Friday, June 1, 2012

A Friday night memory from long ago...

Being raised in a Catholic home so many years ago, on Friday the main course was always fish, at school (even though I  did not go to a Catholic school) and at home.  One of my favorite seafoods was and still is shrimp.  Mother, being a Georgia peach from Savannah knew so many wonderful ways to prepare shrimp as well as other seafoods.  This was one of her go to meals when she was in a hurry or needed to stretch the main course to feed my 5 hungry brothers, daddy, herself and me.  You can always add another cup of rice. Add a salad and some bread and you have a grand meal in a little bit of time, with minimal effort.

Mama's Shrimp and Rice
3 T butter
1 med. Onion minced
1 chopped Bell pepper/green pepper
1 clove minced Garlic
1/4 C chopped pimento
1/2 C sliced  mushrooms
1 C Rice uncooked
1 lb Shrimp cleaned and divined
1 t salt
1 Bay leaf
2 C Water
Saute onion, pepper, garlic, mushrooms, pimento in butter till tender and transparent.
Add remaining ingredients except for the shrimp.
Cover and cook on low heat about 30 minutes, Add the shrimp for the last 5 minutes

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