fast and fresh July 16, 2007

Shreemp4

I am a foodie that hasn’t had any time to cook. It’s pitiful, frankly. The past week – again – has been a blur of travelling and photo shoots. When I haven’t been working, I’ve been spending some time on the weekends in Birmingham (visiting an amazing and spectacular boy…so don’t break out the violins for me just yet). One of our Saturday adventures was the local organic farmer’s market, which was really the only food shopping I had done in some time. I bought these amazing yellow cherry tomatoes and brought them back with me. While we were there, they had a demo going from a local chef: Gray Byrum from The Restaurant at Culinard. He threw together a delicious sounding dish in about 5 minutes outside in the hot sun – I could manage that at home these days, right? I used my farmers market tomatoes in place of the Roma in this recipe..and the sweetness was delicious. It really took 5 minutes…and would be excellent with pasta or served bruschetta-style on some toasted ciabatta.

Sauteed Gulf Shrimp with Feta Cheese and Lemon Butter Sauce – serves 2 – recipe originally from The Restaurant at Culinard

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato, medium diced
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ounce feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

- Heat the olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
- Add the shrimp and saute on each side for 1-2 minutes until shrimp are almost pink
- When the shrimp are half way cooked, add the garlic and the tomato
- Deglaze the pan with the white wine and the lemon juice.
- Add the feta cheese, butter, and cilantro and incorporate into the white wine
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately

Comments

Chris Jul 16, 2007 07:07 pm

Tami, this looks delicious!!!!! Like Susan (FoodBlogga) quoted her husband on my blog….”Everything is betta with feta!” hee hee – And, I am crossing my fingers for you and the boy!

GadgetGeek2 Jul 19, 2007 01:07 pm

Daym… Now you’re talkin… You and I have to go Feta shopping one day. I have a couple of hidden away groceries that carry strange and delicous feta and way more… Tami, it is always a pleasure to see your cooking and pictures.
GG2>-

Bradley Jul 19, 2007 02:07 pm

Looks great, the firmness of the feta probably holds up well to the sauce.

peabody Jul 23, 2007 04:07 pm

What a wonderful looking meal… the shrimp are huge.

steph Jul 23, 2007 07:07 pm

I made this a couple of nights ago…had it with orzo. It was great, so thanks for the recipe and the photo that made me want to try it!

Toni Jul 23, 2007 09:07 pm

This looks like it’s just my kind of recipe – quick, easy, fresh. Gotta love that! (Besides – I love shrimp!)

Toni Jul 23, 2007 09:07 pm

This looks like it’s just my kind of recipe – quick, easy, fresh. Gotta love that! (Besides – I love shrimp!)

Toni Jul 23, 2007 09:07 pm

This looks like it’s just my kind of recipe – quick, easy, fresh. Gotta love that! (Besides – I love shrimp!)

Steve Jul 24, 2007 08:07 am

hey tami – long time no see! that looks delicious and refreshing! i’m going to steal the recipe… happy cooking~ and come visit my blog sometime yeah? =)

Rebekah Aug 9, 2007 04:08 pm

I made this last night with spaghetti. Delicious! And super fast – under 10 minutes that whole thing was done. Nice job! :)

Melissa Nov 9, 2007 07:11 pm

It looks like I forgot to comment on this!
I made this a couple of weeks ago, and it was SO good. Thanks for the recipe!