Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spiced Shrimp

Well, I'm slowly getting back into the routine. (Or at least *thinking* about getting back into the routine!) Dh and I signed up for the Running 101/201 classes offered by our local running club this week. The 101 class offers a training plan that takes you from running a 1 mile race on the Fourth of July to running a 10K in November. If you are already running those distances, the 201 class helps you improve your times. They provide the training schedule and unofficial group runs every week, as well as entry (an T-shirt) in three races ... all for $25! Bargain!

Here's a quick and easy dish for those hot summer nights when you don't want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Three minutes at the stove, a bagged salad and some brown rice and you have a flavor-packed meal on the table!

Spiced Shrimp
Recipe from Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine, May 2007

3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, mix together half the scallions, the garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne and turmeric. Add the shrimp and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring constantly and seasoning with the salt, until nearly opaque, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and continue frying until the shrimp are cooked through, about 1 minute more. Top with the remaining scallions.

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