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Ilaine Jun 8, 2005 01:23 PM

I am looking for suggestions for a shrimp entree to bring to a potluck.

I was thinking maybe jambalaya but maybe not.

I hope that this question meets the standards of whoever it is that deletes posts on this board. "Not About Food" doesn't seem to me to be the right place for it.

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    AimeeP Jun 8, 2005 01:55 PM

    The latest issue of Cooking Light has an interesting looking seafood quiche recipe as the 'reworked' recipe in that issue.(I haven't tried it yet).

    Or in keeping with a lower thread - do a Greek Orzo salad with chilled shrimp

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      Hungry Celeste Jun 8, 2005 02:43 PM

      Shrimp jambalaya sounds like a great idea for a potluck. Use a good quality smoked sausage to boost the flavor a little and put in lots and lots of shrimp--that way the "carb haters" will have something to pick out and eat. Another good potluck shrimp dish is a thai-style shrimp and mango salad; if you're really lazy you can buy the mango already cut up.

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        Ilaine Jun 8, 2005 03:33 PM

        Sausage is a good suggestion. Thawing out a package of chicken andouille! (I know, not perfect, but that's what they sell in the DC metro area.)

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          Hungry Celeste Jun 8, 2005 04:13 PM

          Do yourself a favor and mail-order some from Jacob's in Laplace, LA. See link below.

          Link: http://www.cajunsausage.com/index.htm

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            Sarah C Jun 9, 2005 11:46 AM

            I second the Jacob's recommendation! Haven't tried ordering any since we moved away from NO and I've used up the stash I brought along. I like Jacob's andouille, too.

            (Celeste -- glad to know you're making good use of the cookbooks!)

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      Candy Jun 8, 2005 02:59 PM

      Try this Vietnamese Cucumber and Shrimp Salad

      2 cucumbers quartered, seeds removed and sliced. Drain on paper towels.

      Cook, peel and devein 1 lb. of medium shrimp.

      Combine the chrimp, cucumbers, 2 C. chopped fresh mint, 1 C. torn basil, salt to taste and a couple of green onions thinly sliced. Then toss with a dressing made of 4 Tbs. fish sauce, 6 Tbs. fresh lime juice, 4 Tbs. garlic, 4 chopped bird chilies and sugar to taste. This is light and bright in flavor. You could serve some rice on the side for people whoh want someting more substantial.

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        Ilaine Jun 9, 2005 05:51 PM

        Can you suggest a brand or type of fish sauce to use?

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          Candy Jun 10, 2005 09:37 PM

          A lot of Vietnamese like 3 Crabs Brand. Right now I have that and Tiparos on hand. I am not fussy about it, it sll tastes like fish sauce to me.

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          Ilaine Jun 9, 2005 05:49 PM

          They liked it, but only took small servings. They wolfed down lighter stuff like shrimp salad and boiled shrimp.

          Next time I will try the Vietnamese shrimp dish suggested or something else light, as it was over 90 degrees outside.

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