Louisiana BBQ Shrimp

I have a feeling I am going to be making this dish all summer. It's just that good, and super easy. It's going to be a scorcher on the East coast this weekend, I hope to find myself in lots of air conditioned rooms.

Louisiana BBQ Shrimp

1 lb. deveined, peeled shrimp
3-5 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons creole seasoning (whichever you prefer)
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

In large saucepan, cook bacon pieces until just about crisp. Remove and let excess grease drip onto paper towel. Add green pepper & onion to pan and saute until halfway cooked. Remove vegetables to a bowl or plate. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and creole seasoning. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan , sear shrimp. About 2 minutes on each side. Push shrimp aside, place the green pepper & onion back into pan, add 1 tablespoon flour & chicken stock. Stirring, bring to a boil then reduce to a low simmer for 10-12 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add in bacon, stir and serve in a bowl with a french baguette.

The sauce gets it's smoky bacon flavor from reusing the bacon fat to saute the vegetables and shrimp. This is kind of a one pot wonder, and since it's Summer and seriously hot in my kitchen I'd like our dinners to be as simple as possible. I hate sweating in the kitchen, don't you?

I know I'm late in the game but I just started Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  It will be quite a feat if I can keep away from all the spoilers from the movie on social networking sites until I finish the book.  I'm 2 chapters in, and I'm already heartbroken about this being the last of the series.

Who has read it? Any suggestions on what I should start reading after Harry Potter? I have a feeling I'll need a rebound book when I am finished.


andrea despot said...

why haven't you read the last harry potter until now??? i remember it came out a few weeks after my relationship with sean became long distance - thus depressing me even more. i was so heartbroken that it was over! and even though the movies weren't nearly as good as the books, it still gave me something to look forward to. i'm really not ready for it to be COMPLETELY over!

have you read the girl with the dragon tattoo (and the other two books in the series)? not sure if you'd like them or not, but i was hooked on them (though i have yet to read the last one because i want to re-read the first two). other than that, it's hard to come up with rebound books from harry potter!

oh, and this recipe looks amazing! i love simple so i'm definitely saving this :)

Tina Crespo said...

My friend Kaelyn has been trying to get me to read Harry Potter for YEARS. I finally broke down about a month ago, and I've been devouring them. I will probably finish Deathly Hallows by tomorrow!

I've heard good things about the girl with the dragon tattoo. I think I need something a little upbeat and short first lol I'll have to see what's on my goodreads to-read list....

andrea despot said...

i took a look at your to-read list and you have 11 books on there that i've read (slaughter-house five, the alchemist, middlesex, 1984, fahrenheit 451, dune, the metamorphosis, a field guide to getting lost, everything is illuminated, the war of the worlds, the history of love). i really liked all of them, but absolutely NONE of them are upbeat!

i haven't read it yet, but i think your best bet is "the virgin's lover." lol :)