Shrimp Stuffed Peppers


All good food has a story. A memory that instantly comes to mind. It's like a mini time travel, or a happy flashback. This recipe reminds me of good times with friends. It was a summer day and a full kitchen, the grill was on and music was playing in the other room when a friend of mine first introduced me to this recipe. I love to learn how to make food in new ways, especially from those I love. And these shrimp stuffed peppers are seriously delicious. I love how easy they are to make too.

All you need is:

10 yellow or white chilies
1/2 lb. cooked shrimp
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter


Directions:

1. Melt butter in a skillet. Add onions, and cook until soft.
2. Chop shrimp and then add to the skillet along with the garlic. Cook a few minutes more on medium to high heat, so the butter is cooking down but not burning.
3. Meanwhile, wash, dry, and slice in half lengthwise the chilies, and remove seeds. Lay chili halves side by side on a baking pan.
4. Turn off heat and spoon the shrimp mixture into the chilies, evenly distributing the mixture amongst the halves.
5. Place in broiler on high for 8-10 minutes, or until the shrimp edges start to brown.
(Alternately you can place on the BBQ)


Serve with  a dollop of mayonnaise, a dash of soy sauce and fresh lime wedges. 

It might sound like an odd combination, but the flavor explosion is so amazing and perfectly balanced. 
The summer days are slipping away, and this recipe is a great summer meal, light, fast and easy to make. Try them soon! Let me know how you like them! 

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