What I Made: Shrimp Fajitas (Sorry Grandma)

My Grandma is a faithful reader of CSA in the City, and each week when I talk to her, she lets me know which recipes looked good, and which did not. You see, Grandma is not a shrimp fan (she’s allergic, so you can’t blame her). The last few times I made a recipe with shrimp, Grandma made sure to tell me everything I posted that week looked good, except the shrimp. So with apologies to Grandma, here’s another shrimp recipe, this time with a Southwestern flair.

The shrimp marinate for a while in a mixture of lime juice, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce (buy one of the small cans at the store) and some garlic and cumin. I don’t have a grill, so I cooked them in a skillet on the stove. Then, I sliced this week’s red onion with some of last week’s green bell peppers.  They got a quick toss in the leftover shrimp marinade and were sautéed until done.

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What I Made: Warm Escarole Salad with Shrimp

Online recipes can be hit or miss (have you seen Pinterest fails?), but when one comes by way of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, you start to feel bit better about your chances of success. I thought the original recipe was too salty, so I’ve tried to cut down on some of the salt for this version in the full recipe after the jump.

To start, wash and cut into strips around 10 cups of escarole.  Don’t worry, it cooks down!

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Mash anchovies with oil and butter until it forms a paste. Add garlic and capers and cook for a minute.

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Cut the radishes into bite-sized chunks.

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Add to pan over medium high heat and cook for around 3 minutes.

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Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally.

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Mmmmm…shrimp.

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Add about half the escarole.  Cook it until it has wilted down, about a minute.

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Add the rest of the escarole. Cook for another minute.

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I told you it would cook down! Remove from the heat, and toss with parmesan, lemon juice, and pepper, and enjoy.

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