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Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp & Tomato Salad

Here’s a light dinner that really hits the spot for a hot summer day and you really don’t feel like cooking.  I made a tomato, cucumber, avocado salad to go along with the garlic shrimp.  The only thing that was missing was a slice of bread to sop up all that sauce, but have no fear I used the fiber crackers  (a.k.a. Particle Board) that worked pretty good.

Here’s a pic of the Particle Board, oops I mean fiber crackers.

Bran Crispbread - Particle Board 🙂

Garlic Shrimp


40 large shrimp, peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons coarse salt
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

(you can omit if you don’t like  it spicy)


In a non-stick skillet, combine olive oil, butter,  garlic, hot pepper flakes and salt.
Heat oil until it starts to sizzle.
Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Immediately remove the skillet from the heat.
Arrange shrimp on a plate and spoon some of the olive oil mixture on to them.

Garnish with parsley and serve shrimp while they are still sizzling.


Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad

Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad


2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 Avocado, diced
2 Green onions, chopped
1 Cucumber, seedless, chopped
2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil


Combine all ingredients together and serve immediately.  I like to have it with the Bran Crisp bread.

Serves: 2

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