Friday, August 11, 2006

Citrus Shrimp

I made this for supper yesterday, it was so easy and delicious I thought I'd share. (The recipe, not the food - that's long gone). It was totally my own invention as I was trying to use up the stuff in the refrigerator before we go out of town.

Citrus Shrimp
Half a packet of frozen shrimp
1 lime
Half a lemon
1 tbls orange juice
Shake tabasco
Salt and Pepper
3 tbls V8 juice (low sodium)
2 tbls chili oil with garlic (or olive oil, a shake of dried chili flakes and I clove garlic, crushed)
Half a vidalia onion sliced
Half a tomato

An hour before you want to eat take the shrimp from the deep freeze and lay in a shallow dish. Cut lime in half and squeeze over shrimp. Put limes in with shrimp (adds extra flavour). Squeeze lemon over prawns. Add orange juice. Give a shake of tabasco (three to five drops depending on how spicy you like your food). Season with salt and pepper. Place somewhere cool for an hour. The juice will "cook" the shrimp.
After 45 minutes heat the chili oil and saute onion until soft and lightly brown. Drain shrimp and pour marinade into pan with onions. Discard lime. Add V8 juice and tomato to marinade mix. Cook until slightly thickened, about five minutes.
Throw the shrimp into the hot sauce and cook two or three minutes. Serves two greedy people or three with normal appetites.
Serve with rice and a green salad.

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