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Have tons of cooked Shrimp, what to do?

Have tons of cooked, cleaned shrimp that are already thawed but not sure what I can do. Not a huge shrimp cocktail fan and afraid of reheating/recooking and turning them tough. Suppose I could just gently reheat them and use in some dishes but hoping for some great ideas from the board. Thanks.

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  1. I don't know if its available where you are- but I like to mix mayo and a lot of old bay seasoning with a touch of lemon juice, then add the shrimp. its a maryland blend, but I got it in syracuse during college so maybe its available near you.

    1. Shrimp cakes? Shrimp quiche? Shrimp poor boy sandwiches? Shrimp & artichoke dip? Shrimp de Jonge?

      If you need recipes, let me know.

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      1. re: Diane in Bexley

        I made shrimp de jonge last week. I'd never done it before and was looking for something new. My DH decided it is a definite keeper. I think I used a recipe from Epicurious which may have been published originally in Gourmet late 50's-early 60's. I used panko for the crumbs and added a bit of sherry to the butter mixture, fresh thyme. Quick and simple and delicious

      2. growing up my Mom always made shrimp creole or shrimp egg foo young with leftover shrimp.
        in my house, we never have any left ; )

        1. Make a shrimp salad: mayo, itallian dressing, lemon juice, fresh parsley, celery, onions/scallions, tomato, capers, cornichon (whatever you like). Then put that onto a roll or on top of some leafy greens or just munch on as a snack.

          My boyfriend and i did this recently with some leftover cooked shrimp and wrapped them up, put them in a cooler and ate them on the beach, very refreshing!

          1. Two of my favorite shrimp recipes, that I sometimes use pre-cooked shrimp for. Shrimp Salad from Ina: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/r... This is a great summer dish so you could have your last summer hurrah!

            Roasted Shrimp with Thousand Island Dressing, also from Ina: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip... I almost always use this in place of traditional cocktail sauce. I use all gherkins or dills, and I add a minced garlic clove as well.

            1. Here's another one from Ina-www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/reci...
              Roasted Shrimp with Orzo, very tasty and easy

              1. Thank you all, Shrimp Salad & Shimp Cakes sound perfect, thanks again.

                1. Maybe stuff them in wonton wrappers with cheese?

                  If they are large enough, I have butterflyed them, stuffed them with brocolli, ricotta and grated swiss, wrap in bacon and grill! These were hugely popular when I made them.

                  A long time ago I made a sheet of pasta, and layered shrimp pureed with cream and eggs, then rolled up into a log and poached. Add chunks of shrimp to the pureed filling for texture. Slice into pinwheels. Fussy, but spectacular.

                  1. I would make a peanut sauce (peanut butter, soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger paste, hoisin) and then make some noodles and grate some carrots and cucumbers and toss it all with the shrimp and make a cold peanut salad with shrimp.

                    1. Here are some more suggestions from last month:

                      What can I make with cooked shrimp?

                      1. Just one question, catzeem, WHAT time is DINNER? :-D

                        1. I make a nice chicken broth, add some chopped garlic and simmer for a bit. Sometimes I add matzo balls, too. Then right at the end I toss in the shrimp and let it go just long enough to warm the shrimp through. It's a great lunch!

                          1. If you go to recipezaar.com, there is a great appetizer recipe for Shrimp and Avocado Quesadillas; they have always been a huge hit at parties and they are easy to make and reheat in an oven as needed.

                            1. One word- cioppino.

                              Throw it in with some quality homemade marinara gravy with lots of garlic, lots of hot sauce, some other shelled fish and dunk in some bread and eat to your delight.

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                              1. re: yankeefan

                                In the same vein - if you don't have other shelled fish, use that marinara sauce, throw in the shrimp to heat up and use it with Linguine or Spaghett. Or even rice, for that matter....sprinkled on top with minced parsely or basil.