The last time I tried to make shrimp, I neglected to unshell them--just dumped the suckers in the pan and cooked them up. In the end, I had cooked shrimp that tasted, well, pretty much like cooked shrimp, sitting in a pan of really delicious sauce. It was disappointing. I swore I'd never cook shrimp again. Then I found a recipe that takes twenty minutes, max, and leaves you with a shrimp dish covered in a creamy, garlicky green sauce that sounds good enough to drink out of the pot. Also, it only takes twenty minutes. Did you notice that part? I was hooked and ready to get back on the shrimp wagon (in the shrimp net?) all over again. Add a side salad and some white wine, and you've got a super fast weekday meal. Just remember to take off the shells, okay?
More delicious and healthy shrimp recipes from SELF: Grilled shrimp with spicy tamarind dipping sauce. You know, grilling seafood is easier than you think! Check out these quick and easy tips.
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