron (or other ovensafe) dish. Put butter mixture evenly over shrimp. Bake for 9 minutes. Turn broiler on high and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until browned. Serve over pasta.
Here’s how the dish looks after the broiler:
On my plate with crushed red pepper added. I ended up with 5 ounces cooked pasta, 5 ounces cooked shrimp, the equivalent to 1 tablespoon of butter, the equivalent to 1 teaspoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
So my totals for the day:
- 1423 calories
- 50 fat
- 148 carbs
- 98 protein
- 14 fiber (not enough!)
A two hour American Idol is on right now! I have it on the DVR – I’ve found that two hour reality shows can really be seen in about 40 minutes when you zip through the commercials. And I don’t think Tony can handle two hours of AI!!
Off to relax – see you tomorrow!