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What can I make with cooked shrimp...

pamd Aug 14, 2007 05:00 AM

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.

  1. DetectDave Aug 16, 2007 03:12 AM

    Here's one of my favs:
    Feta Shrimp Pita Triangles

    Preheat oven to 300.

    5 pita breads
    2 TB EVOO

    Brush pita breads with olive oil. Put on cookie sheet and cut each pita bread into 6 triangles. Toast in 300 oven for 10 to15 minutes.

    8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
    8 oz. cooked shrimp, chopped
    ½ C Hellman’s mayo
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    ½ t chili powder (I put a little more in!)
    ½ t cumin

    Combine above and spread evenly on toasted pitas. Sprinkle w/ sesame seeds. Put under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Watch carefully!

    1. cookiejesus Aug 15, 2007 03:21 PM

      toss 'em with some greens, citrus segments, jicama and sesame-yoghurt dressing.

      1. jinet12 Aug 15, 2007 03:17 PM

        My favorite way to eat cooked shrimp is with homemade remoulade sauce..Of course it is just an excuse to eat the sauce, which I could be happy with just on a cracker sans shrimp!

        1. Veggo Aug 14, 2007 06:01 PM

          I slice them lengthwise for quesadillas. The melting cheese warms them just enough.

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            pamd Aug 14, 2007 05:54 PM

            thanks everyone for the great suggestions- now I have to get some more shrimp to try more ideas! I went with the taco idea from foxy fairy (thanks) & they were great! I made cilantro rice- wow that stuff is sooo good, and black beans to go with them. They were perfect with a mango peach salsa and lime marinated red onions.

            1. WCchopper Aug 14, 2007 11:11 AM

              Omlette. We do these at the beach the day after the big boil.

              1. Rubee Aug 14, 2007 08:45 AM

                In addition to Vietnamese summer rolls as C. Hamster mentions, another dish I make if I have too much cocktail shrimp from a party is the classic Chicago dish - Shrimp de Jonghe. There are a lot of recipes; I've made both of these variations, and they were both good:



                1. C. Hamster Aug 14, 2007 08:41 AM

                  Thai or Vietnamese summer rolls

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                    itryalot Aug 14, 2007 07:25 AM

                    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

                    1. foxy fairy Aug 14, 2007 07:04 AM

                      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.

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                        k_d Aug 14, 2007 05:25 AM

                        Add them to potato salad for a yummy summer supper.

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                          pulled pork Aug 14, 2007 05:21 AM

                          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
                            pamd Aug 14, 2007 06:48 AM

                            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
                              laurendlewis Aug 14, 2007 07:25 AM

                              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!!!)

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                              akk Aug 14, 2007 05:13 AM

                              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.

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