Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day Ten- Shrimp Scampi with Leeks and Tomatoes

Day Ten of Gypsy's Two Week Detox:

Do you think about tomorrow? What you will eat tomorrow? I'm guilty of that. But sometimes, focusing too much on what will happen makes you stop looking at whats happening right now. So many times its about finishing something up or waiting for something to start. It's only when I look back that I realize how many things I really have finished. Like ten days of this detox. I haven't truly celebrated whats already taken place because I'm always so worried about whats going to happen next. I guess it's called contentment. I'm not really talking about food here. Witt has written some really lovely songs, but this one he wrote for me one night randomly on the guitar (most likely during one of my moments...) is my favorite. I have it written down and hanging in the kitchen because its a good reminder:

You worry so much about tomorrow, 
When you aint even done with today
You always try to manipulate the outcome, 
When you know its gonna have its own way
You worry so much about tomorrow,
You might not make it through today 
I can promise you one thing baby
The sun will rise again the day after tomorrow
You're gonna make it through another day

 And if God knows what the birds are going to eat, I guess he knows what will happen to me. So, speaking of nothing thats related, let's talk about shrimp. Shrimp Scampi but without the butter, and its really really good.

Gypsy Slow Down

Day Ten:

Breakfast: Two Clementines and Coffee with Rice Milk

Lunch: Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Olives and Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Shrimp Scampi with Leeks and Tomatoes 

Shrimp Scampi with Leeks and Tomatoes

2 leeks, chopped
1 half sweet onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 to 1 pound shrimp
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon white truffle oil (optional)
Angel hair pasta, cooked

Saute leeks and onion until golden. Add wine and tomatoes and cook until wine is almost all the way cooked out. Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Toss with truffle oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss with pasta and serve (if not on a detox, sprinkle with parmesan cheese).

I accidentally used tomatoes with chilies and it gave the pasta a lot of heat, but in a good away. If you are feeling it, use a can with chilies or just add a few green chilies to the pan.

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