Friday, October 8, 2010

Garlic Lovers Shrimp

Too many vampires at your Halloween party?  Keep them at bay with this little morsel.  Another family Halloween favorite.

12 to 15 cloves garlic, cracked away from skins  (well, you wanted to keep the vampires away right?)
2 T olive oil
2 T butter, cute in small pieces
1/2 to 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds, (apprx 30 pieces) shrimp, peeled and deveined.
1 tsp coarse salt
Black pepper

Process garlic in food processor to finely chop (or I just use the minced garlic from Costco).  Heat large skillet over medium high heat.  Add oil and butter.  Add garlic and crushed pepper flakes to oil and butter.  Season shrimp with salt and pepper and toss to coat.  Add shrimp to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until pink heads curl to tails.  (DO NOT cook too long or the shrimp will be rubbery and the garlic will burn!)  Add black pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.

Goes great with the Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce (see under "Beef").

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