I love shrimp. Honestly. I really enjoy most shell fish, especially in warmer months. In my unprofessional opinion shrimp really is great when it comes to taking on flavor. A simple marinade for a short period of time goes a really long way. My go to flavor for shrimp is butter garlic. Yum, at just the thought. However, I thought this time I would try a spicy garlic flavor, and opt to leave the butter out.
Before, we get into the recipe details, let’s talk a little Jesus! As I mentioned shrimp is delicious and it takes on flavor and seasoning with very little effort. For all intents and purposes, I’d say that that makes shrimp very useful. I can’t help but to wonder how easily, we (God’s children) take on the things of this world by which we are exposed to. Are we easily flavored by the world?
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
It’s important to remember the purpose and intent by which we were created. While shrimp was created to be an enjoyable dish to tickle our pallets and satisfy our taste buds, humans were created I’m sure with a far greater purpose. Which is why we have the ability to choose what flavor we take on. Will we choose to walk in the loving, kind ways of Jesus, or be influenced and colored by this cold world. The next time you face adversity, keep that in mind.
To go along with our flavorful spicy shrimp, we’ll go with what I call “Plenty Green Sautee”. And when I say plenty of greens, I mean plenty! Packed with all sorts of vitamins and mineral, this sauté is a perfect side dish.
Start by de-shelling and cleaning about 2 lbs of Shrimp
Now grab a few plugs of fresh garlic. Peel them and chop them. Grab a medium yellow onion and do the same.
And now, my favorite part of cooking: Creating a spice. I love this part because this pretty much determines the taste of the dish. I went with some salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and seafood seasoning.
Now add that generous amount of spice to your Shrimp.
Also, add some of that garlic that we chopped earlier and also a chopped Jalapeño for heat!
Now cover and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.
In a medium to large skillet add a few drops of olive oil over medium heat. Then, add the previously chopped garlic and onions.
Now pile on the greens. Asparagus, Green beans, Spinach, and kale. Yum!!!
Bring to a tender sauté. Be sure to season with a little salt and pepper while this green goodness is still cooking, so it can take on the seasoned taste.
Once the greens are tender, add a little homemade Italian dressing:
Now it’s time to grab those Shrimps and heat another skillet with a few drops of olive oil, and add the Shrimp.
Cook through for about 20 minutes on med heat. Add a little water about 5 minutes into cooking.
Enjoy! A simple, yet flavorful, healthy dish.