???? I’m. so. fancy. You already kno-ow. ???? Actually, I’m so not fancy. But do love fancy food. This is why I heart this recipe. It’s one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals. I use frozen raw shrimp, so no need to even plan ahead because no defrosting is necessary. Brilliant. We all need more meals like this in our lives, am I right?
Can I be honest? This has been a rough week. I always forget how much running around is involved with Halloween. Last minute trips to the store for face paint, snacks and pumpkin-shaped candy collectors have me on my last leg. The good news is, this extra hour is allowing me to catch up on posting something new! Good for me. Good for you. 🙂
Can I tell you something else? In my haste to quickly photograph this dish while the kids were taking a nap, I forgot to show you all the crucial topping — parmesan cheese! I definitely loaded up on this necessary addition after the photo and before it went into my mouth. Now, this might cause a bone of contention with the authentic Italian cooks out there who think combining cheese with seafood is a sin. Well, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of legit cooks out there that adore the flavor of cheese and seafood. So, sorry if this offends you but parmesan and shrimp is the jam.
Did I mention there is wine in this dish? Wine = instant food sophistication. So, if ever you want to jazz up a weeknight meal, just add alcohol. That’s my motto. And for this dish, it totally works. Feel free to sub or add chicken.
For a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute champagne vinegar, rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar for the wine, just use a little less of it so it’s not overly vinegary and balance it out with more lemon juice.