Shrimp Shakshuka

Shrimp Shakshuka

I found this sugar free recipe for making a shrimp, tomato, egg dish. Check out the recipe at Priscillacooks.

1.  Saute onions in olive oil in a large skillet until soft and add garlic and stir.

2.   Add 1/2 lb of shrimp in skillet after onions are moved to the side.  Cook about 2 minutes on each side.  Remove shrimp.

3.  Add Nello's tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, spices, and lemon juice.  Cook for 10 minutes.

4.  Make 6 well within the sauce and crack eggs one by one into each of the wells.

5.  Cook until whites are set, but yolks are runny.

6.  Arrange shrimp in pan around the eggs, and spoon sauce over shrimp  Cook until yolks reach desired firmness.
 This is delicious.  I made enough so that I prepared a couple of frozen meals.  I found that it freezes well.
Ready to freeze.

A Kitchen Tip When Using Butter

I've not been blogging here lately, because my husband is ill and I spend a lot of time caring for him.  So I've not done a lot of cooking. I did want to share a little trick I've learned when I store my butter so it will be easy to use when needed.

When I take a quarter pound out of the package and before I peel the paper off, I score the butter along the lines that are marked "tablespoon". When I remove the paper, I can slice down along the scored marks and voila I have 8 tablespoons of butter ready when I need them.
8 tablespoons of butter.

I find that often a recipe calls for 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter, so I have them ready.
Two tablespoons of butter in the pan ready to cook.

Whenever I have folks in for dinner, I put individual butter pats at each place so each person will have his own butter.  The little cubes of 1 tablespoon each, fit perfectly into a butter pat.
One serving of butter in a butter pat ready to set at each place for dinner.
If a recipe calls for 1/4 cup of butter, you just need to remember that's 4 tablespoons or 1/2 cup is 8 tablespoons.  1/3 cup is roughly 6 tablespoons.

Just a little tip that I've learned now that I am learning to cook.