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Apr 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Shrimp for Easter dinner?

So it has been decided that we shall have shrimp for Easter dinner (it is also our dearly beloved Maine Coon's 19 1/2 birthday, and he is a shrimp man all the way). His will be microwaved, but I am coming up short on ideas for suitably festive preparations. I usually make them with Spanish green sauce, with garlic ditto, pan-barbecued, salt and pepper Chinese style. have reviewed the usual suspects' cookbooks (Marcella's shrimp with tomatoes and capers has also graced our table) and come up short. So I figured if anybody would have suggestions it would be my fellows here. Does anybody have an exciting and suitable shrimp recipe to share? Thanks v v much in advance.

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  1. Basil Shrimp with Orzo and Feta Cheese

    1. Try a baked ziti or rigatoni with shrimp & feta in a tomato sauce. Very yummy.

      Or, a baked stuffed shrimp, with garlic, butter, sherry & crabmeat in the stuffing. Very rich and satisfying.

      If interested, I will write out the recipes for you.

      1. My answer would depend on what kinds of shrimp you have available. Also, are you trying for one main course or a shrimp bonanza from appetizer to main?

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        1. re: torty

          Just a main course, just regular prefrozen large/jumbo shrimp. Thanks!

        2. This recipe is one of my favourites, Garlic-Roasted Shrimp with Red Peppers and Smoked Paprika.

          1. If this appeals, I'll get in touch with my aunt and/or cousin so I can post a recipe for you. My Uncle Al used to make Shrimp Alfredo, for which he won an award years ago--it's not like Fettucine Alfredo--no cream sauce. If memory serves, it's shrimp sauteed with garlic, butter and some sort of wine (?) over pasta. Shrimp scampi also comes to mind.

            A very happy 19.5 b'day to Mr. Maine Coon! The real kattyeyes (April) turned 9 on April Fool's Day...and she, too, is a major shrimp lover.

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            1. re: kattyeyes

              The Alfredo sounds v good - and thanks very much for the good wishes - despite a major health crisis a few years back and kidney issues for which he gets subcutaneous fluids, he's still a force to be reckoned with.

              1. re: buttertart

                I sent a note to request the recipe. Not sure if/when I'll hear back, but let us know what you vote for. :)

                And very glad to hear Mr. MC is still a force to be reckoned with. They don't give 'em 9 lives for nothin', ya know! All the better to eat shrimp with, I'm sure they think!