I have been craving shrimp for a long time. I never get it because my boyfriend has been traumatized by a documentary he once saw about farmed shrimp and now he can't look at ANY shrimp again... greaaaat. I have tried explaining to him that wild shrimp are different. Farmed shrimp go through awful conditions where they basically live in filth as they are being harvested. Wild shrimp come from the ocean. Either way, I can't win. So yesterday while he was out playing golf, I decided to make myself a lovely shrimp lunch and pop open a bottle of white wine. Its the friggin weekend! I got inspired to make this by a menu item at Bonefish Grill. The Saucy Shrimp at Bonefish is SOOO good but has tons of butter and sodium in it. I wanted to lighten this up and add some veggies to it to make it a more balanced meal. What I got was such a refreshing lunch and cool glass of white wine that made me think of Summer and sun and tank tops and flip flops. When I came to, I looked outside at the rainy cold and sang "maybe I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". I know you're with me!
This dish had some great elements in it, saltiness of the feta, sweetness of the sun dried tomatoes, the tender crunch of the shrimp and the creaminess of the sauce... a wonderful little family of flavor and texture. Any dish that I can manage to put wine in is a winner. I also like that I put in the different kinds of tomatoes, The fresh tomato gave the sauce a pink hue and more flavor. The sundried tomato was sweet and complimented the shrimp perfectly.
The house was filled with smells of a summer seafood feast... The shrimp....the garlic and onion... the fresh lemon and parsley. Perfection.
Time: 30 mins
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