Thursday, May 3, 2012

Minted Shrimp


The other day we had minted shrimp for lunch. These are Jacksonville Florida white shrimp, locals call them Jacksonville whites. Shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein but low in food energy. Shrimp is high in cholesterol, however consumption is considered healthy for the circulatory system because the lack of saturated fat improves the ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol and lowers triglycerides.


I sauteed one shallot and some fresh ginger in butter and then when they were softened I added the butterflied shrimp. While the shrimp were cooking I sprinkled on a generous amount of dried thyme and mint flakes. I served them on my rectangular plates with some fresh tomatoes. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

11 comments:

  1. shrimp, now we are talking! They work perfect on your plates.

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  2. Hi Meredith, thanks, I'm having fun displaying my recipes on my plates. Shrimp are always available here. Worst part of them is cleaning them, once that is done, anything can make them taste good. Ha.

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  3. Hello Linda:
    Gosh we can fairly taste the sea in this simply delicious Shrimp receipt. And, it looks so very appetizing and stylish served on your pretty rectangular plates.

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  4. Hi Jane and Lance, thanks, I aim to have a whole variety of these plates as they are a happy addition to the meal for sure. Mint is really good with shrimp.

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  5. Linda, your food always looks so nice, and I like that it is seafood so often. Yum, makes me want to come to your house for dinner:)

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  6. Hi Jennie, thanks, if you're ever down this way give me a call I'll fix you up something for sure. We are lucky to have such a good fish market with fresh local fish close to our home.

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  7. Yum yum, I love shrimp. Don't know why I never had Jax whites...or maybe I did and just didn't know their name. Your recipe sounds absolutely great, mouth watering already!

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  8. You really present a meal so nicely. Of course those plates help some but your artistic flare is evident.

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  9. Mint shrimp and mojitos!

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  10. What an enchanted life you are living. Beautifully prepared seafood, served on plates you also made. I love it!

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  11. Hi Barbara, thanks, I think our fish markets here try to emphasize local fish, plus I notice fish is often listed according to where it was caught nowadays.

    Hi Patti, thanks, might as well make it look good, might make some small children eat stuff too. Ha.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, enchanted in some ways, but I do have the un enchanting things too, try to put them out of my mind.

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