Do you ever have one of those nights that you really, really, REALLY don’t feel like cooking? Although I love cooking, I do occasionally just feel burnt out and don’t feel like going through with the planning and cooking of a dinner. But somehow, because I don’t like to go out to dinner all the time, I have to just put on my big girl panties and make dinner anyway! (ha). This little recipe came about just like that. I didn’t feel like going to the store. I didn’t feel like dealing with a whole lot. I was being lazy. So…I found a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer, went out to my herb garden, snipped a whole LOT of herbs, chopped them up, stuck them in a bag with a few other things and threw it all in the refrigerator for an hour! When it was close to dinner, I made some pearl couscous and baked these shrimp…DONE! Fast, easy and healthy!
Do you ever have days you just don’t feel like cooking? What is your go-to fast recipe?
Lemon Lime Garlic Shrimp with Herbs
2 pounds of shrimp, cleaned and deveined
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup parley, chopped
1/4 cup basil, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. sage, chopped
1 Tbs. course dijon
1 Tbs oregano, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp thyme, chopped
zest of 1 lime
juice of one lime
juice of 1 lemon
*optional garnish of roasted pinenuts (pignoli)
Add everything to a large, gallon-sized disposable baggie except the pinenuts. Marinate for an hour and then bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees until shrimp are cooked through.
Serve over couscous, rice, or pasta (and…optional… garnish with pinenuts).
What did I love about this recipe? This was so healthy and light. I will definitely make it for company because it was that good! Also…the recipe is forgiving…use what herbs you have!