Thursday, April 7, 2011

Killer Shrimp!!!!!!!!

KILLER SHRIMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When  I first started dating my astoundingly handsome, sexy husband (who RARELY reads this blog), one of the first places he took me was a little "alternative-ish" restaurant on Ventura Blvd called Killer Shrimp. All they served was this broth and your choice of bread, rice, or pasta with it. The bread was the BEST!!!!They brought it out HOT and FRESH!!!!!! Such great memories.....and, since then, this is my best replication of that old memory and  has become a quick, yummy,(did I already say yummy?), spicy meal....and has become an absolute STAPLE in out house....for ease and especially flavor!!!!!!one of my family's favorites!
You will need these.....
and these spices.......
First, melt the butter and add 2 cloves crushed garlic 2 T. Old Bay seasoning, some fresh ground black pepper, 1 T. ground Italian seasoning, and 1/4 t. cayenne (or to your taste- we like it spicy!!!)
then, stir in a small can of tomato paste.....let those flavors get married and produce savory offspring......and just enjoy the mouthwatering smell of butter and garlic-
then add 32 oz. of chicken stock.....bring to a boil, cover and cook for as long as you like, but at least 1 hour- then add this "secret ingredient"......

( I even snuck it in sideways!!!) that's right! it's Miller Beer!!!!! Whatever your feelings on Miller as a drinking beer, it has a really nice flavor in this particular dish......simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
Just before serving, thaw out 1 lb. of frozen, uncooked, peeled, deveined shrimp in very cold salted water. Once thawed, (about 10 minutes) carefully add to boiling broth- cook 2-3 minutes till tails are curled and shrimpees are PINK!
Sop up this spicy, rich, delicious broth with a crusty french loaf...and extra butter , if you MUST...and I MUST!!!!Try this on a night when you are short on time and large on hunger!!!!!!!! iT IS SOOOOO YUMALICIOUS!!!!!!

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