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Garlic Shrimp (like Shrimp Scampi) for Lazies

Garlic Shrimp (like Shrimp Scampi) for Lazies

I confess to being occasionally lazy in the kitchen.  Well … ok, often lazy might be more appropriate.  The solution to being a lazy yet discerning foodie?  KISS: keep it simple, (very) satisfying.

This shrimp scampi-style recipe takes about 30 min. start-to-finish and calls for:

  • 1 small bulb (yes, bulb, not clove) garlic
    (peel/mince this while watching the news)
  • peeled, medium-sized, raw shrimp about 3/4-1 lb should feed at least 2, if not 3 people, depending on your side dish and carb intake
  • 3 tblspns corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • ~ 5 tblspns olive oil (a healthy fat, so don’t fret!)
  • salt/pepper to taste

Mix corn starch and sherry.  Throw in shrimp in this mixture and let it sit while you work on the garlic.  P.S. Don’t thow the shrimp shells in the garbage.  Bury it in your garden like this.

Peel and mince entire bulb of garlic (or around 6 big cloves).  When finished, return to the shrimp mixture, stir it one last time and then remove excess liquid.

Heat oil in frying pan.  Add minced garlic, cook till slightly golden.  Add shrimp (you should be at med-high heat) and stir fry quickly till done, but don’t overcook.  This usually takes about 3 min.

We usually serve with rice and a veggie dish (zucchini, broccoli are popular).

Our favorite recipes will soon appear on our Plangarden Web site.  Stay tuned!


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Best garlic mincer we've encountered

Best garlic mincer we've encountered

The “Garlic Twist” is the best garlic mincer we’ve ever come across … and
believe me, we’ve gone through a few dozen broken presses (and fingers).

It’s a great present under $15-20.  Make sure you get the original
that’s ALL hard plastic polymer (don’t get the one with metal teeth).

We usually hand wash or soak immediately as garlic is sticky and it’s hard to get it off if the stuff hardens.

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