I am Love #foodnflix

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?


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
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!  ;)

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Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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