Of course by the time I bought shrimp, checked out the produce and headed home I was behind schedule and needed to make dinner super fast. Lucky for me shrimp is the original fast food! Depending on what you do with it you can take shrimp from raw to fully cooked entree in under 10 minutes when you need it to.
I decided on Brandied Pineapple Shrimp. The pineapple adds a little bit of sweetness while the brandy adds a little flare. Since I already had some white rice pre-ccoked in the fridge I was able to get this meal fully prepared, cooked and served in about 12 minutes. Go me!
Give my Brandied Pineapple Shrimp a try and let me know what you think. My family gave it definitely gave it their stamp of approval.
Brandied Pineapple Shrimp
Prep time: 6 minutes – Cooking time: 6 minutes – Serves: 4
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 8-oz can or pineapple chunks in 100% juice
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire
- 1/4 teaspoon tabasco (use can use more to spice things up if you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 2 1/2 tablespoons brandy
- 2 tablespoon fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
- salt and pepper
Place butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Heat until butter is melted.
Add garlic and cook stirring often for 1-2 minutes.
Add shrimp, pineapple chunks including the juice, worcestershire sauce, tabasco, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper to the pan with garlic. Saute stirring occasionally until shrimp are opaque and just cooked through (approx 4 minutes).
Add brandy and parsley to the shrimp. Stir to incorporate, remove from heat and serve.