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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Shrimpy Love

Course #3 - Main Dish

I had no idea what title to give this. It's either the current one or shrimp in cream sauce with sauteed baby bok choy over garlic and olive oil couscous. Right. That wouldn't fit with the limited space given.

I hope you enjoyed the coming attractions as now I give you the feature presentation.

This recipe will serve 2-4 people. (Depending on how hungry one person is)

Shrimp in Cream Sauce
1 Lb Shrimp - deveined and shelled (you may add more)
1 Garlic clove - minced
2 Tbs Butter or margarine
3 Tbs Lemon Juice
1 8oz can Evaporated Milk.

In a sauce pan, melt the butter and heat garlic. Add in shrimp. Stir constantly until they turn a nice white-pink color.

When the shrimp is cooked, add in lemon juice and evaporated milk. Stir occasionally and bring to s slow simmer.

Garlic and olive oil Couscous

1 box Casbah brand flavored couscous.

Rather than cooking it with water, I used 1 1/2 c chicken stock to add a little more flavor.

Bring the stock to a boil before adding the couscous. It'll cook in about 5 min. Fluff with a fork to break it apart before serving.

Sauteed Baby Bok choy

1 bundle baby bok choy (per person)
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 Tbsp Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to season

Heat the oil in a saute pan and add in the baby bok choy. Season lightly with some salt and pepper, then add in soy sauce. Cook for roughly 3-5 min.

Putting it all together: Take a bowl or plate and place a nice helping of couscous as the base. Top with some of the sauteed baby bok choy and shrimp with cream sauce.

The sauce gets absorbed by the couscous giving it a nice lemon-garlic flavor.


Christo Gonzales said...

this right in so many ways.....

Jen @ said...

Looks delicious! I just need to get my husband to eat shrimp so I can make it. Sometime when he's not around, I will give it a try!

Patty said...

Oh - this is on the list for when my husband is out of town too! Looks fabulous!

vanillasugarblog said...

Oh yes this sounds like a "printer". It reminds me of shrimp in butter sauce.

Jenn said...

doggy: Thanks.

Jen: Tell him shrimp is healthy and good for him, so something similar to that effect.

McTatty: I guess husbands and shrimp just don't mix. lol.

Dawn: yummy, shrimp in butter sauce.

Kim -@ the Paper Apron said...

Shrimpy LOVE is perfect! I love a recipe that I can just memorize and fall in love with at first sight. I love bok choy and shrimp and this looks healthy in the most delicious way.

Reeni said...

This is amazing!! I love shrimp! I love the way you layered everything and the flavors are comforting and delicious!

Jenn said...

kim: It's really easy to make, too.

Reeni: Thanks. It was delish.

Unknown said...

This sounds delicous I love how simple the shrimp isto prepare and the bok choy looks marvelous.. Love your blog, think its my first visit here.

Anonymous said...

wow! what a great mix of different cuisines! I think bok choy really goes well with this dish.

Pam said...

I am in love - this literally has me drooling.

Jenn said...

Donna: Thank you for visiting.

burpandslurp: I was going to use leeks, but bok choy seemed to stand more in my mind.

pam: Hopefully you're not drooling over the keyboard. That wouldn't be good. lol.

Zriz said...

You can never go wrong with shrimp! It's one of my faves!

The recipe looks pretty simple, too!

Jenn said...

Zriz: Very simple, indeed!

Anonymous said...

This...right here? I could eat this all day. Looks yummy!

Jenn said...

tastyeatsathome: Thanks!! I could have eaten it al day too. But I had the desserts to eat as well.

tavolini said...

I love the simplicity of this dish and really am intrigued by the use of cous cous (ooh, I rhymed!)

Looks delicious.

Jenn said...

Tavolini: couscous is the rice of mediteranean cuisine. Fine ground flour. It's really tasty.

Tangled Noodle said...

I've never thought to use evaporated milk for a creamy texture. Great idea and this looks so good!

Jenn said...

Tangled noodle: It was actualy a nice substitute. Lower in calories, too.

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