It is a rare day when I show a home to a buyer and they don’t head straight for the kitchen before inspecting the rest of the home. No matter if the kitchen is large or small, it is the heart of the home. It is where meals are created and shared with those you love. The kitchen is where conversation almost always begins (I take my coffee black) and often ends. We’re spending more time entertaining in the kitchen and more of us are preparing food as if we have our own cooking show, and we want plenty of room for our family and friends to watch or help.
With that thought in mind I seized the opportunity to showcase the beautiful kitchen and home at 14810 Canvas Back Lane while having local celebrity KC Pomering, owner of G-Free Foodie share with us her recipe for this simple yet delicious oven roasted shrimp with lemon and garlic.
2 pounds (12-15 or 16-20 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
2-3 tablespoons good olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 lemons, sliced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss the shrimp, garlic and 2/3 of the lemon slices with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the salt & pepper.
Arrange the shrimp in 1 layer on a rimmed sheet pan, ensuring that the lemon slices are spread evenly throughout. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Serve alone or over gluten free pasta or rice.
Curious about the home in video?
It’s a beautiful private estate in the gated community of Mallard Meadows. Situated over 5 impeccably landscaped acres, the 5500 sq ft Tuscan-style villa is nothing less than a master class in elegance and grandeur. Hallmarks of the home include a chef-quality kitchen featuring wrap-around granite countertops, commercial-grade gas range, a walk-in pantry, an exquisite handmade copper produce sink, floor to ceiling wine cellar and artisan-lain travertine tile. A custom-designed and hand-hewn circular staircase leads to the sumptuous master retreat where you’ll find a luxurious steam shower, bidet, sauna, hot tub and fireplace. For more information head over here 🙂