This recipe for shrimp over lentils will make your tastebuds do a happy dance. Savory, sweet & spicy, this one has it all.
Welcome everybody to the February edition of the Crazy Ingredient Challenge!
I just love this challenge because it makes me “think outside the cookbook” and come up with something awesome from two unique ingredients that are not traditionally found in the same recipe. And I was so very excited for the two ingredients this month. Hold on to your hats folks… it’s Molasses & Lentils!!
You read that right…. these are two crazy ingredients!! Have you cooked anything with molasses before? I sure had not so this one was going to be a new adventure in the kitchen. How to pair it with lentils was my biggest quandary. You know what it’s like… you have two ingredients, then you’re standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to do with them. That was where I was. Then I saw the shrimp.
Ah ha! I knew right then what I was going to do. Grilled shrimp with a great seasoning and top the lentils with that. Then a drizzle of a BBQ style sweet & spicy sauce and dinner is served!