7/27/2009

Shrimp in a Lemon Cream Sauce

Found: Frozen shrimp in the back of the freezer.
Reward: A delicious dinner!

I didn't follow any real recipe for this meal, but instead just used a couple basics to whip up a shrimp dish that knocked my husband's socks off!

Shrimp in Lemon Cream Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Me

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined and de-tailed
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs. all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2.5 cups of whole milk

Directions
  • Heat skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add olive oil and place shrimp in a concentric circle in pan and season with salt & pepper, cooking for 3 minutes on first side, then flipping, seasoning and cooking an additional 2 minutes on the other.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and add butter to pan.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Whisk in flour and continue to whisk until a golden brown.
  • Slowly add the milk, continuing to whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Bring heat back up until a simmer and the sauce thickens to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Add shrimp back into the sauce and let them heat back through.
  • Serve over the pasta of your choice, garnished with parsley.


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks wonderful!

Bazron said...

Ooo me likey! I'm following for more of this!

Kanella said...

Perfect for summer! Boy does this look good.

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