Perhaps rabbits do crave human interaction? I mean, look at that cuddle face (and random bald spot). Happy Hop Day!
Inspiration is a fickle thing. I do not mean to say I wish to feel inspired all the time, but around this time in the week, I start thinking about what I want to make over the next weekend, and sometimes having at least the slightest inkling is helpful.
At times, like this weekend for instance, I am bursting full of different ideas for recipes and have no idea how I’m going to fit them all into one tiny weekend.
Other times, however, I’m not so lucky (?) on the ideas front. I find my mind grasping at the threads of way too many ideas, never settling on anything concrete until the urgency of hunger sets in.
I’ve found that focusing on a fresh ingredient, or something lonely/soon to spoil helps direct my thoughts for recipe design. When that focus fell on an open bag of shrimp getting a little freezer burned, I knew I needed to do something with it. And bam, shrimp scampi pizza was born, well, because I needed to use the bread up too. Resourcefulness for the win, and it’s darn tasty to boot!
One Year Ago: Pulled Chicken
- ½ loaf French bread, cut into four sections
- ½ pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ cup white wine
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I also added some feta)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently until very fragrant. Add in the red pepper flakes, wine and lemon juice and let cook for another few minutes. Add in the shrimp and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the shrimps are cooked through.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a pastry brush, brush some of the liquid left in the pan onto each of the bread sections, then spoon equal portions of the shrimp and garlic onto each piece. Top with cheese and place the breads on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!