Monday, January 10, 2011

Shrimp carpaccio

So the new year is here. I had such high expectations for the beginning of 2011 and, not so oddly, I was bitterly disappointed. I mean, what the hell is wrong with me? Don't I preach every year that I don't care about New Year's Eve ans so on? So why do I end up caring when nothing goes the way it was supposed to? I guess I'm delusional. Or to be a little less tragic, let's call me a dreamer and be done with it.

Anyways, the point is that yesterday was the first day of 2011 that didn't majorly suck —which put me in a great mood I have to say. For the first time in a week I felt healthy enough to leave the house, which did me a world of good since I had spent day after day on the couch with a blanket and a frown on my face. But last night I was and about in Lugano, drinking drinks I don't usually, eating pizza and catching up with old friends. It was a better medicine than any traditional one and totally worth the slight headache I woke up with this morning. 

I have to say that now I have a brighter outlook on the new year, which also translates in the renewed resolution of eating healthy meals and living an altogether healthier life. So here's my first recipe for the new year: butterfly some good size shrimp, season with salt, pepper, and a mixture of evoo and lemon juice. Sprinkle with chives and serve cold as an appetizer. 

6 comments:

  1. I'm hoping to eat a lot healthier this year too. This shrimp dish would totally fit the bill :)

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  2. I like the idea of having this instead of cocktail sauce. The presentation is prettier also.

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  3. Simple but so succulent and delicious!

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  4. Please do tell - how did you prep the shrimp to be so STRAIGHT. I have a recipe that I want to make but am not sure how to cut the shrimp where they will do that - If I clean them - they are still curved - If I butterfly them - you get the drift - so how to make them like a STICK is the question.

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  5. When shrimp is raw it's pretty straight so it's easier to cut them straight and butterfly them. When they cook and they curve it's almost impossible!

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