Showing posts with label shrimp Francesca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shrimp Francesca. Show all posts

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Shrimp Francesca

by Riley Adams/Elizabeth Craig
I'm so excited to be back on the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen today! Hope everyone is having a happy June so far.

Here we are, heading into summer, and I thought I'd share one of my favorite things about summer--shrimp. This is the time of year when my family escapes to the beach to find fresh seafood and fun.
One of my new favorite recipes features two of my favorite foods--shrimp and artichoke. And the nicest thing about this recipe is how easy it is and quick to cook. If it's summer, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen! I'd rather spend time under the porch fan, reading.

I've got a new series--the Southern Quilting mysteries, written under my name (Elizabeth Craig). The first book, Quilt or Innocence, released on June 5th. But this protagonist, unlike Lulu in the Memphis Barbeque series, isn't much of a cook. Beatrice has lived by herself for a while and has sort of fallen out of the habit of cooking, since cooking isn't as much fun for one person. She's just moved to the same town as her daughter, though, and is trying to get back into the kitchen again. This is a recipe that I think even Beatrice could handle!

This recipe is adapted from contributor milonek's recipe on Allrecipes. You might even want to double it....not that it doesn't make enough, but because you'll want to eat the whole thing, yourself! You can serve it over angel hair pasta or brown rice. The tastes just meld together beautifully.

Shrimp Francesca
1 ½ lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can artichokes in water
½ cup butter
¼ cup white wine
1 T minced garlic
Half a lemon, juiced
1/2 cup Panko
1 T fresh parsley
¼ cup shredded Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Arrange shrimp on the bottom of the dish. Squeeze water out of the artichokes and cut artichoke into pieces. Arrange the artichoke between the shrimp.

Sauté the garlic in butter and wine. Mix Panko and parsley together, then sprinkle over the shrimp. Drizzle the lemon juice over all, then drizzle with the butter and wine mixture. Top with the Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees until the shrimp is opaque, about 15 minutes.

Hope you'll enjoy it! Are you a shrimp lover like I am? What's your favorite summer food?
Quilt or Innocence, now on the shelves. :)

A Southern Quilting Mystery series is set in the small mountain village of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, where Beatrice Coleman—a retired art museum curator—becomes a gifted amateur sleuth.
As the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild, Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch up on—especially with the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop about to close. It seems that Judith, the landlord everyone loves to hate, wants to raise the rent, despite being a quilter herself...

But when Judith is found dead, the harmless gossip becomes an intricate patchwork of mischievous motives. And it’s up to Beatrice’s expert eye to decipher the pattern and catch the killer, before her life gets sewn up for good.