Shrimp Scampi

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. large shrimp (with or without tail and deveined)

4 cloves of garlic (chopped)

3 tbs. olive oil

3 tbs. butter

2 tablespoons of parsley (finely chopped)

2 tbs. fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup white wine

2 tbs. red wine

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. In a hot skillet add butter and olive oil. When butter melts add garlic. When garlic begins to brown, add shrimp.

2. Add white and red wine and stir. Make sure shrimp in tossed around and cooked on each side. Cook for about 3 minutes. Shrimp should have a pink color.

3. Remove from heat. Pour lemon juice over shrimp. Add parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well and serve immediately. Serve hot.

Serves 4 people.

 

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Shrimp and Lentil Arugula With White Wine

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Ingredients:

1  1/2 lbs. medium shrimp (cleaned and tail removed)

2 lbs. fresh arugula (rinsed and drained)

1 (10 oz.) can lentils (rinsed and drained)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

olive oil

sea salt and black pepper

1 lemon (juiced)

1/2 cup  dry white wine

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, add garlic and 2 tbs. of olive oil. Sauté shrimp for five minutes and set to the side.

2. In the same skillet, add arugula and lentils. Add about 1 tbs. of olive oil. Cook on a medium heat for about 4 minutes. (stir occasionally)

3. Add shrimp back to the skillet. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Add lemon juice and white wine. Stir. Raise heat to high for 3 minutes and then serve.

Serve hot

*Optional: You can add a cup of chopped walnuts in step 2, if you like.

Veal Piccata

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Ingredients:

8 slices of veal cutlets

1 cup of flour

1 cup of white wine

6 tbs. of butter

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 garlic clove (chopped)

1 lemon (juiced)

4 tbs. capers

2 pepperoncini (chopped)

1 tbs. chopped parsley

olive oil

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, add flour, 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. of pepper. Mix together. Coat both sides of each cutlet in flour. (shake off excess flour)

2. In a skillet, add 2 tbs. of olive oil. Once oil heats, add 2 tbs. of butter. Cook veal until golden brown. (2 minutes on each side). Remove cutlets from skillet and keep covered.

3. In the same skillet, add white wine and bring to a boil. When half of the wine is reduced, add chicken stock, garlic, capers, lemon juice and pepperoncini. Cook for about 5 minutes until sauce becomes thick. Add 1/2 tsp. of salt and remaining butter. Stir thoroughly. Add parsley. When butter has melted, return cutlets to skillet. Warm for another 4 minutes. (2 minutes on each side)

Serve warm. Serves 4.

Spicy Chicken and Peppers

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Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into chunks

1 red bell pepper (chopped)

1 green bell pepper (chopped)

2 tbsp. white wine

2 tbsp. soy sauce

2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided

2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. distilled white vinegar

2 tsp. brown sugar

4 green scallions (chopped)

1 garlic clove (chopped)

Directions:

1. In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture and mix together. Place chicken pieces in a glass bowl and add marinade. Toss well to coat. Cover dish and place in refrigerator for at least one hour. (overnight, even better)

2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture, red pepper flakes (optional) vinegar and sugar. Mix together and add scallions and garlic.

3. In a medium skillet, heat sauce slowly for about 3 minutes.

4. In a skillet put 1 tbsp. olive oil and sauté peppers and set to the side. (just about 3-4 minutes)

5. Remove chicken from marinade and saute in a large skillet until meat is white on the inside. Add chicken and peppers to the sauce.

6. Raise heat for a minute and serve hot.

Lemon Thyme Shrimp With Roasted Garlic Chickpeas

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb. uncooked medium shrimp (tail removed)

1 cup dry white wine

1 large lemon (juiced)

1 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. fresh thyme

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 can (10 oz.) chickpeas (drained)

olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a small baking dish, put chickpeas, 1 clove of chopped garlic, 2 tbs. of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Mix together and put in oven for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, put remaining garlic and 2 tbs. of olive oil. Sauté garlic for about a minute and then add shrimp. Add white wine about 2 minutes into cooking shrimp. Turn shrimp over.

3. Squeeze lemon on top of shrimp. Sprinkle sea salt and fresh thyme.

4. Remove chickpeas from oven and put on top of shrimp. Mix together.

5. Total time of cooking shrimp should be about 8-10 minutes. Most of the wine should have evaporated.

Serve hot.

Sautéed Shrimp and Spinach Over Brown Rice

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Ingredients:

I lb. medium shrimp (cleaned and tail removed)

1 lb. fresh spinach (rinsed and drained well)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 cup vegetable stock

1/2 cup white wine

4 cups of cooked brown rice

sea salt and black pepper

olive oil

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, put 3 tbsp. of olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic for a minute and then add shrimp.

2. Cook shrimp on each side for 2 minutes.

3. Add vegetable stock and white wine.

4. When liquid is reduced by half, add spinach.

5. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Stir.

6. Cook spinach for about 3 minutes. (Spinach cooks quickly.)

7. Serve shrimp and spinach over brown rice.

Serves 4

Ginger Garlic Scallops In White Wine

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. large sea scallops

4 cloves of garlic (chopped) plus 2 cloves (chopped)

5 tbsp. fresh grated ginger

1 cup of white wine (I use Barefoot Moscato White Wine.)

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. dry parsley

olive oil

Directions:

1. In a Ziploc bag put scallops, 4 cloves of chopped garlic, ginger and white wine. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Overnight is even better.

2. In a large skillet, put 2 tbs. of olive oil. Add 2 cloves of garlic and let brown for a minute.

3. Add scallops to skillet. Cook on both sides for about 4 minutes on each side. (Turn sooner if they start to brown to much.) Sprinkle with sea salt and dry parsley.

Serve hot.