Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spicy Shrimp and Corn on the cob

Ever had a sudden craving for some plump and juicy shrimp? I know I have!

In an effort to satisfy it, you start to think of how long it'll take you to get to your favorite seafood joint, or where the closest substitute might be.

No need to fret folks! In less time than it'll take you to drive there, or place the order and have it delivered, you could whip up a satisfying and nutritious option from your own kitchen.

Inspired by a television commercial where this lady opens up a dish filled with gorgeous looking shrimp and corn (sorry, don't remember which restaurant was being advertised), and an Aussie fave - 'shrimp on the barbie', I came up with this simple 'Spicy Shrimp' recipe.

Raw shrimp (shelled but tail-on)
Seasoned salt
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Olive oil

Mix shrimp with seasoned salt and cayenne pepper (to taste)
Let stand for about 10 minutes
Heat up a pan/skillet on medium
Drizzle with olive oil
Add shrimp
Cook on each side for about 3 minutes (until turns completely pink)

Serve along side corn on the cob cooked your favorite way (green giant has pretty decent frozen ones which you can prepare in about 10 minutes in the microwave).

Forget about eating utensils 'just this once' and get your fingers and hands all up in it... Enjoy(I know I did)!

WW friends - 1 cup (or 4 oz) of this spicy shrimp recipe = 2 points

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