But every so often, there will be a recipe that is short and simple that catches my eye, mostly due to the ingredients.
This recipe from Honest Cooking is one of those. Shrimp, lime juice, tomatoes? Sign me up.
I got started by giving the onion a rough chop. The recipe calls for a jalapeno, but none were to be found at the market. But never fear, I just upped the crushed red pepper flakes for some heat.
The onions and crushed pepper got a good saute, until the onions had softened.
It only took one bite to know this was a keeper. The taste of the tomatoes really comes through, the zip of the lime juice is just enough to make your taste buds sing, and the shrimp turned out juicy and delicious.
And while we ate all the shrimp, there was still a decent amount of sauce leftover. We plan on putting it on our next pizza for a real taste treat.
Sometimes simple is better.