Archive for the ‘Shrimp’ Category

Garlicky Peppers & Shrimp

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 20 minutes

  • 1 9-oz. pkg. refrigerated spinach fettuccine
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 small red, green, yellow, or orange sweet peppers, seeded and cut in strips
  • 2 medium onions, cut in thin wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in skillet heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in peppers, onions, and garlic; stir-fry 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and cayenne pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta.

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Spanish Fideos with Shrimp

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Makes 4 servings

  • Salt
  • 1 pound thin egg noodles (fideos), broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 pound medium shrimp-peeled,deveined and chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (a couple of generous handfuls)
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the noodles and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat until rippling. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the scallions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the noodles to the shrimp mixture; toss to coat. Add the parsley, sherry, soy sauce and a little hot sauce. Stir in the reserved pasta cooking water. Top with the nuts.

**Personal Review: YUM! This was sooo easy to make and it tasted wonderful! I used angel hair pasta instead of the fideos – I could find them. It was gobbled up quickly!**

Pesto Shrimp Mac & Cheese

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Serves 6
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes

  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 8 oz. dried elbow macaroni (2 cups)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded fontina cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and devein shrimp, removing tails. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Chop shrimp and set aside.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  3. In large bowl stir together eggs, butter, half-and-half, 1 cup of the fontina cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts, chopped basil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in shrimp and macaroni. Transfer to buttered 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining cheeses.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through and shrimp pieces are opaque. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil leaves.

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Shrimp Enchiladas


Recipe & picture courtesy of Family Circle

Makes: 10 enchiladas
Bake: at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 poblano or 1 green pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 package (1 pound) fully cooked frozen shrimp, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 4 ounces reduced-calorie cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 package (17.5 ounces) fajita-size flour tortillas
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and garlic and cook 7 minutes, until softened. Stir in shrimp; remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and whisk until smooth. Whisk in fat-free half-and-half and continue to cook over medium-high heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in enchilada sauce, whisking continuously until blended.
    Remove sauce from heat, and stir 3/4 cup of the sauce and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese into the shrimp mixture.
  3. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 cup shrimp mixture down center of one tortilla. Roll tightly to enclose filling, then transfer to prepared dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas, spreading to edges, then top with remaining 3/4 cup shredded cheese.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.

**Personal Review: In a simple review – YUM!  On a scale from easy to hard on difficulty making this dish – I would give it a medium-easy.  It was full of flavor and every last bite was gobbled up!**

Philly Shrimp Cocktail Dip


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
Makes: 3 cups or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 lb. cooked shrimp, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup KRAFT Cocktail Sauce
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Spread cream cheese onto bottom of shallow bowl or 9-inch pie plate. Toss shrimp with cocktail sauce; spoon over cream cheese.
  2. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and onions.
  3. Serve with WHEAT THINS Crackers.

Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) imitation crabmeat, coarsely chopped, for the shrimp.

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Spicy Shrimp Boats


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

MAKES 2 DOZEN
Prep Time: 20 min  

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 12 ounces peeled, cooked shrimp, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño chile
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  1. In a small glass bowl, microwave the vinegar and sugar for 30 seconds or until hot. Stir until the sugar dissolves, season with the salt and let cool.
  2. Peel the cucumbers and trim off the ends. Cut each crosswise into 12 rounds. Scoop out part of the flesh from each round.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the shrimp, jalapeño and mint. Add the vinegar dressing and toss. Spoon the shrimp mixture into the cucumber rounds.

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Shrimp Fried Rice


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better’n Eggs

Time-To-Table Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4 – 6

  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon Crystal Farms® butter or margarine
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Better’n Eggs®
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 pound cooked small shrimp (cocktail size), thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili sauce with garlic*
  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add Better’n Eggs®. As Better’n Eggs® start to set use spatula to lift edge of cooked Better’n Eggs® letting uncooked Better’n Eggs® flow to bottom of skillet. Cook until Better’n Eggs® are set but still moist. Slide out onto large dinner plate. Cut Better’n Eggs® into long strips; cover to keep warm.
  3. Add red pepper, mushrooms and green onion to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp tender (3 to 5 minutes). Add shrimp and cooked white rice. Cook until shrimp and rice are heated through.
  4. In small bowl combine soy sauce, sesame oil and chili sauce; mix well. Pour into rice mixture. Add Better’n Eggs® strips. Cook, stirring gently, until heated.

*Note: Chili sauce with garlic can be found in the Oriental food section of your grocery store.

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