I am a known procrastinator. If there’s something to be done it’s highly unlikely I will do it early. I will find anything I can to pass the time to avoid doing what I should be. Today I should be packing. Instead I just made a big bowl of lemon pepper shrimp. In my defense, I’m also trying to clear everything out of my fridge and freezer because I hate the thought of throwing out food. So really, I could argue that making lemon pepper shrimp was productive because I used up the last of the shrimp and a lemon. It was practically a form of packing. The shrimp was packed away into my stomach for safe keeping.
Procrastination Lemon Pepper Shrimp
~Half a pound of shrimp, (or whatever’s left in the bag)
A knob of butter
~A tsp minced garlic
Peel and devein shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt, pepper and smoky paprika. Heat a saucepan over med-high heat and add butter. Once it becomes frothy add the garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook about 1 minutes, flip them over and cook another minute. Squeeze in the lemon juice and grind in some more pepper. Cook just until shrimp are pink throughout.