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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Garlic Lemon Shrimp

  One of the treats in going to Tio Pepe's in Baltimore was the garlic lemon shrimp.  If you haven't gone there you are missing something great.  Just save some of the bread they give you to make sure you can soak up all the left over sauce from this appetizer.
  One of the reasons why I like Tio Pepe's so much is that it is a basement restaurant that reminds me of many of the restaurants of Europe.  The menu is at this link. 
The recipe for this dish is below:
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of croutons with Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Boil wine, vinegar and garlic in small saucepan until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in butter, 1 piece at a time, allowing butter to melt before adding more. Add croutons with Parmesan cheese to cook for a minute or two more. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm. 

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and sauté until shrimp are opaque in center, about 3 minutes.  then transfer shrimp to plates. Drizzle lemon-garlic butter and croutons over shrimp. Sprinkle with lemon peel, chives and serve.

  I went out to Larriland Farms yesterday and picked six pounds of strawberries.  So much more favor than what is in the stores.  Looking forward to the berries later this month and into July.

P.S. 1
    Growing up my kids all thought this was the best camp that CA did.  It is a little pricey both each of our kids got to experience it once.

Name:                    Extreme Youth & Teens registration           

Date:                          June 22 deadline for full payment

Where:                       Columbia Teen Center

Give your kid the best summer ever, with 10 exciting excursions that will bring them on adventures to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Between July 3 and August 2, kids ages 9 to 18 can head to Ocean City; Cunningham Falls; Washington, D.C.; Kings Dominion; the Baltimore Inner Harbor; the Adventure Sports park in Hershey, Pa.; two go-cart tracks; Six Flags; Cascade Lake; and Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pa.
The price is $400 for CA residents and $475 for non-residents, covering the trips, entrance fees, transportation, some meals and a T-shirt. Adventures can also be signed up for on a trip-by-trip basis. Register at the Columbia Teen Center, 5853 Robert Oliver Place, in Oakland Mills. More information: online at or call 410-992-3726.

P.S. 2
The 2012 Cardboard Boat Float at Lake Kittamaqundi starts today at 9 am.  Interesting to watch the sinking boats.

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