Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Easier It Is to Prepare, the Less the Kids Like It

Jack really, really, really likes shrimp. So when I found a recipe on Cooks.com for 10-Minute Shrimp I was over the moon. Because nothing says "weeknight dinner" like "10-minute" in the title. And I figured that I was covered by substituting cannellini beans for the shrimp to satisfy on-again/off-again vegetarian Henry.

Alas. The beans failed to tempt Henry's taste buds.

The shrimp, however, was a monster hit and, as ever, I loved them both. So here are the recipes:

10-Minute Shrimp Scampi (adapted from Cooks.com)

1 lb. frozen shrimp
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
3 T unsalted butter
1 fresh lemon

Place shrimp and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until the shrimp are hot, 3-5 minutes. Drain the liquid, then add the butter and parsley and cook on high for 1 minute or until the butter has melted. Remove from microwave and squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp to taste. Serve over spaghetti with lots of grated cheese.


Mmmm, bwah, don't that look good?

10-Minute Cannellini Scampi

1 14-oz. can cannellini, drained and rinsed
2 t vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
3 T unsalted butter
1 fresh lemon

Place cannellini, oil, and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until the beans are hot, 2-3 minutes. Drain any liquid, then add the butter and parsley and cook on high for 1 minute or until the butter has melted. Remove from microwave and squeeze lemon juice over the beans to taste. Serve over spaghetti with lots of grated cheese.


Oh boy, when do we eat?

1 comment:

Boodle said...

He decides to be a vegetarian at his age? Oh, no!