Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recipe Idea For Easy Entertaining

Shrimp ala Chateau Relaxo

Great for casual dinner parties, this light and delicious shrimp feast has a garlic infused lemon-butter sauce that is best served over whole wheat pasta. Serves 4.

Pair with your favorite garden-fresh salad and a glass of Relax riesling or iced tea.  

For summertime entertaining, serve with thin slices of refreshing, tart Key lime pie.

The night before:
   Thaw and prepare according to package instructions; refrigerate:
      12-16 ounce bag of jumbo frozen shrimp*
              * - cooked, peeled and de-veined

The Day of:
   In a large stockpot, prepare according to package instructions:
       8 ounces of whole wheat pasta of choice

   Sous chef time... prepare and set aside; do not combine just yet:
       1 lemon, zested
       6 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
       ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
       lastly, cut and juice the zested lemon

   Over medium heat in an extra large saute pan, begin preparing sauce:
       2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
       6 tablespoons of salted butter (remember, it serves a crew!)
       ¼ teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning (of course!)
       ¼ teaspoon of dried crushed red pepper

   add minced garlic and saute till lightly browned
       stir in the lemon zest and shrimp, cook 2 - 3 minutes
       add lemon juice and stir to combine
       add drained pasta, toss continually till well combined, 1 minute
       stir in chopped parsley

Pour onto a large platter and top with shredded parmesan cheese and more Old Bay, if desired.  Serve hot.

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