Sunday, October 2, 2011

Limoncello Shrimp and Big News

I am rerunning my Limoncello shrimp recipe this week, because of a special event that happened in my family that prevented me from cooking this weekend. My son, Joel married the love of his life Meghan. Here is a picture of the happy couple with the grumpy old married couple. Welcome to the family Meghan.

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.


  1. I have a whole bottle of limoncello, tried to drink it and not a fan too strong. I am so happy to be able to try this one, I know we will love it if you say it great! Congrats on your son and new bride. You all look great!!!!!!! so happy for you and the family.. nice to see happiness in the world and your family is beaming with it... may they have a wonderful new beginning ...and fabulous future together...

  2. Cooking with Limoncelo:) New for me .Love prawns so will try:)
    Congratulations to teh newly weds.They are so pretty:))

  3. Thanks Claudia. Your family will get good news soon. Remember bad things come in 3's and you have had your 3 bad things. Now it is time for good things to start happening.

  4. Congratulations to the young couple! I am sure you are super proud. This limoncello shrimp sounds suburb!

  5. Mmm..this looks really sweet and delicious!
    By the way, congratulations, you guys look so happy :)

  6. You had me at limoncello! YUM! And CONGRATS to your son and to Meghan!!!!

  7. Congrats to the newlyweds! And this shrimp looks amazing =)