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Mar 10, 2009 11:34 AM

What to do with shrimp

I've got some great raw shrimp and I'm trying to think of something to do with it.
I have a lot of standard recipes for pasta, etc, but I'm looking for something different.

Give me some of your favorite ideas.....

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    1. re: todao

      Great idea, but I just spent 6 days in New Orleans. :-)
      I can eat gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp creole, shrimp etouffee, etc. all day everyday, but that guy I married wants something else today.

    2. Coconut Shrimp with an Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce..

      1. Assuming that the shrimp are headless, I'd go for shrimp remoulade, paella, veracruz-style shrimp cocktail, or a chopped shrimp salad. How about gumbo or a brown shrimp stew? If you have access to good tomatoes, shrimp creole is also nice.

        If you have head-on, unpeeled shrimp, make New Orleans style BBQ shrimp. Combine a stick of butter, handful of rosemary, sliced onions & lemons, some thyme, a little worcestershire and beaucoup black pepper in a saucepan; simmer for a bit until fragrant. Pour this mixture over head-on, unpeeled shrimp arranged in a single layer in a baking dish, and lay a few lemon sliced on top. Bake for 5-8 minutes, stir the shrimp around, and bake until the shell separates from the shrimp along the back curve (you can see "space" begin to develop one or two segments past the head). Cool slightly, & eat with lots of french bread for dipping.

        1. Asian flavored shrimp slaw -- make a dressing with peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, S&P to taste, and something sweet like duck sauce or a bit of sugar. Steam/boil/sautee the shrimp (to your preference) with a little garlic and chill. Toss with shredded cabbage & carrot and the dressing.

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          1. re: weezycom

            make a broth with the shells, and serve w/ gnocchi and peas

            1. Alright, now harassing cause this is from RR from a number of years ago (trying to let you know that I don't watch any more !). It's a great quick, spicy, garlic shrimp. I usually serve as an app but it would be easy to do over a salad or with pasta, grits, anything.