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I cooked some'en: Freda and shrimps scampi w/limon

edited 2:34AM in EggHead Forum
Got a few days off and havent cooked for our friends in a spell so did a little cook today. Freda is generic name for a hen that my Sis gives to chicken so now ya know the title explenation! :laugh: Made up a rub of pepreka, chili powder, powder ginger, cummin, garlic, black pepper and sea salt. The raws:

Cut the top out of an OM and place in rack inserting the whole thing up the Freda. Next I slid my fingers under the breast and thigh skin and rubbed the meat down with the rub, coated skin with EVOO a put the rest of the rub on the skin. Cut lime in half and squeeze under skin well then stuff neck with one of the lime halfs. Tye the wings across chest close to body.

250 on platesetter till 160 breast. ;)

Break time!! :woohoo:

Next up:
Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
15 min


4 to 6 servings

For the lemon oil:

* 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 lemon, zested

For the pasta:

* 1 pound linguine pasta
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 shallots, diced
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 16 ounces frozen shrimp
* 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
* 1 lemon, zested
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 3 ounces arugula (about 3 packed cups)
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


For the lemon oil:

Combine the olive oil and the lemon zest in a small bowl and reserve.

For the pasta:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked linguine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Turn off the heat and add the arugula. Using a mesh sieve, strain the lemon zest out of the reserved lemon olive oil and add the oil to the pasta. The zest can be discarded. Add some of the cooking water to desired consistency. Add the chopped parsley to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Yep Stike and my secreat Santa! :whistle: Degree in anthropology and can cook as well! Hear's the raws:

Garlic and scallians saltaed and shrimps are on!

Almost ready to serve!

Yea I know...light beer BUT it was FREE lite beer! B)

Auron ate some'en in pasture yesterday that made him sick last night till 3:30am. I'm going to bed. Nite ya'll.


  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Looks great, as usual, Deane!

    Still miss ole Jake in the pics !
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    JL: Looks awesome as always! But, I'm so sorry not to see Jake in the finished pics. :( Yet another great cook! And I am sure you are missing your buddy. Keep posting your great food! :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Freda and shrimps lookin' mighty good! I found your rub interesting JL, in that it had neither heat nor sweet. Break time looks appropriate too! Sorry to hear Auron has a less picky appetite. I don't want to know what he can find to eat in a pasture. Poor pup, he'll learn . . . . I hope. LOL, I have had Labrador Retrievers that weren't very fussy about what they rolled in and never grew out of that. :sick:


  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Looks good JL
    Hope Auron is doing ok,
    they always seem to find the best stuff in the pasture :)

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Nice cooks Deane. :P I should get some shrimp and do it up. :)

    Tell Auron I hope he feels better. :whistle:

    We have some nice weather coming for the mid week. :)
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Nice pictorial there man! I have a newfound love for flat leaf parsley from my new chimmichurri I HAVE to try that pasta and shrimps - look fantastic.

    How's Auron doin today?
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Nice cook! I gotta try the lo-n-slo on chicken.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Fantastic pasta Deane Delicioso, Hope everything's OK
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,971
    Good cook; most important is to take care of the pup....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Yea first meal with all us togeather with out Jake. Was kind of strange. Germagator is fine. Got aholt of a dead squarrel or some'en that had not properly "aged" :pinch: Ran poor Andy the cat in the ground last night playing!
  • TweetyTweety Posts: 455
    Nice to see you posting again! Food looks amazing as always.
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Really great post :) But I will sadly admit that 1) I haven't been on the forum much lately and 2) thought to myself at the end of the post, "where is Jake?" :( a quick search revealed the very sad news which I had missed. I'm so very sorry for your loss; he had a very cool life, unlike many bird-pets! Hope Auron is feeling better. :)
  • Very nice Dean - like the eats and like the cocktail shot :)
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Nice cook Deane :) .....but sumpthin's missing. :(
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Looks fantastic Deane. Glad you had some time of to enjoy. As others have said, the last picture is just missing someting.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    It ALL looks FANTASTIC as usual.Hope pup feels better soon.
  • TN  EggerTN Egger Posts: 29
    Looks awesome!
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