Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sauteed Apples and Onions with Shrimp

One crazy night, I thought of the idea of sauteing apples. Then I googled it and realized that lots of people do it all the time, and that it is not, really that crazy of an idea. Which is good for me because it means I am not crazy.

Any how, here is my take on sauteed apples (which are delicious) and onions together, making apple more of a savory dish than a sweet one.

Sauteed Apples and Onions with Shrimp
Slice apples, cut them horizontally against the core rather than with the core to get the pretty star pattern (though regular sliced apples would be fine.)  Use a crisp and sweet variety, like Honeycrisp or Gala, or maybe even granny smith. Mushy apples or mild/bland ones won't do you much good here.

Chopped onions, generously sliced for larger pieces.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Fresh parsley, for some nice, mild flavor.

Add a dash of vinegar.

There are any combinations of spices and herbs you could use here for delicious flavor, just remember that the apples and onions together will be pretty sweet, even if the dish is savory.

Saute in olive oil until the apples and onions are both soft, but not soggy.

Remove the mixture from the pan, leaving just a few onions and apples in the pan, then cook whatever meat or sauce you want to go with the apples and onions. I mixed in some shrimp, cooking them in the pan to let them get the flavor of the apples and onions, then tossed them all together once it was done.


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