Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to give yourself a heart attack: creamy shrimp and bacon

As much as I love Real Simple magazine, I think they might be trying to kill me. I swear that every dish has at least three of these ingredients:
1)bacon
2)whole cream
3)wine
4)cheese

Not that it's a bad thing, but I would like us to still be cooking 50 years from now.

Creamy Shrimp With Corn and Bacon

From the April 2009 issue

Serves 4
Hands-On Time: 25 minutes (ha!)

Total Time: 25 (more like 40!)

Ingredients
1 cup long-grain white rice
Kosher salt and black pepper
4 slices bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (or depooped in the Snowgoose house!)
1 10-ounce package frozen corn

Directions

In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine rice, 1 1/4 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. (Do not lift the lid or stir!) Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork before serving.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel, let cool, then break into pieces. Wipe out the skillet.

Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the cream and bring to a boil. Stir in the shrimp, corn, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Simmer until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the bacon; serve over the rice.

Cooks notes:

We don't eat white rice in the Snowgoose household and we didn't have brown rice on hand, so we used orzo instead.

As requested by Mr. S, we used 2x the bacon

But omitted the white wine because SOMEONE drank the cooking wine. I'm not naming any names (Mr. Snowgoose). But actually, the wine wasn't missed.

We cooked this late one Sunday night, so there are no photos, by Real Simple has what theirs looks like.

I sent the leftovers to work with Mr. S and his dad and all they other attorneys were jealous of the bacon goodness.

Would I make this again. Probably not.

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