Shrimp Scampi with Risotto

If it isn’t completely evident by now, I could eat about anything cooked in, smeared with, or floating in butter and garlic.  You put that together with shrimp and a simple risotto – that’s a quick and relatively easy meal that will please most anyone.  There are people out there, I know, that don’t like… Continue reading Shrimp Scampi with Risotto

Shrimp Pasta with Kale and Garlic (gluten-free)

Outside it was still raining.  Still. Raining.  When I see the sunshine again, I am going to kiss it – it has been away far too long!  In the meantime, dinner is limited to what I can find in the recesses of the freezer.  Shrimp looks good!  What else do we have – lots and… Continue reading Shrimp Pasta with Kale and Garlic (gluten-free)

Spring Rolls with “No-Peanut” Sauce

Are there foods that you suddenly have an powerful desire for?  I’m sure this happens to us all, whether it is for chocolate fudge or Chex Mix (ahem).  I wonder what drives those cravings.  Is it simply the power of suggestion, or is there some physical or psychological need that is begging to be filled?… Continue reading Spring Rolls with “No-Peanut” Sauce

Honey Walnut Shrimp

My memory is not always the best.  I often hear people reminiscing with such detail about their past  – details that I can never muster from my foggy brain.  What they wore on their first day of school, their thoughts on the first time they saw the ocean, where they were when they first heard… Continue reading Honey Walnut Shrimp

Shrimp Fritters aka Shrimp Puppies (gluten-free)

When shrimp meet hush puppies…. As I’ve mentioned before, I rarely fry anything.  Me and a hot vat of oil just don’t get along.  Every once in awhile, however, I get this craving for crispy battered objects and out comes the cast iron pan and the clip-on thermometer.  Who doesn’t love fried shrimp…and who doesn’t… Continue reading Shrimp Fritters aka Shrimp Puppies (gluten-free)

Classic Paella

Anytime we go on vacation…actually, anytime we leave the house… Mr. “He Cleans” is on a quest for vinyl.  As in LPs, records, albums, and what have you.  This is the source of much of the incredible music I get to listen to, so no complaints here.  However, I hope there is either a comfy… Continue reading Classic Paella

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Modified from Bon Appétit / Epicurious Since our wedding anniversary is also New Year’s Eve, we decided to have a pre-anniversary get together with friends to usher in the New Year a day early.  We snacked from a table of nuts, cheese, and bacon-wrapped stuffed dates to help soak up all the alcohol from the… Continue reading Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is a low-carb adaptation of Shrimp and Grits, and I have to say it worked pretty well!  There are a lot of flavors here – first, in lieu of grits, a base of roasted cauliflower pureed with roasted garlic and Parmesan cheese.  Then we top it off with wild-caught shrimp in a spicy… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash