Chef on a Shoestring

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Low Carb Citrus Tiger Shrimp

Tonight I made a quick and easy BBQ shrimp recipe which had tons of flavor and was carb friendly. This isn't your typical shrimp on the barbie recipe, as it has more of a citrus zing then a chile punch, which you usually expect with barbecued shrimp. I decided to use wooden skewers because they are easy in terms of cleanup and add a bit of savory flavor. Be sure to watch the shrimp as they don't take long to cook and may burn if you don't pay attention.

Ingredients:

20-25 Tiger Shrimp
2 Lemons Juiced
2 Limes Juiced
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
3 Cloves of garlic chopped into a paste
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Lime Zest
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Zest
A pinch of red pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together and put into a ziplock bag with the shrimp and allow them to marinade. Be sure not to let them sit too long because the citrus juice will begin to cook the shrimp!

Delicious Chocolate Chip Scones


I have made these scones numerous times now and they always seem to be a hit. The recipe can be easily changed to make different types of scones, for example I have made Coconut Rum and Blueberry scones from just modifying this recipe, but my favorite is still the plain old chocolate chip. The ingredients are as follows:

2 Cups of sifted unbleached flour
3/4 of a stick of soft butter
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/3 cup half and half
2/3 cup of 1% or 2% milk ( You can skip this and use 3/4 of a cup of half and half but I cant tell a difference in taste, but my waist line certainly can)
1/3 of a cup of sugar (set some aside to sprinkle on the top of the scone)
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Egg Yolk
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of Salt

preparation
  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour in the milk, egg yolk and vanilla
  3. once the wet and dry ingredients have been incorporated drop in the stick of butter and roll up your sleeves its time to mix the butter in.
  4. Once the butter is mixed in you can start to lay out balls of the dough on a greased and floured sheet pan
  5. Flatten the balls with your hand and then trim into triangles
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for around 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

I hope you enjoy these scones as much as I do. They are great for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack!