Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shrimp ‘n’ Spice


I do have a certain fondness for curry dishes, although usually it is chicken or cauliflower.  Sometimes it is good to branch out.  On a beautiful summer night, I thought supper should consist of tomatoes, olives, a bit of cheese, a lentil salad, and some spicy shrimp.  We had cherries for dessert.

Have you noticed that the supermarkets are now bagging up the cherries?  They were on sale for $2.99 a pound today, but all the bags were 4+ pounds.  We will eat that many cherries, but what if you really just wanted a pound?

It was such a pleasant evening to sit out on our deck and have, not exactly a picnic, but a pick-at kind of supper.  The sun has already reached its furthest North point and has started inching back South along the horizon.  The days are a minute or two shorter now.  We savor these summer evenings in Vermont.

We watched our sparrow family as we ate, and realized that there are in fact two white sparrows.
White bird 010
White bird 008


A recipe for spicy shrimp:

1 pound of large size shrimp, cleaned and deveined
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
Juice of one lemon

Preheat the broiler.  Melt butter in saucepan.  Stir in turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt, and lemon juice.  Toss the shrimp with the seasoned butter and spread on a broiler pan.  Broil until shrimp are a golden brown, about 8 minutes.  Serve hot.

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful pick at it supper. I'm not sure about the shrimp curry as I'm not a curry fan. My midwest beef and potatoes upbringing I guess. But remember I did try cactus!!!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful pick at it supper. I'm not sure about the shrimp curry as I'm not a curry fan. My midwest beef and potatoes upbringing I guess. But remember I did try cactus!!!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful pick at it supper. I'm not sure about the shrimp curry as I'm not a curry fan. My midwest beef and potatoes upbringing I guess. But remember I did try cactus!!!

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  4. I'm going to make that shrimp. We had a lunch much like this. Some cheese, some day old potato salad, some watermelon. All just to pick at. It was nice.

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  5. Two albino Sparrows? What's in the water there in VT?

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  6. If the bags are open like our grape bags are, I just take what I don't want out and put it in another bag.
    I guess with albino Sparrows, it is hard to tell if they are male or female. At least they have each other for company.You really have such a rare find.

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  7. Your spicy shrimp sounds wonderful but since grampy is allergic to shell fish I will probably never get to try this one!

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