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Happy New Year!
I started the proverbial New Year’s post about three times each one with a different spin on my hopes and resolutions for 2009. But the words aren’t coming out right and rather than get all bogged down in sentimental details, I thought I would just get busy and give you what you came for — a simple recipe!
Actually, there isn’t a recipe at all for this supper which was inspired by fresh gulf shrimp on sale for a ridiculously low price. I snatched up a pound for about $7 and fed the entire family. I’m always on the lookout for deals at the grocery, especially on fish and meat. With halibut and sea bass topping the charts at over $20 per pound (I’ve seen it as high as $30), I’ve had to forgo some of our favorite fish. So when I see a deal that will feed my entire family for $7, you better believe I seize the opportunity.
I had everything else on hand for this simple dinner. There was just enough left over Pomegranate Chipotle salad dressing from Christmas to toss a spinach salad — I even threw in the final handful of the rosemary cashews. I served the spicy shrimp over brown rice and dinner was done in less than 30 minutes and cheaper than the drive-thru.
Old Bay Shrimp
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning (use more if you like some heat, I used less for the Littles)
1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
Pre-heat oven to 400. Place the butter in a baking dish and put it in the oven to melt while the oven is pre-heating.
Put the Old Bay Seasoning in a baggie, add shrimp and shake to coat. Place them in the dish with melted butter and bake for about 8 – 9 minutes. The shrimp will curl slightly when they are cooked.
Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the shrimp, pile high on a bed of brown rice and enjoy!
So, no New Year’s Resolution post from me. Just a cheap, easy way to enjoy supper tonight.
I think that’s a lovely meal! Great deal on the shrimp. I have a shrimp post, today, too, we must be reading each other’s minds!
Oh my! Is it still on sale?!
Is the shrimp supposed to be frozen or thawed when put into the oven? Thanks!