15 Garlic Clove Shrimp & Zucchini
(Invented for last night's dinner)
FIFTEEN CLOVES??? Yup, and it doesn't overpower the dish, either!
15 cloves of garlic, sliced very thin
1/2 inch fresh ginger, minced
2 inches lemongrass, minced
1/2 stick of real butter
3 5 inch zucchini, sliced diagonally 1 inch thick
12 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 pound shrimp (I used pre-cooked)
3/4 cup chicken stock
cornstarch for thickening
Saute the garlic, lemongrass and ginger in the melted butter for about 3 minutes. Add the zucchini, saute for another 3-4 minutes. Add shrimp, tomatoes, chicken stock, mix well. Cover and let simmer about 5 minutes. Mix 2-3 tsp cornstarch with a small amount of water or stock, add to boiling sauce and stir till thickened. Salt to taste. Serve on linguini. This got "good enough for restaurant fare", our highest award!