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Monday, September 29, 2008

Shrimp Paulista

1. Ingredients
-2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
-2 tablespoons lime juice
-1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
-8 cloves garlic, minced, divided
-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided
-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2. Cooking Directions
Place shrimp in a medium nonreactive bowl and toss with lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, half the garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, marinade and remaining garlic; cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. Toss to combine.
Yield: 6 servings

3. Still Hungry?
Residents of Sao Paulo call themselves Paulistas and this simple shrimp dish is a regional favorite. Traditionally, the shrimp are cooked in their shells; however, we've removed them to make for easier eating.

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