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Almond Shrimp and Peppers

Almond Shrimp and Peppers

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds medium, raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup Blue Diamond® Blanched Slivered Almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh basil
  • or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon for garnish

Directions

Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice and next four ingredients; marinate shrimp in mixture for 15 minutes at room temperature. Sauté almonds in 2 tablespoons butter until they begin to turn golden. Add shrimp and red bell pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes until shrimp are just tender. Remove from heat and stir in herbs, salt, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.