More than just shake and shmear…

Tonight, I was craving big summertime flavors.  Seafood, herbs, corn on the cob… bring on the flip flops!  So, I thought shrimp would be a nice change from chicken and steak.  A little seafood go a long way to bringing on warm thoughts of the beach and summertime…

There were two parts to dinner tonight.  First, I sauteed shrimp with snap peas.  In a large skillet, I added a couple tablespoons of oil and one pound of shelled shrimp.  I turned the heat on to medium, and squeezed a few tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon chopped garlic, one tablespoon of chopped shallot, a few shakes of dill, a few shakes of thyme, one fresh sprig of rosemary, one tablespoon honey dijon mustard, and a dash of white wine vinegar.  After the shrimp cooked a little bit, I added the snap peas and covered to cook. (It cooks fast, so keep an eye out.)

To further bring on the signs of summer, I bought corn on the cob.  Even though I am partial to grilled corn, I don’t have a grill.  Instead, I use the microwave!  Crazy, but it is so much better than boiling it because it keeps the the corn crisp and sweet.  In a large glass bowl filled with water, I put the corn and let it “hydrate” for about 10-15 minutes.  Then, put the covered bowl into the microwave, 3 minutes for each ear.

I do love a good shake of salt and a good shmear of butter on my corn, but I wanted a bigger flavor.  So, to one tablespoon of whipped butter (I use Vegan Earth Balance butter, which is organic and dairy free 🙂 ), I add the juice of one half of a lime, a pinch of salt, a pinch of smoked paprika, and a pinch of chili powder.  There is some zing for your corn!  Shmear it on, and get ready for summer!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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3 responses to “More than just shake and shmear…

  1. The “butter blend” for the corn sounds great. I can think of lots of veggies that might be nice with it. I,too, am a new food blogger…good luck to you and thanks for the great recipes!

  2. Pingback: Pulled Chicken | Balanced Fork, Healthy Life

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