Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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The Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are awesome, simple as that.  And I can go on about it for several reasons.  But first, know that most mashed potato recipes are very similar if not exactly the same.  So, how are you going to reinvent something that cooks think they have already perfected?  The answer is simple.  Just think Potato.  There are so many different kinds of potatoes, plus many ways to cook potatoes.  So all you have to do is go back to the basics, keep it simple yet powerful.

Mashed Potatoes

My Mashed Potatoes Secret Ingredient

For me, I love potato chips.  One in particular, in fact, Potato Skins.  That’s one of the reasons I leave my skins on in this Mashed Potatoes recipe; that and the nutrient factor, of course.  Also, when I eat chips or a baked potato, I usually have Sour Cream.  Now, there isn’t Sour Cream in this recipe but most recipes use milk, half and half or cream.  But why hasn’t anyone tried to use Buttermilk?  It’s sweet and sour, just like sour cream, and most folks like it with their baked potato.  Believe it or not, it is the perfect balance; that and the other ingredients I’ve added down below.  Anyway, these potatoes are great anytime but I think they’re even better around the Holidays.  So give this a try and don’t forget to leave your comments.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:

6 to 8 russet or red potatoes, boiled
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 cube butter
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk

Be sure to watch and follow the instructions in the Garlic Mashed Potatoes video recipe tutorial.

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Mashed Potatoes

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

The Best Shrimp Scampi

Some believe Shrimp Scampi is all about the Sauce.  Rubbish!  It’s all about the Shrimp, just cooked Scampi style.  In fact for me personally, I only use enough Sauce to flavor the shrimp with almost nothing left over.  In my opinion, the only reason to have extra sauce is to add it to your Pasta, and that’s fine.  I like it that way too.  I’m just saying that there’s no need for a bunch of extra sauce that’s more or less going to be wasted once the Shrimp have all been eaten.  So I would recommend, if you are going to make extra Scampi Sauce, that you add it to the Pasta.  Preferably a thinner noodle like Angel Hair, Vermicelli or Thin Spaghetti.  But you decide, it’s your kitchen.  I like to use Angel Hair Pasta and toss it with scallions, bell peppers and fresh flat leaf parsley.  That’s the proper way to serve Shrimp Scampi!

If you are looking for other Pasta Recipes I’ve got an entire assortment listed HERE!  And if you want more Seafood Recipes I have them listed HERE!

Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:

1 lbs Shrimp, pealed and deveined
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup White Wine (optional)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt, Pepper and Paprika to taste

Follow the instructions in the video tutorial and enjoy this Shrimp Scampi recipe.

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