Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Simple Supper

Written by Patti on April 22nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I know how busy we all get, but you still want to eat healthy fare.  This is a quick little dish that never disappoints. It would be great for company, too.  Happy Thursday!

Super Quick and Delicious!

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Bacon, Mint and Chiles
Adapted from Food and Wine


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound thickly sliced bacon, cut crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 1 1/2 pounds shelled and deveined large shrimp
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint


  1. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil.
  2. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the fat has been rendered.
  3. Spoon off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet.
  4. Stir in the garlic and whole chiles and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until they are pink and curled, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the wine and cook until nearly evaporated, about 1 minute.
  7. Stir in the mint, transfer to plates, garnish with more mint, and serve.
This is so simple! Try it and let me know what you think. I usually serve this over cous cous – yummy!
xoxo, Patti

Comments are closed.