Shrimp Recipes


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There are more than dozen of delicious and tempting Shrimp Recipes, easy and quick to prepare and serve. Some popular recipes include grilled shrimp, garlic shrimp, shrimp appetizers, salad shrimp recipes and shrimp scampi etc.

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Shrimp Recipes

  1. 1. Shrimp RecipesThe popularity of shrimp and restaurants serving it increased considerably with the1994 movie Forrest Gump whose protagonist, played by multi-award winning actorTom Hanks, operated a decrepit fishing vessel Bubba Gump that struggled with itsinitial catches but eventually reaped tons of shrimp making Forrest a millionaire. Themovie was a blockbuster hit and real seafood restaurants named after the boatopened throughout the United States and with international franchises following indifferent parts of the world.One of the bestsellers of this restaurant chain is shrimp popcorn which surprisinglydoesn’t contain any popped corn (though some of their dishes have corn on the cob asa siding). Though the restaurant’s exact recipe is a company secret, it’s not difficult tomake a similar version using large peeled and deveined shrimp dipped in egg; coatedwith Cajun spiced-breadcrumbs and deep fried until golden brown and crispy.Shrimp and its close relative the prawn (though restaurants, markets and cookbooksinterchange these two) both possess a delicately sweet flavor and high amounts ofprotein and calcium. In some culinary circles, prawns are used to describe largeshrimp. Depending on the species, they can come from fresh or sea water sourcesand are colored pink, red, brown, white or speckled. In general, shrimps turn a brightpink when cooked and the meat firms up considerable. Overcooking should beavoided as they become tough.Shrimp can be purchased pre-peeled and deveined fresh and frozen, making it aconvenient ingredient for countless dishes, cuisines – from crusty Italian pizza, spicyIndian curry and aromatic Thai tom yum soup. In some Asian countries, it is salted andfermented into a sauce or condiment with a very strong fishy smell that turns up thenoses of those who aren’t used to it.For recipes like grills and salads that highlight the fresh ocean catch quality of thisdelectable shellfish, it is best to buy fresh. Look for firm, sweet-smelling (not fishy)specimens with the heads firmly attached and shiny shells. A sign that it has gone badis if it has an ammonia odor and a slimy feel. Develop a relationship with your seafoodvendor who can alert you when a fresh catch has been delivered.Frozen shrimp can surely be used for ocean stews, seafood lasagna and soups. Avoidclumped up bags as this is an indication that the contents have been thawed andrefrozen.
  2. 2. Garlic Shrimp and PastaGarlic, lemon and rep pepper add a bit of spice and zest to this shrimp and pasta dish.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutesDifficulty Level: AverageIngredients:12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair pasta, 2 1/2 tbsp. butter, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 large clovegarlic, chopped, 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined, unfrozen, 1 tbsp. lemon zest,grated, 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup lemon juice, preferably fresh, 1 tbsp. driedparsley flakesPreparation Instructions:Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of water.Return pasta to the cooking pot. While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tbsp. of the butter,along with the oil, over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring,for about a minute, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add shrimp, lemon zest, and pepper.Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque. Stir in lemonjuice. Add shrimp to the pasta, along with the parsley, remaining butter and reservedwater. Toss to coat.
  3. 3. Ocean StewThis fisherman’s stew includes curry powder, Tabasco sauce, and a few other surprises– all of which give it added flavor.Servings: 10Cooking Time: 50 minutesDifficulty Level: AverageIngredients:12 slices bacon, chopped, 1 cup chopped onion, 1 cup celery, ½ lemon, sliced thin, 1/8teaspoon Tabasco sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 garlic cloves, slicedthin, 5 cups chopped tomatoes in liquid, ¼ cup catsup, ¼ teaspoon curry powder, 2teaspoons salt, 1 lb. scallops, 1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined, 1 lb. RedSnapper or Long cod, 2/3 cup sherry, 4 tablespoons butterPreparation Instructions:In a large pot, cook the bacon. Add the onion and celery and sauté for 5 minutes, oruntil tender. Add lemon, Tabasco, Worcestershire, garlic, tomatoes, catsup, currypowder, salt, and 1 quart of water. Simmer gently for 30 minutes. If the scallops arebig, cut them in half. Add the scallops, shrimp, fish, sherry, and butter. Cook for 10minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. 4. Roasted Spicy ShrimpThis quick dish is ideal as an appetizer, first course, or side dish. Try serving it with rice,alongside the pan juices.Servings: 4 to 12Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutesCooking Time: 5 minutesDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon seeded,chopped roasted jalapenos, 1 garlic clove, minced, Sea salt, Freshly ground blackpepper, 24 jumbo shrimp, in shell, butterfliedPreparation Instructions:In a bowl, combine the juice, oil, jalapenos, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.Place the shrimp, shell side down, in a roasting pan. Pour the lime mixture over theshrimp. Let the shrimp sit in the marinade at room temperature for 1 hour. Turn theshrimp one time. In the meantime, place the rack in the center of the oven andpreheat to 500 degrees F. Place the shrimp flesh side down in the roasting pan androast for 2 ½ min. Turn the shrimp and roast another 2 ½ minutes.LINKLISTS: