29 June 2016

I am Love #foodnflix

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Food 'n' Flix is a movie and food lovers group that uses film to inspire cooking.  This month's movie, I am Love, is set in Italy and of course, offers all kinds of inspiration. Our hostess, Evelyne, blogs at Culture Eatz.


The movie is of the Recchi family, a wealthy one whose money comes from the garment industry in Italy.  The grandfather retires, leaves the business to his son AND grandson, stating that "it will take two men to replace me" and from that point on, everything seems to unravel.  The wife falls for the friend of her son's, and they have a love affair, both physical and with food.  Watching her eat prawns, well, that will never be the same for me!  The movie has an abrupt but appropriate ending, different from what you might imagine.

The movie set was so beautiful.  Full of crystal, china, gloved waiters, chandeliers that sparkled, fancy silver.  For those who love mansions, you will love this set.

So how was I inspired to cook for this movie?   Do I even need to say it?

Shrimp.



Pan Roasted Shrimp

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (6 servings)
  • 2 lbs giant prawns, head and shells on
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 2 t paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 lemon sliced thin
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
Make a marinade of 1/4 c of the oil, paprika, garlic and lemon, salt and pepper. Toss the shrimp until coated and marinate for up to 2 hours in the fridge.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with the remaining olive oil. Remove shrimp from marinade and place into the skilled. Saute for 3 minutes until the shells are bright and there's a nice char.
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While these shrimp didn't make us close our eyes and swoon, they were delicious and there was a little heat going on... that Spanish paprika does it every time!  ;)

Join us in July as we watch Popeye with Robin Williams!


23 comments :

  1. what a wonderful way to be inspired. You have two of my loves here food and movies. This is my kind of fun.

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  2. What an excellent idea! This recipe looks amazing. I'm not too great at cooking shrimp - but will have to give this a try

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  3. I'd never heard of this movie, I'll have to check it out. Popeye was a fun family favorite as a kid. I miss Robin Williams... Patch Adams was another good one of his.

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  4. Hurray someone made the lustful prawn dish, it looks fabulous terri. Was the scenery and every item in that movie not just gorgeous! Glad you liked it.

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  5. That looks really delicious. I am pretty sure that my husband would love this.

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  6. I love anything shrimp and now my kids love it too. I may go to the store and buy some for tomorrows dinner now..thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. I definitely love mansions. Sounds like a good movie for me to watch. And prawns is one of my favorite things to eat. I love how you added the spicy paprika for extra bite. Beautiful photography!

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  8. Those shrimp look really lovely! AND ... next month is Popeye with Robin Williams? I'm a huge fan of that movie. I watched it far too many times a child. It's a great film.

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  9. What a beautiful dish! Love how big the shrimp are! I am wondering though are shrimp and prawns the same?

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  10. Wow! This is so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Might just do it this weekend too!

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  11. I love this and I am sure it is very inspiring! I love food and movies so this is perfect for me!

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  12. I love a little bit of heat from spanish paprika! I am going to have to try this out! So super fun!

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  13. Your pictures are amazing! Shrimp is one of my favorite foods, so this is a definite for me. So simple, but so tasty!

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  14. Looks delicious! I've always planned on cooking shrimp but I never got around to it. I'm watching a show called Young and Hungry (the main character is a young girl, who is a chef). It's more to do with drama, since it is a sitcom, but it's such a cute show!

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  15. This looks so yummy! Now i want shrimp and rice, I'll have to make it like this the next time i make shrimp!

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  16. I am really surprised there weren't more shrimp dishes b/c it seems like the pivotal scene in the film was that food porn prawn scene. :)

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  17. Mmmm, this looks absolutely amazing...just as lustworthy as the shrimp in the film!

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  18. The prawns would have been my second choice. Great pick for this month's inspiration Terri.

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  19. Hah! I was hoping someone went for the 'lusty prawns!' ;-) These look delicious with the lemon and paprika and I love the gorgeous and colorful plating. So pretty!

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  20. Oh my! That dish looks divine! THat is my favorite kind of meal! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe! Will give it a try for my family! :)

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  21. That looks great! I'll have to try it out on a date night for my husband and I.

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  22. Oh shrimp is one of my favorite foods Terri! Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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