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Shrimp Appetizer Recipes
This colorful dish can be made as an appetizer or a full meal - either way it's delicious.
24 fresh basil leaves
12 thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or large sea scallops
24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling
Garlic Dipping Sauce:
1/3 C. red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 C. olive oil
Place 1 basil leaf at the short end of a slice of prosciutto and a shrimp on top of the basil. Roll the shrimp in the prosciutto, then thread lengthwise onto a skewer. Repeat with the remaining basil, prosciutto, and shrimp. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.
To make the sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Process until combined. 10-15 minutes before you are ready to grill, spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the shrimp skewers to marinate. Transfer the rest of the dipping sauce to a small bowl. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Grill the shrimp, turning often, until opaque, about 6 minutes. Arrange the cooked skewers on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.
Yield: 8 servings
From: "The BBQ Queens Big Book of Barbecue" by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
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Shrimp Salad Recipes
There's not much I can say about this salad other than that it is very delicious! Can be served alongside pasta salad and fruit salad, or a larger serving served with your favorite crackers, as a meal in itself. Treat someone special this great salad.
2 6-oz. pouches crab meat
2 4-oz. cans tiny cooked shrimp
1 mango, diced, some saved for garnish
1 C. mayonnaise
1/2 C. celery, finely diced
1/4 C. sweet onion, finely diced
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. old bay seasoning
salt and pepper if needed
Cut slices off the long sides of the mango, about 1/4 inch thick and used a small heart shaped cutter, for garnishes. Then dice up the rest. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. To serve, place salad on lettuce leaves and garnish with mango hearts. A half cup serving can be served with other salads, or a 1 cup serving by itself.
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Shrimp Pasta Dishes
This dish takes some effort to prepare, but is the perfect touch for a romantic dinner for your special mate.
1 C. sliced mushrooms
1 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 lb. medium shrimp, shelled
1 1/2 C. champagne
1/2 Tbs. garlic pepper seasoning
2 Tbs. minced shallots or scallions
1 large tomato, diced
1 C. heavy cream
1/2 lb. dried thin spaghetti
3 Tbs. chopped parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese
Sauté mushrooms in medium saucepan in hot olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook just long enough to release mushroom juices and let them evaporate. Remove mushrooms and set aside. In same saucepan, combine shrimp, champagne and garlic pepper seasoning. Over high heat, heat to simmer. When liquid just boils, shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from cooking liquid with a slotted spoon immediately. Set shrimp aside.
Add chopped shallots and tomatoes to cooking liquid. Boil over high heat until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 C., approximately 8 minutes. When liquid is reduced, add 3/4 C. heavy cream and boil 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened and reduced. Add shrimp and mushrooms to sauce; heat through. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain thoroughly and return to cooking pot. Toss with remaining 1/4 C. cream and parsley. To serve, divide pasta between two plates. Spoon shrimp and sauce over pasta. Garnish with Parmesan to taste.
Editor's Note: Although the recipe says to divide between two plates, the R4L editors found that the recipe made a ton of food. It will more likely feed 4-6 servings, especially with other courses.
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Shrimp Main Dishes
This is a nice shrimp dish because the sauce isn't very heavy at all. A lot of lime juice, olive oil and garlic simply flavor these shrimp.
1/4 C. olive oil
1/4 C. lime or lemon juice
3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbs. minced garlic
Ground black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 1/2 lb. raw, cleaned, shelled shrimp
In a plastic or glass bowl, combine the olive oil, lime or lemon juice, parsley, garlic, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Stir in the shrimp and marinate for 20-30 minutes. Preheat grill. Remove shrimp from the marinade, and thread onto skewers. Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until done.
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