SIMPLE SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER
original dinner plan aborted ~
grim thoughts followed watching the "No. 1" LOOSER team in the NFL -
~THE DETROIT LIONS~
In spite of putrid feelings, we must eat ...
and considering heavy days ahead 'eat light' !
...but first fix yourself a 'consolation' pitcher of
2 cups good vodka (Stolichnaya or Finlandia)
1 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau)
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Garnish with lime peel strips.
SAUTEED SHRIMP with CRANBERRY CITRUS SALSA
2 pounds peeled large shrimp, tails intact
1/2 cup orange juice
4 Tbsp. olive oil plus 2 Tbsp. for saute
4 cloves minced garlic
pinch of coarse salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
Combine orange juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add shrimp and chill at least 2 hours.
Drain and saute in 2 Tbsp. olive oil until shrimp turn pink. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour marinade in pan and reduce. Serve with fluffy rice of choice, reduced marinade over top, and CRANBERRY~CITRUS SALSA.
CRANBERRY ~ CITRUS SALSA
1 pink peeled and sectioned grapefruit
2 tsp. grated orange rind
1 orange (blood orange if you can find) sectioned
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley
2 Tbsp. orange juice
Combine ingredients and serve with shrimp.