C.A.Y.G.O., which stands for Clean As You Go, is my mantra whenever I'm in the kitchen. But shhh... I have a confession to make. I am not that good at staying true to my mantra while I work. When I cook, I follow the system of organized chaos, but I must admit that sometimes I wish I could maintain the C.A.Y.G.O. system.
When my mother-in-law was here a few weeks ago, I watched in total amazement as she kept the kitchen clean while she cooked dinner. She definitely had established the C.A.Y.G.O. system in her routine. I thought I could replicate that, but it still remains a work in progress.
There is, however, one thing I was able to replicate: her Shrimp a la Mama Bernie. I was able to mimic the scrumptious taste of her dish, and I even removed the long shrimp whiskers just as she taught me. As for applying the C.A.Y.G.O. method as strictly as she does... we don't really need to dwell on that part haha.
Here is the recipe that she shared with me during her visit. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Until the next post, let me leave you with this recipe:
Shrimp a Ala Mama Bernie
2-3 lbs. shrimp
1 can of 7 up
freshly chopped thyme
salt and pepper
Boil shrimp in a pan with a can of 7 up until the soda is reduced. Add butter. Sprinkle chopped thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Voila, dinner is ready! Yes it's that easy, and yet your family will think that what you've just made is something fancy!