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Aug 14, 2007 05:00 AM

What can I make with cooked shrimp...

other than shrimp salad? and I guess I could always just throw them on a pasta dish at the end, I just don't want to ruin them by heating again.

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  1. I make a cold rice salad with shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber, chopped peeled and seeded tomato, capers, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh basil and oregano. It's a great summer meal. You of course can add (or take away!) anything you like.

    1. My favorite recipe for left over cooked shrimp

      1 bottled cold wine (Sancerre or Vouvre or?)
      1 wine glass, 1 plate, no fork needed.
      Favorite cocktail sauce recipe or store bought variety.
      Lemon wedge(s)
      Nice place to sit and indulge


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      1. re: pulled pork

        yes, sounds great, I was just thinking more of a dinner this time. Not to mention I have to nurse/feed a baby, & feed a toddler, so wine & nice place to sit & indulge doesn't happen to often these days!

        1. re: pulled pork

          I often eat shrimp w/ cocktail sauce as part of a dinner (usually a thrown-together, I-feel-like-eating-shrimp-cocktail-with-cereal kind of meal late at night after work!!!)

        2. Add them to potato salad for a yummy summer supper.

          1. How about shrimp tacos? Corn tortillas, some salsa fresca, maybe another cool salsa if you have time to make one (or buy of course), crema. I really like shrimp tacos with a creamy blended tomatillo salsa, AND some fresh tomato salsa. Lots of cilantro sprinkled atop. I made this for a party and my guests were running - no kidding, running - back to grab more! If the shrimp are big, chop them a bit. Some marinated red onion would be a nice touch too for tang.

            1. I make salads:
              1. Rice salad; Add them to cooked red rice, red and yellow diced peppers, minced shallots, chick peas, lima beans and a vinaigrette (chopped It parsley, o oil, red wine vinegar).
              2. If you have arugula or mesculin salad: Spread lettuce of choice on a platter, lay shrimp over top, add toasted walnuts, sliced pears and some honey pear dressing OR
              Spread lettuce on a platter, lay shrimp, add diced cukes, diced tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, crumbled gorgonzola and a gorgonzola or blue cheese dressing. (I make this one when I have cajun BBQ shrimp or any spicy shrimp since the heat of spice and cool of dressing work well).
              3. Add to orzo for a pasta salad - add other ingredients: kalamata olives, feta, tomatoes, cukes, red onions, etc