Here’s a dish that you can serve as party appetizer or for a weeknight dinner. It’s quick, easy, festive and delicious!
It’s been a ridiculously busy but wonderful week for me, with my college boys flying home for Thanksgiving and having Hanukkah mixed in. It was so great to have the whole family together again for a few days. If you have kids in college you probably know that it’s extra rewarding to cook for them because they’re so incredibly grateful for anything homemade. But I have to admit I’m exhausted! There was lots of cooking and eating going on for days but what knocked me out were the potato latkes. There’s really no easy way to make them. You’ve got to just tie your hair up; turn on the exhaust fan, and get frying. For one night of Hanukkah, determined to make enough latkes for all plus leftovers, I stood over two bubbling frying pans for 2 solid hours. I’m happy to say that everyone ate as many latkes as their heart desired. There was one single latke left at the end of dinner to prove it!
So you will understand why I’m extra appreciative of this shrimp recipe because it practically cooks itself. All you do is scatter a bunch of stuff in a pot, put the cover on, turn on the heat, and the magic happens. Continue »