See how to cook fresh shrimp in a variety of ways and how to showcase this popular seafood in different recipes inlcuding appetizers and salads to main dishes and stews.
April 21, 2008
1 of 10Photo: Randy Mayor; Cooking Light
Straight from the Sea
Shrimp are so versatile and quick cooking, you could call them the ocean's pasta. They can be prepared dozens of ways, from sautéed to fried, and served with dipping sauces, in salads, or over risotto. Buy them fresh from the market and bring beach flavor to your back porch.
2 of 10Rick Wetherbee
Mixed Seafood Risotto
Mixed Seafood Risotto Recipe Add each of the ingredients to this succulent dish slowly to ensure that the flavors meld seamlessly. Anchovy fillets add a hint of salt that complements the sweet, but light dry white wine sauce.
3 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail)
Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail) Recipe While traditional ceviche would offer raw fish "cooked" with citrus juices, this chilled shrimp cocktail is fully cooked. Poach shrimp in a lime juice and water mixture, then combine with hot sauce, cilantro, olive oil, and ketchup and chill before serving to create the Mexican-inspired "cocktail."
4 of 10Howard L. Puckett
Gulf Coast Seafood Stew
Gulf Coast Seafood Stew Recipe Serve a stew that really lets the light flavor of the shrimp, oysters, and crab shine. Fresh garlic, tomatoes, okra, celery, and green onion add bright color and a tasty crunch to the dish. Add a crusty roll on the side for dipping.
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Coconut Crab and Shrimp Salad
Coconut Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe Serve a hearty dinner salad that doubles as an appetizer dip. Lump crabmeat, avocado, and toasted, sweetened coconut lend tropical flavor to this summery dish. Serve with pitas for dipping or over lettuce as a main dish.
6 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil
Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil Recipe When shrimp, scallops, and fish are fresh, you'll want to keep pasta sauces light so they won't overwhelm the seafood's delicate flavor. Sauté brined shrimp with oil in garlic and onions, then add tomato, black pepper, and fresh basil for a refreshing dinner that's light on the stomach and big on flavor.
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Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Recipe Bake a casserole packed with the flavors of the Louisiana Bayou. Cayenne pepper, okra, and a rainbow of colorful bell peppers add heat and crunch to this creamy dish. Double the recipe and freeze one casserole for later.
8 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross