Friday, May 08, 2009
Ever on the look out for inspiration I was noticing that Healthy . Delicious was doing a 'meat free Fridays' post and it looked like a lot of fun so after missing out the last few Fridays I finally got my butt in gear and came up with something. Whats nice about this is the somewhat lenient aspect of letting me use shrimp.
I found some artichokes for fifty cents each and how do you say no to that? Jacques Pepin would teach you how to turn that little windfall into a twenty dollar profit - each. Well maybe twenty is a little much but the point is still there. I steamed them up in the only way I have ever steamed them up while I pondered on their outcome.
Decidedly an aioli was in order, but not your run of the mill aioli this aioli is a roasted red pepper little emulsion because I wanted some oompf to go with the shrimp and artichoke.
Artichokes alone dipped in butter or aiolis or even plain old mayonaise with capers is a treat I look forward to every spring but to kick it up with shrimp -dang it makes me feel like I live in nothern california and I can do what ever I want with an artichoke. If you want to be hard-core meat free then leave out the shrimp! Plus this isnt even 'cooking' I steamed everything for petes sake! Plus you try and make an artichoke look good.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 12:01 AM