Spicy shrimp

This was really good.  This is a recipe that I've had for years - like at least 15 or more.  It was cut out of a magazine, but I part I cut doesn't say what magazine.  And I haven't made it for years.  The original recipe is called Spicy Baked Shrimp - but I didn't bake this one.  Spicy Shrimp is a pretty boring name though. 

I didn't exactly follow the recipe, but close enough.  I'll give you the recipe, and then I'll tell you how I did it this time.
Spicy Baked Shrimp
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons cajun or creole seasoning
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 pound uncooked large shrimp, shelled, deveined
Combine first 7 ingredients in a 9x13-inch baking dish.  Add shrimp and toss to coat.  Refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to 450.  Bake until shrimp are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.  Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with french bread.
So that's the actual recipe.  I left out the parsley, because I didn't have any.  and I left out the cayenne, because I thought the creole seasoning I had was spicy enough - I used Chachere's, it's really good.  As for all the other ingredients - I didn't measure, I just eyeballed it.  and I didn't combine them together first - I just put the frozen shrimp in a bowl, put all the ingredients on top, tossed it together and let it sit and thaw and marinade together.  And I didn't cook it in the oven (although I have done it that way before).  I decided to cook it in a pan on the stove - I pulled out the shrimp and cooked them quickly over high heat to get a little browing on them.  Then I took them out and poured the marinade in the pan and let that boil and reduce a bit. 
The side dish underneath was a new one I hadn't tried before - it's a Trader Joes "Harvest Grains Blend" - a mix of Israeli couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans and red quinoa.  I cooked it in chicken broth, added a little onion, garlic, dried parsley, salt, pepper and butter.
Fresh steamed broccoli on the side.  And I drizzled the reduced marinade over it all.  Really good, and really quite easy if you have some shrimp around. 

Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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