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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Garlic Jumbo Shrimps


I was stuck in traffic for an hour going to work this morning. Grrrr. It's not so much the traffic and waiting that bugs me, it's more the fact that I was 30 minutes late for work. I found my trainees waiting for me when I finally got to work and I don't like the feeling of being waited for. Thankfully the rest of the day has been going much smoother. Tomorrow is SO's end-of-the-school-year program and MR and I have the afternoon off to watch our little girl. I missed it last year, so there was absolutely no way I was going to miss it again this year. Plus, SO was selected to introduce her class's presentation solo. I can't help but be proud of her. I'm most probably biased, but not only is she beautiful, she is also intelligent, polite, and friendly. After the program, we organized a barbecue, games, and carousel rides for the kids and their families.  I've been slightly stressing about that, but what stresses me most is Father's Day this weekend. I already know what MR wants as a gift, but I thought I would make a special meal for him. A Father's Day special. But for the life of me, I have yet to decide what I'm going to do. I could prepare a Cote de Boeuf or Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak or Jumbo Shrimps. Problem is ... I just served some last weekend!

And we're back to square one, I guess.



When paying for these Jumbo Shrimps, my first thought was "wow, they don't come cheap". I paid 20 Euros for 6 pieces, which is big, but this would be the price you would pay for 2 pieces in a restaurant, so it's not so bad. I don't always find Jumbo Shrimps readily available in stores, but I know I'll buy some again soon.

In the meantime, here's how I prepared the jumbo shrimps today. Peel one head of garlic and mince finely. In a heated pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the minced garlic and 1 diced fresh tomato. Stir while cooking for a couple of minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of water and the shrimps. This is the tricky part because in France the shrimps are bought cooked already, so you don't want to overcook them. Let the shrimps cook for 1 minute. Add some chopped parsley. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for another minute. Serve hot and enjoy!

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