Time to start one of my favorite countdowns of the year, the countdown to daylight savings time! Oh yeah! I don’t even care about losing an hour of sleep on one day. Its so worth the long days, and seemingly endless hours of sunshine. (Not to mention more opportunity to shoot good food photos) Only 17 days until we spring forward, and summer (in my mind) officially starts!
It seems like everyone had a pretty mild winter this year (fingers crossed my friends and family in Chicago don’t get hit with a huge snowstorm now that I said that) and San Diego was no exception. Of course our winters are always mild, but we had quite a few 80 degree days which is very unusual. The only thing I sort of like about winter is soup, and I barely made any this year. That’s totally fine by me, and i’m already moving on to “spring” food. Shrimp generally says “hot day” to me, but these are made with seasonal citrus, and are spicy enough to keep you warm if you still have a little chill in the air.
Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp recipe from The Pioneer Woman
* about 24 shrimp
* 3/4 c. good quality orange juice **I used fresh squeezed
* 2-4 Cloves of Garlic
* 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
*1/2 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
* 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
Thinly slice the garlic cloves. Add the garlic slices, cayenne and Old Bay to the orange Juice. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a frying pan over high heat. Add shrimp to the pan and saute until pink. Remove from pan. Allow the pan to sit on the heat until it begins to smoke a little. When you see smoke, add the Spicy Orange Garlic mix to the pan and give it all stir. Add the final tablespoon of butter to the sauce and after a few minutes of cooking and occasional stirring, we should have a thicker sauce that leaves “pan trails” when scraped through. Return the shrimp back to the pan and give them a good toss to coat.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the all new Seasonal Potluck yet, please do! You’ll find a fabulous (and growing) collection of orange recipes there. Spoiler alert! March is going to be artichoke month, so get your artichoke recipes ready!