Sunday, May 29, 2016

Patio Shrimp

Patio Shrimp....spicy, savory and ready in thirty minutes...
Patio Shrimp over brown rice with a crisp salad

The perfect dish after a lazy day by the pool.  Fast, easy and a little spicy this is a "go to" recipe around Murph's Kitchen.  Originally gleaned from a Junior League of Tucson cookbook, we've refined it over the years and it's mouthwateringly delicious.


2 lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Cup Butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1Bay Leaf
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
3 Tbsp Capers
1 tsp crushed Red Pepper
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tsp. Emeril's Essence
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for about ten minutes.  Don't let it boil!

Arrange shrimp on the bottom of a good size baking dish and cover with sauce.

Swimming in sauce and ready for the oven

Bake for twenty minutes uncovered and enjoy the aroma as it tantalizes your senses....

Fresh from the oven and perfectly done

A great dish on the patio with crusty bread over rice or with pasta...take your pick and enjoy!

Buon Appetito!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crispy Baked Spicy Fries

Baked Fries Oozing with JalapeƱo Ketchup

Thickly sliced potato wedges, olive oil and a hefty amount of spice make these one our family favorites. This recipe stands on its own as a savory and crunchy treat  but will pair well with burgers, dogs, grilled chicken and almost any grilled protein.  We enjoyed lamb burgers alongside the fries that were equally scrumptious.


4 large baking potatoes
4 Tbsp  olive oil
Fresh Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp. Szego Hot Paprika

1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Cut potato into wedges. Mix olive oil, paprika, garlic salt, chili powder and cayenne together. Coat potatoes      with oil/spice mixture and place on a baking sheet.

3. Bake for 30 minutes

4. Remove from oven, turn all "fries" with a set of tongs and return to oven

5. Bake for an additional 15 minutes and serve with your favorite burgers, dogs or whatever makes you smile!

Buon Apetito!