Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Dinner

When deciding what to have for dinner I wanted something with shrimp.  We had to decide between three recipes found on  One Giada recipe, one Barefoot Contessa recipe and a Food Network Magazine.  Ryan said that he wanted the Food Network Magazine recipe which was a Cajun Shrimp and Rice, which I found very fitting for Super Bowl since the game is in New Orleans, LA.  So this is the perfect Super Bowl Dinner 47.

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 bunches scallions, chopped
3 cups cooked white rice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice is warmed through and the shrimp are opaque, about 3 more minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve with lemon, if desired.

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