Monday, June 14, 2010

Smoked paprika Shrimp with tomato and vegetables

1 pound decent sized shrimp
1/2 onion, cut into rings
1 bell pepper, yellow red or orange julienned
1 cup chickpeas canned or fresh (fresh is better, Costco has them now)
2 large tomatoes or 4 romas, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
3 tbsp butter
2 tsp smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste

first, saute onions and peppers in a little oil until the start to soften. Add garlic and keep stirring until fragrant and just golden. Add chickpeas and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. cover with water and simmer for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile mix thawed shrimp and paprika and let flavors meld. When all vegetables are soft add shrimp and butter and continue to cook until the shrimp is pink. don't overcook or you have rubber dog toy shrimps.

serve over rice.

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