I’ve cooked so many new recipes in the past three weeks. If I wrote a post for all of them, it would be all that I did. That said, I want to remember this one, because it deserves to become a staple meal.
Take frozen shrimp out of the freezer and run warm water over them while pulling off the peels. (Is that what one calls that part of the shrimp? Maybe shells? Skin? But whatever, the clear stuff that isn’t edible.) Let the shrimp sit in the warm water while you get out a pan and put it on the stove and turn the heat to medium, medium-high, and put a little coconut oil in the pan.
Or olive oil or butter or whatever. A tablespoon of oil is plenty and you could probably get away with less, depending on how many shrimp you’re cooking. I find 6-8 per person feels like enough, and 10 feels like plenty, but when I’m cooking just for me, a small pan with a teaspoon-ish amount of cooking fat works fine.
Let the frying pan heat for a couple of minutes. Dump the water off the shrimp, pat the shrimp dry, and then sprinkle them with garlic sea salt. (Purchased for $1.99 in my grocery store, so not nearly as posh as it sounds.) Give them a minute or so to sit with the salt on them while your pan is heating, then toss them in the pan. Two minutes, flip, and two minutes more. Squeeze a little lemon on top.
Put on top of… well, pasta would be nicest, but if you can’t eat pasta, zucchini noodles or salad greens is fine.
Say yum. Totally delicious, takes less than ten minutes beginning to end from frozen, so no forethought required, and even healthy! What more could one ask for?