I cant keep quiet for sometime, from getting my hands dirty:( On the other day, as usual I was on the trip (from deep South to North America)…on a thick cloudy snow day, where there are hardly any people around (the local population of each county, proudly displayed less than 100), it was a remote country side inn (now, you can imagine all the ghost movie’s houses that comes to your mind first). There was not even any fast food joint in the visibility, for a simple Sub or French fries…one has to travel 30 miles???!!!
When I was in India (hostel), I used to tell my friends…give me 2 cloves of garlic I can show you the magic…make this hostel meal and an edible one:) [Note: I never utter the word, yucky to any worst meals, I encountered. My mother never tolerated people cursing their meals and so am I].
Back to the story, here the good news is…they had a country store nearby and the Inn was well-equipped with some cutlery. I have survived in more-drastic conditions…so, this never scared me a little. Good, I could manage decent cooking, anywhere…am proud of myself at last! Anyhow, I think, managing with just basics is an art’ than being very particular about everything that is thought to be required! So, when I found this shrimps and one garlic head, its a triumph:)
Shrimps large – with skin on (but please remove the head and gut)
Garlic 7-10 cloves – chopped or minced, as you please
Pepper powder – as per taste
To garnish, cilantro or green onions or curry leaves(whatever you find that day)
Oil few spoons.
Nothing fancy, heat up the skillet or griddle. Add oil and shrimps, followed by garlic…stir-fry over high heat. Once it is tender enough…add salt and pepper.
Serve warm to go as a filling to tortillas or steamed rice, or one can even eat it with chips…like me:)