Maine Shrimp ideas
- yumyum Feb 9, 2009 02:54 PM
I usually just poach gently in a court boullion and then peel and eat dipped in a little melted butter (sucking out the heads, of course), but am wondering if others have good ideas, the simpler the better. Tis the season... thanks in advance.
Pick up a set of oriental steaming baskets. Line each with seaweed, lay the peeled shrimp on top of the seaweed and steam in a pan over boiling water for about five minutes.
Dip in sauce of olive oil and crushed red pepper flakes or soy sauce, white wine, and crushed red pepper flakes. Or Wasabi ...
Replying to my own post, but I really liked the microwaving method. Took about a minute on high, and then I let them cool off befoe peeling, but I just stuffed a few leftover shrimp into an avocado half, and the flavor and texture of the microwaved shrimp were outstanding. Go figure.
I'm planning a shrimp 'pate' to be served along side a steak, lemoned rice and spinach this VDday.
Is there a wrong way to shrimp? My two favorites are.....Simmer in beer and old bay or your choice of seasoning - serve with wasabi mayo/sour cream, homemade cocktail sauce, etc. Shell, lightly dust with flour, seasonings and cayenne and panfry quickly - same sauces. Also like to marinade in any manner of things, skewer and grill. If we've got an overabundance then put them in anything - salad, tacos, quesadillas, eggs benedict, sandwiches.
Love the microwave, love the beer& Old Bay, love the quick saute with garlic. Like AlaskaChick says, any wrong way?
I picked this one up a few years ago in Mexico
3 whole dried guajillo peppers
'bout a pound of shrimp
4-5 TBL butter
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 TBL chopped fresh parsley
as much garlic, chopped, as you like (maybe 1/2 to 2 bulbs)
salt to taste
Cut peppers into 1/16-1/8 inch rings with scissors (discard seeds). Drop them into a saucepan with butter and garlic, heat on med, stir.
The butter/garlic/pepper mix will get a beautiful reddish color.
Drop in shrimp, stir, add cilantro/parsley stir.
Cover and cook until done (a few minutes), season to taste.
Maybe serve over rice.
A nice change of pace.