Now to give a little background, A.J. is such a good friend, in fact, that he stood on my side of the wedding party, as my bridesman.
And no, this was not at all influenced by that horrible Patrick Dempsey movie.
Anywho, I don't get to see him much since we live in separate states, but on the rare occasion he's in town, it's always a treat!
For this visit, we decided to stay in and cook a little, since his sales job often keeps him on the road. Upon looking in the freezer and seeing that I had shrimp, he quickly got super excited to do a recipe he's had a couple times before!
Honey Ginger Shrimp
adapted from Allrecipes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon freshly minced ginger
1 teaspoon honey
1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and honey; cook and stir until fragrant. Add the shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring as needed, until shrimp are pink and opaque. Serve immediately.