June 29, 2011

Spiced Up Steamed Shrimp

Ingredients:
2 lb fresh shrimp
2 jalapenos, diced
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Old Bay
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds

Directions:

Add everything but the shrimp to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp. Cover and boil until fully cooked.

My thoughts:
Summer is in full swing and I am always trying to think of new quick yet delicious things to make. Steamed shrimp is a perennial favorite but I normally just toss in some Old Bay and call it a day. We're going away for a quick trip soon and I was trying to use up some produce I didn't think would make it so I chopped it up, added some mustard seed (I love how soft they get) and boiled away. I didn't think it would make that much of a difference but it really did. It was the best steamed shrimp I've ever had yet it only took about 15 minutes (including chopping).

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