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Thanksgiving week specials – 1

Butter garlic shrimp and broccoli

Thanksgiving, this Thursday will be our first ever since we moved here. So I decided that this week would be the one when I cook some of my favourites that came to be over the years. Replicating the dishes as I ate them at various places may not be possible but there are numerous online resources to lean on to.

The first would have to be Butter Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli. It’s something that I ordered without fail at a beach shack in Goa as a pre-meal starter. And, to go with it, some beer and reggae music. This combination never let me down. Much like a favourite movie or song, certain dishes have an effect on you that you can’t quite get over. Which one is yours? Do leave me a comment or two about it.

The name says it all and besides some salt, pepper, red chilli flakes (1 tsp each) and 2 tbsp water you’ll need nothing else.

Just follow these directions and turn on the Reggae station on your media player.

Melt 3-4 tablespoonfuls of butter in a pan. Shell the shrimps (approx ¾ lb) and sauté it for two minutes in the hot butter. Add about 2 tbsp of chopped garlic and let the shrimp cook while stirring occasionally. Add the salt, pepper and sprinkle the red chilli flakes.

Add the broccoli florets and 2tbsp water, stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes and then ‘Go to 11’ with the Reggae 😉

Happy Thanksgiving…

16 responses »

  1. That sounds so incredibly good. I’m wondering how it will turn out if I replace the butter with Olive Oil? This may be something to explore!

  2. Looks yummy and not too difficult.

  3. This once looks really good.

    My favorite dish would be the the very popular Indian “Butter Chicken”(Chicken in a Rich Tomato Sauce). It’s sinful but oh so delicious..

  4. I love garlic butter and shrimp, such a good combo. I can taste it now. The food from my past falls to the delicious family meals and all the home made cooking like marinara sauce my momma always made. Making me hungry just thinking about all that delicious food.

  5. Superb …things quitting ur job opens up for u ! ;D
    Keep going buddy …when ur a master chef and hopefully back u can serve me a 7 course meal 😉

    Cheers !

  6. Looks delicious and easy! I may have to try this soon.

  7. Yeah, I just cooked three kilos of king sized prawns according to that recipe. Boy, it was so good. Thanks a lot. I replaced beer with tomato juice and Real Activ Spinach juice as I don’t drink alcohol and replaced reggae with Hemant Kumar’s songs. It was superb.

  8. looks yummy and an easy dish to try. Deric – I WISH my husband would try cooking like this. I do all the cooking in the family and I’m hoping to take him to a cooking class one of these days. I love thinking about all the food my family made for holiday dinners – Thanksgiving and Christmas. My favorite has always been very basic – creamy mashed potatoes. OH SO GOOD!


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