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 😉