November 11, 2009
November 5, 2009
Get away from the prepared sauces and get cooking with real ingredients that taste way better than the aging teriyaki syrup you have sitting in the rear of the cabinet. Pick up some fresh herbs on the way home from work (which is how I operate) and start livening up the food you eat day in and day out. I use a lot of cilantro when I cook so naturally I gravitated towards it. It goes best with the lime, so give it a try.
Here' s a recipe for you that really takes 10 minutes to make. (add some time if you're making rice or pasta)
Juice of 1 lime
1 bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 lb. fresh uncooked shrimp (about 15)
Rinse the cilantro thoroughly, pat dry, and chop up. In a bowl, add salt and pepper to the shrimp and the juice of 1 lime. Add the cilantro to this. Let it sit for a few minutes. (not too long--citrus juices and anything acidic cooks seafood) Heat a medium pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, or better yet, spritz the pan using an olive oil sprayer. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and cook for three minutes or until the shrimp is a pale pink. ALL DONE!