Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grilled Shrimp/Green Beans with Almonds

Okay,time to change gears a bit.No sweets.Today I am going to share a delicious recipe for shrimp with you.This is a recipe from one of Ina Garten's first books "Barefoot Contessa Parties."The green bean recipe is from yours truly.I love this shrimp dish because you can marinate the shrimp up to 2 days ahead,and they literally take 3 minutes to cook!Who doesn't love a quick,easy,delicious dinner?
Shrimp Recipe:
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 medium onion,diced
1/4 c. fresh parsley,minced
1/4 c. fresh basil,minced
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. dijon  mustard
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 c olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
2lbs.jumbo shrimp(16-20 count) tails left on
   Combine all of the above marinade ingredients,add the shrimp and marinate for at least one hour at room temperature,or up to 2 days in the refrigerator.The shrimp can be grilled on skewers(soak  skewers first in cold water for 30 minutes if using wooden skewers),or grilled individually.
   Grill on an outdoor grill or a grill pan on your cooktop for approximately 1 1/2 minutes per side.

Green Beans Ingredients:
10-12 oz. of frozen haricots verts(thin green beans)
1-1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 garlic clove,minced
1/4 c. finely ground almonds,or slivered almonds
  Cook the green beans in boiling water for about 4 minutes,drain.They should be tender-crisp.
Melt the butter in a saute pan.Add the garlic ad cook for one minute.Add almonds and stir until they begin to color,about 2 minutes.Add the beans and stir until heated through.Season with salt & pepper.
Add rice of your choice,or couscous,and you have a great meal!Enjoy!

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