July 19, 2018

That Time I Made Garlic Shrimp...

I bought this crazy-old out-of-print cookbook put out by Bennigan's on Amazon, hoping there would be a recipe for their chicken fingers. There wasn't. So I made this recipe instead.

Make ahead:  
Garlic Lemon Butter
Cream 1 stick of softened butter with an electric mixer.
Mix in 2 tsp crushed garlic and 1.5 tsp lemon juice until smooth.
Refrigerate until needed.

I eat anything that doesn't need a knife with chopsticks
Garlic Shrimp

1lb peeled, de-veined shrimp
1/4 c + 2 Tbsp garlic lemon butter
1lb linguini or 4 servings rice

4 tsp bread crumbs
4 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
4 tsp fresh minced parsley

1) Cook pasta/rice, drain and set aside.
2) Melt 1/4 c. garlic lemon butter in a saute pan on medium-low heat.
3) Add shrimp and cook for 5-6 minutes, turning after 3 minutes.  They are done when opaque and pinkish in color. Do not overcook or they will be tough and chewy.
4) Microwave remaining butter in microwave with pasta/rice for 45 seconds. Mix then keep covered until ready to use.
5) Serve pasta/rice in a large bowl with shrimp poured on top.
6) If desired, sprinkle with optional ingredients to garnish.


  1. Let me know if you ever find a recipe for the chicken strips from TGI Friday's. Oh my word, they're to die for. Especially with whatever honey mustard they come with.

  2. Oh wow, these seem simple and doable. I might try them next week! :)

  3. @Stacey: You should write Friday's a letter and tell them to put them in supermarkets like the mozz stix and 'tato skins.

    @Apfel: Oooo! If you do you should take a picture and send it to me! [about.to.blog @ gmail]

  4. Oh snap! That looks so so tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm pretty sure I'm making it A.S.A.P.

  5. Does the cook book by any chance have their old healthy chicken stir fry recipe? I used to love that!

  6. I looked and it does not appear to. It is 22 years old so I doubt any of the stuff we saw on their menu is in there.