|Baby Charleigh and me|
Later that night, as I was preparing this New Orleans Shrimp for dinner, I saw another Facebook post.
|Keri and me with the Easter Bunny at the Fort Worth Boat Club|
She's my oldest friend! We met when we were 4 on our boats, Cracker Jack and Keronca.
In fact, my phone had been going insane with alerts, so I wiped the chili powder from my hands and went to go see what all of the fuss was about. My other childhood friend, Frances, had posted a status that said, "My best friend is engaged!!" Fran was talking about yet another one of our childhood friends, Keri, who was currently on vacation with her boyfriend, Bradley. (Side note: Bradley went to high school with Natalie and Thomas... small world!) Bradley, Keri, and two of their friends had been spending the last few days lounging around Little Dix Bay with frozen concotions in hand, when Bradley suggested Keri and him "get dressed up and go watch the sunset." I learned all of this, of course, when I frantically picked up my phone, ignored the fact that she was out of the country, and called my oldest friend to ask her the details about Fran's facebook post.
|Bradley, Keri, me, and Andy at The Grove in LA, October 2011|
|Bradley, Keri, me, and Andy at Keri's apartment in LA, October 2011|
|Bradley, Keri, me, and Andy with the Hollywood Sign in LA, October 2011|
New Orleans Shrimp
Servings: 4; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 6
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ancho chili pepper powder *this is different than chili powder!
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sugar (or sugar subtitute)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 lbs shrimp- peeled & deveined
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter (or butter substitute, such as Smart Balance Light)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 scallions (aka little green onions)
- Mix the paprika, ancho chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl
- Add the shrimp to the spices and toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet
- Add the garlic & cook, stirring for 1 min -do not brown the garlic!
- Add shrimp and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently for 3-4 mins
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and 2 tbsp water
- Cook until shrimp are done (1-2 mins more)
- Top with scallions
Serve atop rice, we prefer Zatarain's Jambalaya-Style rice.
Keep on cooking'!