Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Nor'easter

Fritter Flash: If y'all aren't in the South today, you are probably warmer than us! A Nor'easter blew in yesterday and the temperature only reached 55! Usually in May it is a scorcher, in the 90s, everybody is beach ready and the only scent you smell is Hawaiian Tropic! We woke up freezing this morning! The weatherman said that we are in for for hurricane weather two weeks early this year! It was very unexpected and reminds us of our daddy. Our daddy had a boat and he named it the Nor’easter because every time he took it out fishing, a Nor’easter blew in and it was a front from out of nowhere! When you taste this one, your taste forecast will change and your tongue won’t know what hit it!

The Nor’easter Dinner

1-1/2 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup limeade juice
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pound large, raw shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup Slivered Almonds, toasted
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until garlic is slightly softened. Stir in limeade, green onions and ginger. Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir until liquid is reduced by about half. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently.

Stir in almonds and rice; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Season with the salt and pepper.

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Lola Cupcake said...

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possumfritter said...

Shhot darn! That same ole cold front cam thru Oklahoma the other day. One day it was in the 80's, next day we were in the 40's. I made a big ole pot of Pork Possum Stew to get the chill out.

And PTL the swimmin hole opens this weekend. Thanks for the reminder bout the tannin' oil.

Luv'n your twitter updates and blog!!

Brandy said...

It was pretty cold this morning in VA but has since warmed up to a nice 70 degrees.

At least you eat well during a cold spell!

Welcome to SITS!

Shannon said...

I know! What's up with this weather? Way to chilly for May! Visiting from SITS....

Kristin said...

We've got a cold front going on here too. If it didn't come with rain I would be enjoying it a bit more!

Jules said...

Brrr...that is cold for May in the South! I hope it warms up for the weekend. They're starting to call for rain here :(

TuTu's Bliss said...

Hugs and sunshine from Hawaii!! Hugs, jen