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May 10, 2010 08:58 AM

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes by Paula Deen

Has anyone tried this recipe? I saw it on the cover of her magazine ( I forgot which issue) and it looked really good. I wanted to know if anyone else has tried it to see if it is worth attempting.

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    1. I can't wrap my brain around shrimp and potatoes together but I read the recipe link and some of the reviews; seems like people ramped the recipe up with all kinds of add-ins, and it was favorably received by reviewers, for the most part. Go for it, it's certainly easy enough to put together.

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      1. re: bushwickgirl

        Bushwickgirl, that is what I thought at first...but they look so good in the picture. I wondered if they were as yummy as the food artist made them appear. Maybe I will just have to make them and find out :)

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            Wow - I read the reviews, just out of curiosity, and am shocked at how many people said they made them without the shrimp and they were great. Looks to me like all it is without the shrimp is twice-baked potatoes with a shocking amount of butter and cheese added. I know this makes me sound snobby, but this is why I've given up on most Food Network!

            1. re: katecm

              Kate, Paula Deen is the QUEEN of butter and mayo. I think she must get royalties from Land O' Lakes or kickbacks from cardiologists!

              1. re: Diane in Bexley

                I know...but I still love her :) I think I will try them out on some friends who were drooling over my magazine with the picture on it. Then I will let you know how they turned out. Who looks wonderful in the picture, but it could taste awful in real life.

      2. Hmmmm . . .shrimp and potatoes doesn't sound like a great combination; nor does shrimp and cheddar (or monterey jack). I once had lobster mashed potatoes and thought it a waste of good lobster.
        Come to think of it, however, I have enjoyed Shrimp Clemenceau (shrimp w/diced potatoes, mushrooms, peas) on several occasions.
        I'm very curious to hear how you like it if you try it..

        1. Tried the recipe last night and it was really good. I always follow a recipe to the letter the first time I make it so I know how the writer "intended" for it to come out. After that, play around with it if you like (less butter, less cheese, use cheddar, different spices, etc). Do whatever you want to adjust it to fit your lifestyle. My fiance and I both really liked it! It was a nice combination of ingredients that I wouldn't have otherwise put together. I think it would go nicely over some angel hair pasta too. (Oh, I did do one thing different than the picture/recipe: I pulled the tails off the shrimp before I cooked them so we wouldn't have to do it while we ate.)

          1. It sounds weird but tastes really good. When you season and cook the shrimp seperately it comes out better. Just add the shrimp and sauce you cooked them in and that gives it extra flavor..