Results from the inaugural Peruser’s Druthers poll are in! Sounds like y’all wanna hear about my almost-relationship with Gérard Depardieu, and I’ve gotta tell you: 2.0 was pretty relieved. But I won’t be telling you that story today. Nope. Because I’ve got a little situation with my left hand which makes typing un-fun. I’m lurching around the interwebs like Frankenstein’s monster on a trampoline. But don’t worry, little lambs, I’m on the mend!
So, to tide you over (and build a little Depardieu suspense), I thought I’d share one of my most favourite meals with you. This little ditty has been in my repertoire for years and years. I make it for myself when 2.0 travels – because he doesn’t like shrimp – and I made some today because it always makes me feel less beastly.
You can get the recipe on Epicurious. It’s super easy to make, and takes only minutes to throw together. The fennel has a nice crunch (slice it thin), the feta adds a satisfying saltiness, and the shrimp? Well, shrimp is a party for your mouth. This dish ain’t pretty, but it is delicious. I make the recipe almost exactly as written, except I stir the feta and dill in as I’m cooking the shrimp, so the cheese gets a little melty and saucy (rather than using it as a garnish). I usually use frozen shrimp that has been defrosted, peeled, deveined, and de-tailed. (I don’t eat tail.)
Hey, did you know that Gérard Depardieu has been in about 170 movies? Probably not. You don’t know him like I do…