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Best Husband EVER February 28, 2009

Filed under: Recipes — mrswade @ 11:11 am
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Last night was date night and I knew Jake had something up his sleeve.  He took the date money out of the cash envelope in my purse the night before and was being rather sneaky.  

what's cookin good lookin?

I had a friend over for coffee when he got home with a paper bag and immediately banned me from the kitchen.  Occasionally he would peek around the corner and ask questions like, “what do I do with this part of the garlic after I squeeze it?” and “do I use this knife for chopping the green onions?” and there were the occasional “ah ha!”s and “Oh come on!”s.  It was very cute 🙂  Jake has made me dinner once before, I’d say over 2, maybe 3 years ago.  He made me shrimp scampi and it was delicious, so I had a sneaking suspicion that he was making me the same thing last night.  I was right 😉

how romantic :)

 

I’m glad he made me shrimp, we both LOVE seafood and it is definitely a special meal because shrimp is not something we can normally afford to have.  And he makes one mean shrimp scampi! 🙂  

He even set the table with candles and everything 🙂

 

The shrimp was amazing…and REALLY buttery…haha.  He did a wonderful job and I felt so very loved 🙂

This is the recipe he found online:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp (about  16 to 24)
  • 1/3 c clarified butter
  • 4 Tbs minced garlic
  • mushrooms (as many as you want)
  • 6 green onions
  • 1/4 c dry white wine (Jake used Pinot Gris, which was really good)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice, fresh if possible
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Rinse shrimp and set aside.  Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Saute  garlic until it is softened but not browned with the salt, pepper and parsley.  In a separate pan saute mushrooms in butter.  When the garlic butter is done, turn the stove up to medium-high heat and pour in the wine, lemon juice and sauteed mushrooms.  Add shrimp and green onions; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.  Do not overcook (no more than 5 minutes total).  Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.

He served it over pasta with garlic bread 🙂

 

DELICIOUS

DELICIOUS

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