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Shrimp with tomatoes

We love shrimp but rarely buy it. First, it can be a little pricey. But more important, it’s almost always farm-raised in Asia, which makes me a little uncomfortable. With all the news of China’s food imports in the past few years, I’ve been hesitant to buy food from overseas, notwithstanding the fact that we’re trying to eat more local anyway. A recent article here in the local paper confirmed my fears. Basically there’s all sorts of nasty things that can be pumped into or absorbed by the shrimp raised far from government regulation. So I thought I might never eat shrimp again, until we made a recent visit to a huge international farmers market just east of Atlanta. Lo and behold, it had shrimp wild caught in the Atlantic, from Georgia, no less. And at less than $6 a pound, a worthy splurge.

I picked this recipe to also use some feta we had bought for another recipe, but my husband didn’t really like the tangy flavor on top of everything else. I was on the fence, but would be perfectly happy eating it sans cheese.

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta, adapted from allrecipes

1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove chopped garlic
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tsp pickled chopped jalepenos, or 1 to 2 fresh (assuming you can assure they’re salmonella free)
2-3 ripe tomatoes (depending on size), chopped
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, or tsp dry
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
2 cups cooked yellow rice

In a large saute pan, toss the shrimp with the olive oil. Cook over medium heat until shrimp become pink. Season with salt and pepper and remove to a plate. In same pan, saute the chopped garlic in olive oil until golden. Add green onion and jalapeno peppers; saute about 3 minutes. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and stir in the parsley. Reduce heat. Add shrimp back to pan.
To serve, ladle shrimp and tomatoes over yellow rice. Crumble the feta cheese over the shrimp.

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July 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment


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