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2 lbs. of shrimp - What to do?

Not gumbo or jambalaya - looking for something different but something kids will like too. Thanks!

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  1. If the kids are open to spicy, make New Orleans BBQ shrimp.

    If not, then how about just a wonderful shrimp cocktail for dinner. Always a hit on hectic days in my house.

    1. I did a wonderful roasted shrimp pasta last night...little live oil, salt, pepper and galic, toss and roast on 400 for about 8 minutes - made tha pasta and sauce of lemon white wine ...tossed with shrimp...

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      1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

        I would do a stir fry in a wok. Easy, healthy and fun for kids.

      2. If they like shrimp, how about a little shrimp boil? I don't know how different you're looking for but kids love eating with their hands and you can make it a little fun by spreading out newspaper on the table and allowing them to simply eat off the table instead of plates (more newspaper, rather than less is desirable here!) Add in some good veggies and off you go.

        1. how about a shrimp ala king on toast?

          1. Take the N.O. BBQ shrimp mentioned and make my Basil Mango dipping Sauce. Peel and pit a mango. Put the meat in a blender. Add 8-12 fresh basil leaves (chopped) and whirrrrr into a thick paste. Chill for a half hour or more before using.

            1. Here is a really easy recipe that is absolutely delicious, and one we make pretty often. :)


              ** Sherry Buttered Shrimp **

              This is so very simple, and so very tasty.

              17 min | 10 min prep

              SERVES 3 -4

              * 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 8 oz)
              * 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
              * 1 tablespoon minced shallot
              * 6 tablespoons butter
              * 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
              * 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
              * 1/8 teaspoon white pepper, to taste
              * 3 tablespoons dry sherry

              1. In large skillet, cook mushrooms, garlic, and shallot in butter until tender.
              2. Add shrimp, basil and pepper; cook and stir until shrimp are pink (be careful not to overcook!).
              3. Stir in sherry; simmer for 3 minutes.
              4. Serve with cooked rice; makes 4 servings.

              Check out the reviews.

              1. would your kids get into rolling their own Vietnamese summer rolls? If so then you can grill the shrimp and add to the summer roll along with some nice crunchy cabbage, carrots, rice noodles, mint and Thai basil. Or anything that you like

                1. I've made this several times and it is simple but delicious:
                  Could be served with couscous, rice, etc.

                  1. I do a really delicious baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta cheese. It's great with good bread, rice or orzo and a nice salad. Kids love it.

                    Greek Baked Shrimp with Feta

                    2 lbs. large raw shrimp, peeled
                    1 medium onion, chopped
                    2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
                    1 cup chopped green onions
                    2 cloves garlic, squished
                    2 cups diced tomatoes (canned are fine)
                    1/2 cup white wine
                    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
                    1 tsp. crumbled dried oregano
                    1 tsp. salt
                    1/4 tsp. black pepper
                    4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

                    First, prepare the sauce. In a medium skillet, cook the chopped onion in the oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes, then add the garlic and green onion and cook, stirring, for about another 2 minutes or so. Add the tomatoes, wine, chopped parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until thickened.

                    Pour half of the tomato sauce into a shallow baking dish - a 10-inch pie pan or 9-inch square baking dish is fine. Drain off any liquid from the shrimp, and arrange them evenly in the baking dish. Dollop the rest of the tomato sauce over the shrimp, then sprinkle evenly with the crumbled feta cheese.

                    Preheat the oven to 450o F. Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the shrimp in the centre of the dish are pink and the feta cheese is lightly browned.

                    Makes about 4 servings as a main dish, 6 to 8 as a starter.

                    1. Shrimp tacos w/ guacamole. made it last weekend.

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                      1. I'm trying the recipe from Sunset tonight for Crispy Shrimp with Arugula and Lemony Mayo

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                        1. re: Cheesy Oysters

                          Thanks ya'll! I appreciate all your suggestions and recipes! I'm keeping them for another night. My oldest requested shrimp with pasta, garlic, olive oil and parsley (called GOP down here), so that's what I made. So cold, and we had snow here today in Baton Rouge for the first time in years! Closed the town down..