Southern Beauty

Submitted by Christi
Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch

with Between Naps on the Porch

I’ve been posting about my nephew all week. He has been asked to submit an audition video to Top Shot, a series on the History Channel featuring some of the top shots in the nation! He is a wonderful guy and a great shot and has served his nation proudly!

Please check out his video. If you have a YouTube account, you can give him  a thumbs up and a comment. Either way, I invite you to meet my favorite nephew and see his video.

Bryan and his wife, Shara have some lovely china.  Their wedding china is a lovely red and white.  See the beautiful table they set?

Today’s Lagniappe:  Garlic Lemon Shrimp
I think Bryan and Shara would love this one!

For the citrus vinaigrette:

1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
3 tablespoons each: lemon juice, key lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black freshly ground pepper

For the shrimp:

1/4 cup olive oil
30 jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 teaspoon each: salt, black freshly ground pepper
3 lemons, halved

For the vinaigrette, mix parsley, lemon and lime juices and garlic in a large bowl. Gradually add the olive oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until all is incorporated and the mixture looks creamy. Whisk in salt and pepper. Refrigerate overnight in a covered container.

For the shrimp, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat until just short of smoking, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp in a single layer as much as possible. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the shrimp. Cook, without stirring, 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium-high; turn shrimp. Cook until pink, about 3 minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of the vinaigrette to the pan. Cook until the vinaigrette just begins to bubble and the shrimp are barely done, about 45 seconds, moving the shrimp around with a spoon so the vinaigrette flows evenly around all the shrimp. Remove from heat; let the shrimp sit in the pan 30 seconds; pour the shrimp and sauce into a large shallow pasta bowl or serving platter. Garnish with lemon halves.

Makes 6 servings.

16 Responses to “Southern Beauty”

  1. Miss Merry Says:

    Those red and white dishes are just beautiful! Such a pretty table and patriotic, too. The Garlic Lemon Shrimp would look lovely on the plates, too. My mouth is watering!

  2. marlis Says:

    ooh thanks for the recipe.. I’ll be trying this. the dishes are lovely as is the wonderful floral centerpiece. Beautiful table.

  3. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    Lovely table. The dishes are beautiful and those flowers are so pretty! Good luck to your nephew.

  4. Debbie Says:

    Gorgous china!! I think it has a federal look to it. I can imagine it in all kinds of settings… all beautiful. I love the way it is set in this table with the white table and red runner. It makes it particularly regal looking. That centerpiece is lovely too!

  5. Mimi Says:

    Beautiful table…very pretty china…gorgeous flowers.

  6. Natasha Says:

    The china is lovely! I have posted about red and white as a theme today too!

    Good luck to your nephew!

    Best wishes,

  7. mama Says:

    Bryan did good, as usual. The table is just beautiful and I know if he cooks the meal to go with it, it will be great too.

  8. Marsha Harris (Splenderosa) Says:

    Love the recipe you gave us. The table is fab. I never have time to actually do this any longer, and have to go back to my pics from other days. xx’s

  9. Marsha Harris (Splenderosa) Says:

    Recipe sounds wonderful and easy too. What you’ve done today is so nice.

  10. Cuisine Kathleen Says:

    That china is lovely! So many possibilities!

  11. Jo Ann Says:

    I love those dishes! Good thing I don’t know where they live – I’d be tempted to sneak over to their house and “borrow” them permanently! LOL The table is beautiful and they did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing with the us.

  12. lulu Says:

    Omigosh, we could combine our dishes today. Don’t you just love the red and white? I’m finding so many things to do with my new estate sale purchase. Your flowers are beautiful…did you arrange?

  13. Artie Says:

    Your tablescape is stunning!! Love that flower arrangement! Just gorgeous, and full of fun and life and texture, and color, and I could go on and on and on!!! You always have the best tables – such inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Entertaining Women Says:

    The double runner under the plates is a great idea, and I do love the red and white china. The centerpiece is elegant. Thank you for sharing your recipe and your charming design. Cherry Kay

  15. Heather Says:

    Hello! I found your blog via “Between Naps on the Porch”, and I’m so glad that I did! It is so neat that your nephew is auditioning for Top Shot. Although I am not a gun enthusiast, my husband is, and we watched the first season of Top Shot together. It is such an interesting and entertaining show to watch, even if you’re not interested in markmanship. Please wish your nephew good luck! If you have time, stop by and visit my blog sometime! 🙂

  16. Marydon Says:

    I come to see what ideas I may learn from you … you are such an inspiration for change. Fabulous!

    Have a beautiful PS & holiday weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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