Monday, March 7, 2011

grilled shrimp

We developed this dish as an appetizer in our old restaurant, amaya. Those really were the good old days. When you have great, fresh ingredients sometimes it's just best to serve them simply. This appetizer called for large shrimp, tail on, peel off, marinated in a very simple sauce with olive oil, garlic, lemon, some herbs and then grilled.  Even though I wasn't the biggest seafood fan, running and developing the restaurant got me to appreciate good seafood. It was great fun coming up with early concepts for the menu. Lots of experimentation and quite a few successes. Unfortunately, because of licensing issues with the location, we had to close down. We are waiting for the day and the opportunity to bring amaya back. She will come back with a vengeance.