Roasted Garlic Shrimp Lettuce Cups & Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

20130519-102841.jpgYou can use lettuce to wrap just about anything. It’s low carb and makes for a nice healthy lunch or dinner. When I make shrimp, I like to use my roasted garlic olive oil. It’s pretty handy to make ahead and use for just about anything.  2 Servings of 3 lettuce cups

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Lettuce Cups

  • Butter Lettuce Leaves – 6 total
  • 8 uncooked medium shrimp
  • 4-6 cloves of roasted garlic and 1-2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 diced roma tomato
  • 3 tbsp of diced green onion
  1. In a small pan, put the garlic and the olive oil and heat on medium. Using a fork or spatula, I mash the garlic to make a roasted garlic paste.
  2. Add the shrimp and cook until done 5-7 minutes depending. Dice Shrimp into smaller pieces if necessary.
  3. Add Shrimp to Lettuce Cup, top with diced tomato and green onion and serve with your favorite hot sauce.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil (Make in Advance)

  • 4 heads of garlic with the heads cut off
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Large Piece of Aluminum foil
  • Baking Pan or dish
  1. Put the Aluminum Foil in the baking pan. Sit Garlic up with the tops off and spread on the head pieces around them.
  2. Pour the olive oil on top of the garlic and bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until they pop out of the garlic easily. Let cool and remove the garlic from the skin and put in a jar of olive oil.

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Rogue Chocolate Stout and Bacon BBQ sauce

Rogue Chocolate Stout and Bacon BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 ½ cup of Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • 6 pieces of chopped bacon cut into bits

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add pieces of chopped bacon to pot. Stir to cook the bacon until half way cooked, then mix together with the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar and butter. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add beer and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time is needed.20120518-133511.jpg20120518-133520.jpg20120518-133540.jpg