Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Husband Approved...

I found a new recipe torn out of a magazine in the break room at work. It didn't seem to belong to anyone and it looked rather good, so I swiped it.

Turns out, it is EXCELLENT comfort food; I just made it tonight and although the children wouldn't touch it, Dave and I just might have finished off the entire skillet and are now in food coma mode. I've added my own notations to the recipe from my experience with the process.


1 cup white rice (or jasmine/brown rice)

** I tried white rice and was happy.**

4 slices of bacon

**I used turkey bacon; you can get it crisper than regular, imo.**

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

**Yes, I cried. I used a red onion, but the recipe is not specific so I imagine you can use whatever type of onion you prefer.**

1/2 cup of dry white wine

3/4 cup of heavy cream

**I believe that 1/2 a cup would be better and will modify the next batch so; it is a tad soupy with the amount prescribed.**

1 1/4 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined, and tail removed

1 10 ounce package frozen corn

**I used a 12 oz steamfresh package and it was OK. Very easy, too.**

1 tsp kosher salt and black pepper


Cook rice according to directions on package.

**I used a boil-in-bag rice; it is the same amount required by the recipe and takes far less time or effort.**

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel, let cool, then break into pieces. Wipe out skillet.

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally until softened. Add wine and let cook untill reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.

Add cream and bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp, corn, and add salt and pepper. Simmer until cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Stir in bacon, serve over rice.


Brooke said...

Dave said it was "very, very good" and that he was "going back for seconds, if you don't mind."


Brooke said...

I did make him de-tail the shrimp and do the bacon...

The Merry Widow said...

I do bacon in the oven, 350 for ~20 minutes for regular,30+ for thick slice.
It comes out perfectly and you don't need to babysit it!

Sounds yummy...


Z said...

sounds delicious and VERY comforting.
As an aside, a funny thing (I think) is that the first place I had grits was in Paris, France..Shrimp and grits.
Okay, it was at a couple's house frmo Wash, DC, but it did seem funny! "I have to go to Paris for grits?"
She brought them in on a regular basis..wouldn't be without them.
VERY VERy good..Polenta, actually!

The Merry Widow said...

There's a good grits casserole recipe I have...uses green chiles and cheese...


cube said...

I'll have to try this recipe. It sounds easy enough even for me ;-)