It has been one busy week since my last blog post.
Over the past week I have decked out the house for our Big Kahuna Company Luau Party. We had to moved most of the party indoors because the weather has been so wet.
Cooked all the “Hawaiian Style” food for about 50 people. Thankfully I had a little help assembling the huli-huli chicken skewers from my Mom and Dad.
We’ve celebrated Mothers Day and my Grandmothers 81st Birthday.
Then I’ve spent yesterday taking down all the Hawaiian decorations and getting my house back to normal.
Now I’m packing my bags and Meals With Mel is taking a vacation to the U.S.V.I for a little rest and relaxation…. And maybe a mai tai or two 🙂
I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with new recipes for summer and a few remakes of my favorites from last year.
Till then I will leave y’all with a quick and easy dinner for those night you are too exhausted to move (as that has been me the past two days).
Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Basmati Rice
1¼ Pound Large Shrimp (deveined with the shells still on)
7 Cloves Garlic Chopped
1 Large Lemon (the juice and zest)
¼ – ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
A Splash of Dark Soy Sauce (for color)
Sea Salt & Black Pepper (To Taste)
¼ Cup chopped parsley
1 Lemon, juiced
2 Tablespoons Butter
Place the above marinade ingredients in a large zip top bag and marinate for 1-4 hours. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Strain the shrimp and the garlic out of the marinade.
Sauté the shrimp with ¼ cup chopped parsley and additional red pepper flakes (if desired) until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through. (It only takes a couple of minutes per side) then remove the cooked shrimp from the pan.
Over low heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter in the pan with the garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes then spoon the mixture over the shrimp topped with a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Serve alongside basmati rice cooked to package directions. For extra flavor I sauté my rice in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil for 1 minute before I add the hot water.