Full disclosure: up until this year I hated shrimp. I always found it to be too rubbery and overdone. Then this year I finally worked up the courage to try making shrimp myself to try to learn how to like shrimp. After a few not-so-awesome attempts, I finally have figured out the reason i’ve never liked shrimp: it’s very easily overcooked. So the key with this recipe is going to be making sure that you steam the shrimp until its JUST pink then allow it to finish while the sauce simmers. Shrimp should not be cooked for 10+ minutes like some recipes.
AKA a really great way to disguise that you’re eating mostly veggies for dinner…
Sometimes you arrive at a Sunday evening and realize that you’ve eaten like crap the entire weekend–too many pieces of bacon at brunch, maybe a margarita or two (or five?) too many, and perhaps a couple of burgers or cheese plates? (Burgers are my love language, don’t judge.) You feel like crap, you’re sluggish, and you realize that you need to shovel some veggies into your body asap or risk your pants not buttoning Monday morning when you’re headed to the office. No? Just me?
If you’re like me and have ever had “that kind” of a Sunday, this dinner is for you. It’s an extremely delicious yet healthy way to start your week–yet it seems decadent.