In Spanish tavernas, these shrimp; fragrant with garlic and olive oil; are brought to the table sizzling in a little metal pan. Have plenty of bread on hand to sop up the delicious pan juices. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
This recipe from Gourmet Magazine is an example of what one can expect to be served at a Spanish tapas bar. They are very quick to prepare and can be made up to one day in advance, keeping in mind that they should be brought to room temperature before serving. I only use 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes but you can use a whole teaspoon if you like your food spicy.
This was included in a Baltimore Sunpapers restaurant review several years ago, with professional-sized quantities, DH called the chef, and he kindly broke it down to more manageable proportions. All together, it is quite expensive, but a BIG hit at a "gourmet" dinner party. I found fairly inexpensive large martini glasses at Marshall's and Pier 1, heavy glass with a blue rim. A tad labor-intensive, but worth it.
Chipotles give a zippy flavor Honey giving it a sweetness making it a perfect finger licking food for entertaining. Tweeked from Weber. Serve as an appetizer or over rice for a main meal. I served this with Lime Cayenne mayonnaise recipe #120459. It went great with it!
This wonderful gingery-garlic shrimp dish is served cold, and is a nice change from the usual "cocktail" shrimp. The directions listed below use 1 1/2 lb UNCOOKED shrimp, but this can be easily made using shrimp that's already cleaned as well as cooked. After the oil, garlic and ginger are heated, you may toss the already cooked shrimp in the pan and heat for a minute or two before tossing them with the other ingredients and chilling in the fridge. Cook time does not include time to chill.
This is slowly becoming my new FAVORITE recipe for shrimp cocktail. I do love my Alton Brown brinning recipe for shrimp, but if you are a bit pressed for time, this is a somewhat faster version, that still gives the shrimp great flavor. The shrimp have been perfectly cooked EVERY time I've made this. I adapted this recipe from my "Irish Cooking" cookbook. Feel free to add any spice to the boiling liquid that suits your taste.
The sweetness of the golden raisins is a nice compliment to the smokey cumin in this dish. This recipe was adapted from one I found in Real Simple magazine. It might be nice to add a little "heat" to this dish too. Some cayenne pepper or a small chili might compliment the fragrance of the cinnamon and sweet raisins. I would have liked to garnish this with cilantro, but used scallions instead!
We were craving shrimp and white wine sauce on night, and this is what I came up with. Bay scallops were on sale at the store, so I threw those in too. Please feel free to use any white wine you like. I happened to have a nice bottle of sauvignon blanc on hand, and it worked just fine. As a matter of fact, it tasted amazing. Note on the sea salt: I have some Tuscan flavored sea salt which is what I used for seasoning. If you don't have a flavored salt, please feel free to add some dried spices to taste such as dried Italian spice or a little rosemary. This also tastes great reheated the next day after the pasta absorbs more of the sauce.
I have also made this using scallops, or a mix of shrimp and scallops, and it is just as nice! I like to serve it with rice and a refreshing cucumber salad. The hotness will depend on the blend of your Cajun Seasoning. Mine is pretty hot, I make my own blend.
Recipe is originally from the Food Network courtesy of Rachael Ray, but I tweaked it to fit our tastes. Very quick & easy shrimp recipe that's done on the stovetop. If your tastes desire spicy & garlic, then this recipe is just for you.
Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil was, by far, my Italian grandfather's favorite dish and I ALWAYS think of him whenever I make it! For those of you with anchovy phobia, this dish works great with or without them. I've made it both ways. Be sure to adjust your salt accordingly if using the anchovies, because they add a lot of saltiness on their own.
I saw this recipe made on 30 Minute Meals. These shrimp and scallops in the light tomato broth are delicious. I've even made this without the saffron (with a touch more garlic and spice) and it was still full of flavor. I substitute vegetable broth for the chicken, but feel free to add it back if you prefer.
For all of the Alton Brown turkey brine fans out there, this is Mr. Brown's brine for shrimp cocktail. I personally like to add a few extra spices to my brine, which are listed above, but I've posted his original brine as he made it on his show. Ever since I found this recipe, its become ONLY way I ever make peel and eat shrimp cocktail. The shrimp come out so moist, and full of flavor!