Friday, May 08, 2009


"Flowers are restful to look at.
They have neither emotions nor conflicts."
~ Sigmund Freud

( simple 'one plate' Friday Night Seafood Supper)
~ adapted from the sutter home NAPA VALLEY COOKBOOK

3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. large peeled and deveined shrimp
3 cloves minced garlic
1 red pepper, yellow pepper and orange pepper, sliced in strips
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, flat or curly
1 tsp. fresh thyme ( cut from garden if not hit by frost) or
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 cup crumbled French feta
coarse salt and cracked pepper to taste
~ fluffy rice

Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add peppers and cook until soft. Add shrimp, lemon juice, parsley and thyme, stirring frequently until shrimp turn bright pink and opaque, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, black pepper and salt to taste. Cover. Remove from heat and let stand until cheese softens. Serve over fluffy rice.(serves 4)

Note: This dish stands complete on its own. A "SIMPLE ONE PLATE SUPPER".
~ Pair with a good Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc


Roses and Lilacs said...

Have to shop this afternoon, I may just pick up a pound of shrimp;) That recipe sounds good.

The blue iris are my favorites, your photos are lovely. I have that red and yellow tulip blooming now too.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Joey.

Basil Anthony Beighey said...

Yumm, I think I'm going to try that one!

beckie said...

Joey, your iris are beautiful. Such glorious colors. And the tulips look so freah even in the sun. Are those more of the species tulips?

joey said...

Thanks Marnie! I love iris and have more that will be blooming in the coming weeks ... white ones are next. Hope you enjoy the shrimp!

Hey Skip ~ trust me, you'll like it ... one of my favorites! (Hugs)

Thanks Beckie! Tulips are a bunch of this & that ... some newly planted last fall some are happy returns.

Anonymous said...

This sounds good cause I'm super hungry. I can even smell it. Blue is my favorite color in the garden. No fair that you are at the lake. Are you fixing this for Nancy?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Joey, loving those Iris, oh my such a beautiful shade of blue. Of course I love all the flowers, but the blue has my heart.


joey said...

If it makes you feel any better, it's raining here at the lake, Anna. Mr. Ho-Hum is removing sceens from the porch, getting ready for huge staining project ~ cottage and decks! And what's this I read at jodi's about your book, Journey With Mr. D.! Let's tour together when our books are published :)

Blue in the garden is so soothing, isn't it Jen! Enjoy your well-deserved FREE weekend!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a tasty meal, one dish suppers are my favorites. :) I love the blooms today, especially those purplish blue Irises. Have a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. :)

marmee said...

how in awe i am from all your them all...those last tulips are so striking.
this sounds like my cup of tea kind of recipe.
hope you have the happiest of mother's days, dear joey!

Brenda Kula said...

You know, oddly enough, I find the leaves almost as beautiful as the flower in that top photo. Perfection in the way they are shown. Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Joey!

joey said...

Thanks Racquel. It is indeed an easy simple and tasty dish ... and Happy Mother's Day wishes to you!

May tomorrow be as special as you are dear Marmee. As always, thank you for your kind thoughs. Happy Mother's Day hugs!

joey said...

Thanks dear Brenda ... I thought so too and why the complicated iris is fun to photograph. Enjoy your day also ... I still look at the star and think of you :)

garden girl said...

Beautiful spring blooms Joey! Sounds like a delicious and simple recipe - my favorite kind!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jarlin said...

Wonderful is refreshing my mind this morning.

joey said...

Thanks Linda ... warm thoughts for a lovely Mother's Day. Know how special it will be having your daughter near.

Thank you, Jarlin ... a lovely thought.