While a lot of the recipes I post are more complicated, truth be told, my favorite meals are often very simple – fresh, high-quality ingredients with quick preparations. I wish I had the time to make more involved meals every night, but life gets in the way. 😉
One of my favorite easy meals is pan seared shrimp. The whole meal is done in ~15-20 minutes, and always hits the spot after nighttime cardio.
Servings: 2 hungry people or 3-4 less hungry people
Prep Time: 5-10 min
Cook Time: 7 min
- 1 pound shrimp
- 1/2 tsp each salt (I used Chili Lab Piquin Salt), pepper
- 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, toasted onion powder, paprika
- 1 tsp Kerrygold butter (or macadamia nut oil)
- 1 1/2 T almond flour
(1) Peel and devein the shrimp (save the shells for stock!), and season with all spices.
(2) Meanwhile, heat a pan on high heat and add the butter or oil. I like to use butter and let it heat until sizzling/browned – about 2-3 minutes.
(3) Add the shrimp and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes.
(4) Flip and then sprinkle the almond flour evenly over the shrimp. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, making sure to stir all the seasoning/almond flour around before removing from the pan.
(5) Serve hot.
I made mine with seared Chilean sea bass (chili salt seasoned, and seared with no oil for 6 min/side) and lamb burgers topped with manchego (seasoned with cumin, cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, and a dash of paprika, and cooked medium rare in a hot pan for 4-6 min/side, depending on thickness) for friends – this way, we each got what we were craving and could try a bit of everyone else’s meal. I also threw together a quick side of some greens and microgreens with guacamole (1 avocado, 1 tomatillo, 1 scallion, a big squeeze of lime juice, lime zest from 1/2 a lime, salt, and cilantro). The whole meal took about 30 minutes to make, which is perfect for a busy night.