Saturday, September 12, 2009

Limoncello Shrimp




Do you ever get a recipe idea stuck in your head, I have cooked it 5 or 10 times in my head. Tonight I finally cooked it. I am glad I did as this has to be one of the best recipes I ever invented.

Limoncello Shrimp

1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon thyme, you could use any green herb that isn't real strong flavored
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup Limoncello
1 tsp butter

In a saute pan heat oil. While oil is heating mix the garlic, lemon zest and thyme together. When oil is hot but not shimmering add the garlic mix. Let it heat up until it becomes aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp. Toss the shrimp to coat with garlic mixture. Cook until shrimp is cooked 3 to 4 minutes depending on size. Remove shrimp from pan. Wipe out any burned garlic. Add Limoncello to pan and let it reduce to about 1/2 the original amount. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter. Drizzle this over the shrimp. The sauce will be very sweet but when it is added to the shrimp the flavors will balance out.


18 comments:

  1. By looking at the pics, I am going to agree with your wife. This recipe is worth testing, and I plan on it.

    Deborah Barocas

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  2. Sounds delicious! Looking forward to tasting.

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  3. That looks elegant and delicious. Any shrimp recipe is always welcome. But I haven't tried it with limoncello though. This must be really good. Now, I have to look for limoncello. thank you.

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  4. Thanks for all of the positive comments. This recipe made the top 9 at www. Foodbuzz.com

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  5. this looks wonderful and many many congrats on your weight loss, would you be willing to do a guest post for me on tips for losing weight? Rebecca
    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

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  6. We love shrimp. We love limoncello. This one is a must-try. Thanks!

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  7. I seriously want to try this recipe with scallops... that looks so delicious!

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  8. Well... I'm glad you finally cooked this recipe too. It looks amazing. I can pretty much imagine how it tastes from your ingredients. Great recipe:)

    CheapAppetite from foodbuzz

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  9. Is this incredilbe? Yes. What a recipe. Great pictures. I'm licking my computer screen. That shrimp just juled right out at me!
    albert

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  10. That looks sooo good. My type of meal.
    Quick, easy, tasty. Love it. That's dinner tomorrow night. thanks.
    Martica

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  11. Can Limoncello ANYTHING be bad????

    Such a great idea. I can't wait to try it myself!

    Thanks for the post.

    Carli
    Velveeta Aint Food

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  12. very interesting combination! such a nice discovery for me! Thanks for recipe!

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  13. Hi, I just came across your Limoncello Shrimp recipe as I was writing my upcoming limoncello post for my own blog. I also had this recipe in mind, and sure enough you nailed every ingredient that I was going to use! Instead of reinventing the wheel, I decided to simply paste a link to your blog!

    Cheers!
    domskitchen.blogspot.com

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  14. Looks great. I love lemon and prawns but never occurred to me to use Limoncello though. The food photography on this blog is superb btw.

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