Smokin’ Summer Shrimp Wraps
1 pound large shrimp
4 ears of corn
6 small sweet peppers
1 small red onion
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion & garlic powders
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
white wine (opt)
Peel and devein the shrimp. Cut the corn off the cobs. Dice the peppers, onion, avocados. Cut top off pineapple and cut off about a 2-inch thick slab. Carefully trim the outer skin and cut fruit away from the fibrous center, then dice.
In a pan, heat about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on medium heat. Add onions, corn, and peppers. Sauté until the peppers have a little charred look to them. Put the mix into a separate bowl and set aside.
Rinse the pan, return to medium heat, and add shrimp and 1 teaspoon of the butter. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over the shrimp, then add the smoked paprika, onion & garlic powders over the shrimp. Add a splash or two of white wine if desired, 2 tablespoons max. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until shrimp is pink on one side, then turn shrimp over in the pan. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes until other side is pink.
Turn off burner and add the last 2 tablespoons of the butter. With a fork or spatula, slowly swirl the butter around until it is fully melted. Continue to stir shrimp in the sauce every few minutes as the sauce thickens. Sauce should be silky and well-blended with the spices.
Detach the largest leaves from the bibb lettuce. Use two lettuce leaves to make one wrap shell. Fill the wrap with corn mix, then shrimp, then top with avocado and pineapple. Stir the sauce again to be sure all the spices are mixed in, then drizzle the sauce over the shrimp mixture.
Even though they’re wraps, you’ll want to grab a fork anyway, because they make a fun mess but you won’t want to stop eating. Long live Summer!
Faith Harvest Sunrise
Tropical Mango Juice
Maraschino Cherries, in juice and with stems
Find your favorite fancy glass, the one that makes you feel like the queen you truly are. Fill it 2/3 of the way with Pineapple Bubly and 1/3 of the way with tropical mango juice. SLOWLY drizzle a little cherry juice down the side so that it settles on the bottom in that glorious sunrise kinda way. Garnish the glass with a cherry on the rim. Today is going to be fabulous and so are you.