Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cooking Shrimp with lemons

What calms me?
Cooking : )
I bought these shrimp yesterday in their shells. Yes, I love to take the shells off and de-vein them as I think the flavor is more intense.
These shrimp had nice thin shells and I also always leave the tails on as I think it gives
them a certain flair : )
I will cook them in the juice Meyers lemons, fresh cracked pepper, garlic and butter. There will not be a lot of butter as I will actually saute them in olive oil and use the butter to thicken the lemon juice into sauce.
This is more fun than worrying about moving : )
I will add more photos as I progress.
I am going to make fried rice with egg, onion, garlic, and 5 spices; then place the shrimp and lemon butter sauce over it.

I tend to waste my seasoning yet I think I am a conductor in my kitchen and relish the free movements I can make.

I diced up very tiny green bell pepper with the lemons; sauteed the shrimp in olive oil with some butter.

I just had to take this close up photo because they really did turn out delicious.

What calms/soothes you?
Cooking, baking, beading, sewing, reading?


  1. Oh, Carole... this looks so good! It reminds me of the gorgeous Meyer lemons I saw at the farmer's market last weekend. I was thinking of making Meyer lemon bread (the recipe was in the paper this week) but then, I just don't seem to be able to make time to bake. It's hard enough motivating myself just to clean when there are so many more fun and interesting things to do!

  2. Oh my gosh!! My granddaughter is coming tomorrow and she loves shrimp cooked in lemon. I am going to make this for her. Thanks so much!! smiles...m.

  3. YummmmOH!!!! What a great idea...I haven't cooked it this way before :)