When I was growing up, Mom used to boil shrimp for shrimp cocktail when entertaining. The aroma drove our cat crazy and made me want to leave the house. No way was I eating shrimp!
I still don't really care for shrimp cocktail; however, many years later, when Bill and I were in Key West one winter, I liked the looks of the fried shrimp at our favorite
beer garden restaurant and gave one a
try ~ shock, it was excellent! Of
course, unlike here in “Chicagoland,” the shrimp was very fresh there, which most likely made a difference!
Since then, shrimp dishes appear on our dinner table here at home, off and on. This one has more than a generous amount of heat, so adjust the garlic, red pepper and Montreal seasoning according to your taste. This is a quick, delicious recipe that I hope you’ll try!
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal Seasoning
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1-½ pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails intact
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil.
Add garlic, red pepper, sugar and Montreal seasoning; sauté 1 minute.
Add tomatoes and bell pepper.
Cook until peppers start to soften.
Add shrimp; sauté 3-4 minutes.
Toss with lemon juice.
Serve with rice.
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind Of Cooking. She has unique tips on Tuesdays and yummy recipes every Friday!