Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Culinary Adventure

 Adventure: a risky undertaking of unknown outcome

I've been on a new adventure lately.
Not a 'travel to distant lands' kind of adventure.
No, I've just ventured back into my kitchen and started to try new recipes.
In fact, in order to chase gluten, dairy and processed sugar from our lives,
I've had to venture into unknown territory.
New ingredients.
More time - much more time - chopping and measuring.
I've left the familiar, quick old stand-by cuisine
and am trying lots of new dishes.
When you send me into the kitchen to take cooking risks, 
you never know what will come back out of the kitchen with me.
Here's a recent success story!

This shrimp dish is one of my new favorite things!
It is zesty, cooks up in one pot and oh, so yummy...
My sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.
It's a go-to favorite of hers.
{I can't source it further than that...I got a photo of a well used magazine page when I asked her for the recipe!}
Her husband and high-school boys love it too!
My husband and I shared it on the evening of our anniversary, so it's going into my recipe book as
"Zesty Anniversary Shrimp"

1 Tbsp extra light olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp horseradish
2 Tbsp 100 percent pure honey
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
1/2 tsp lime zest
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh, chopped parsley

In a medium sized frying pan, saute olive oil, garlic, horseradish, honey, lemon and lime juices and red pepper flakes for 2 minutes, stirring. Add shrimp in a flat layer cooking for 4 minutes, then flip, sprinkle with zests and parsley and continue cooking for 3 minutes without stirring. Toss the shrimp then put on a bed of your favorite veggies or quinoa or both!

If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

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  1. Sounds delicious! -will have to try it.

  2. That looks so scrumptious. I've been craving shrimp! :)

  3. anything zesty sounds good, alas no shrimp for me! but good for you for getting back in and trying new recipes.

    i've been horrid about cooking this summer. I just did a massive grocery run - time to stock the cabinets for lunches and real dinners now!

  4. Def gonna try this one! Looks delicious AND quick!

  5. That looks like something we would love! I want to try it! I'll have to come back to pin it tomorrow!


  6. That looks really good and easy! Culinary adventures are still adventures. I'm venturing into organic foods and juicing. Tallyho!...Or something like that.

  7. I am all about the shrimp and pepper flake combo. I have a couple recipes I love that call for these two ingredients. I am trying this! ~May

  8. that is an incredible adventure you've embarked on. good luck. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

  9. That looks delicious! Definitely something we would try. Adding new recipes into the rotation is fun, but can become a chore for me. I try to do it at least once a week just to keep things interesting. :)