Friday, August 20, 2010

I'll make dinner if you make me a drink...

I'll make dinner if you make me a drink...
Sounds like a fair trade right?
All I wanted was a skinny girl margarita... is that too much to ask?
I spent an hour and a half preparing this meal:

And I got to watch this happen:

Yes folks, that's my skinny margarita he's drinking...

Dave must have had too much fun in the chat room of his fantasy football draft because this is the explanation I got:
Dave: It's strong BUT I think you're going to hate it.
Me: uhh ok can you dillute it?
Dave: Nah, you wanna beer? I'll just drink this.
Me: (rolls eyes) and grabs the wine..

Baked Eggplant with Shrimp - recipe copied from The Red Bar in Grayton Beach Florida where we had THE best time our last night on vacation!
Ingredients: (I doubled this recipe)
1 eggplant (halved lengthwise)
1/2 cup olive oil
8 medium shrimp
1/8 cup choped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs (I used half this amount)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used shredded)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Scoop out the flesh of the eggplant, chop, and reserve. Coat shells with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper; set aside.

2. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Saute shrimp, basil and garlic until shrimp turns pink, about 1 minute. Stir in the reserved chopped eggplant. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in wine, and cook 5 minutes.

3. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix in the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. If mixture is dry, stir in more olive oil. Stuff mixture into eggplant shells, and sprinkle top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until eggplant is tender.
I served it with spanish rice b/c that's what I had.
We loved this dish and I'm glad b/c it was kind of a pain to make.


opal said...

Wow, I am so looks amazing, Dave is a lucky man! But shame on him for drinking your drink!

Emily said...

that's hilarious. I made one from Bethenny's recipe on her website and it was super strong -- I had to wait for the ice to melt some before I could really drink it all. But, it makes for a cheap date!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That looks delish!!