Thursday, September 07, 2006
Fast Food Doesn't Have To Be Bad Food
It's funny to me that "fast food" at a restaurant is almost always something overloaded with grease, salt, and is generally bad for you. At home, the fastest dinner preps seem to be some of the healthiest.
Shrimp are a good example. They're a wee bit high in cholesterol, but we don't eat them so often that this is a factor.
These shrimp would have been tastey without a single adornment, but I have to meddle, so in that glass dish I mixed the following.
Some olive oil ...extra virgin
Shot of Tabasco
Some cheap wine ... just a dollop
I whisked all that together in the little food chopper thingie device and tumbled the shrimp in it before tossing their little crustacean corpses into a hot cast iron skillet.
About 3 minutes later, we were eating.
Prep time = about 15 minutes (made a salad too).
Cooking time = 3-4 minutes.
Fast food from friendly Florida.