We love simple dishes that require just a few ingredients – and deliver lots flavor. No doubt many of you do, too. Here’s a dish for all of us: shrimp pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and dried chilies. (Click here to see the recipe.)
“The key here is infusing the olive oil with the garlic and chilies and then cooking the shrimp tenderly, quickly, and with respect,” TV celebrity chef Anne Burrell says in new cookbook, Own Your Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, 2013).
“You warm up the oil with the aromatics and then, when it’s piping hot, add the shrimp and pull the pan off the heat so the shrimp cook gently and stay succulent.” (You could use our Everyday Fresh to prepare the dish.)
After that, stir in fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley. The shrimp are served atop a bed of arugula and drizzled with the cooking juices. (Click here to see the recipe.)
Burrell, a Food Network chef and host, recommends pairing the shrimp with toasted or grilled bread that’s rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. The bread, she notes, is good for “dunking” in the cooking juices, adding that “a bottle of wine doesn’t hurt either.”
Couldn’t agree more!