This is a Rick Bayless week for us. On Sunday we sat down to figure out what we wanted to make for the week before heading to the grocery and we surrounded ourselves with a bunch of cookbooks. Somehow every single recipe we decided on ended up being from Bayless. I guess because it’s been freezing cold and snowy here in Boston and some nice hot, spicy food just sounds really appealing, not to mention the fact that we haven’t made a Rick Bayless recipe that we haven’t loved.
While I had seen this shrimp recipe (and drooled over the succulent shrimp in the picture), it didn’t make our list and I forgot all about it. But when we got to the store and saw that they had a great deal on wild Maine shrimp, we couldn’t pass it up, though we didn’t have any plans for it. When Joseph picked me up from work on Monday, he said he already had a plan for the shrimp and we already had all of the ingredients. He had found the recipe in Everyday Mexican and it just so happened to be the very recipe for the picture that I had been drooling over the night before. It was meant to be! That’s my husband — knowing what I want even when I’ve already forgotten all about it!