In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, stir in flour and cook for a few minutes until golden. Add milk and cream, bring to a gentle simmer and continue to stir until thickened. Add pesto, parsley, garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, Worcestershire and Tabasco; stir until well blended. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and keep warm, stirring occasionally. Cook pasta quickly in a large pot of boiling water (3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente). At the same time, poach the pepper strips, snow peas and shrimp in another pot in a small amount of boiling water. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender and shrimp is cooked. Drain the pasta, mix it with the sauce and divide among four individual serving bowls. Garnish each evenly with hot cooked shrimp, pepper strips, and snow peas; serve immediately.
Shrimp jambalaya recipe, made with shrimp, rice, spices, and tomatoes.
1 c coarse chopped yellow onion
2 md garlic cloves peeled and minced
1 c chopped sweet green pepper
3/4 c finely diced celery
4 tb bacon drippings
3 tb minced parsley
6 oz smoked ham cut in 3/8-in cubes
1 lg bay leaf; crumbled
1/2 ts crumbled leaf thyme
1/4 ts cayenne pepper
1 1/2 ts salt (or to taste)
1 cn tomatoes (1 lb, 14-oz)
1 cn tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 3/4 c cold water
1 3/4 c uncooked converted rice
1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined
Set a large kettle -- not iron -- over moderate heat. Saute the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery in the bacon drippings for 8 to 10 minutes until they are limp and golden. Add the parsley, ham cubes, bay leaf, thyme & cayenne pepper. Saute, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the salt, tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce and water. Simmer the kettle, uncovered, for 5 minutes, breaking up any large clumps of tomatoes. Adjust the burner heat so that the mixture simmers gently. Stir in the rice, cover the kettle, and boil the rice for 40 minutes. Add the shrimp, tossing the mixture lightly to distribute them evenly. Cover the kettle and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until the shrimp are cooked through, the rice is done, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste the jambalaya and add the cayenne pepper and salt, if needed.
Sprinkle shrimp with garlic powder and a little salt. Wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon. Arrange on a broiler rack. Broil bacon wrapped shrimp, turning occasionally, 3 to 4 inches from heat for about 8 to 10 minutes, until bacon is crisp and browned. Serve with cocktail picks.
Makes about 45 bacon wrapped shrimp appetizers.
Serve this shrimp salad on romaine lettuce with tomato slices or avocado slices.
2 cups cooked shrimp, halved lengthwise and chilled
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 tablespoon finely minced onion
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Romaine lettuce or mixed greens
thinly sliced tomatoes
avocado slices, optional
cherry tomato slices, optional
In a medium bowl, mix shrimp with celery, onion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of romaine lettuce and thinly sliced tomatoes or mixed greens. Garnish with avocado slices or cherry tomato slices.
2 pounds large shrimp, shelled, devein, leaving tail on
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup ice water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
Shell and devein shrimp, leaving tail intact; dry well. Combine flour, sugar, salt, egg, ice water, and vegetable oil; beat until smooth. Mix together coconut and curry powder. Dip shrimp into batter then into coconut mixture. Fry coconut shrimp in hot fat, about 370° until golden.
Melt butter in a large skillet and sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery until tender. Add tomatoes, wine, Tabasco, and seasonings. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Season shrimp with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the pepper; let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine egg, cream, cornmeal, flour, baking powder and remaining salt in small mixing bowl; mix until well blended and smooth. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350°. Add batter mixture to shrimp; stir until shrimp are well coated. Drop shrimp in deep, hot fat in batches. Fry until light golden brown
Shrimp is sauteed with butter, garlic and green onions.
1 pound butter
3 bunches scallions, chopped
12 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups dry sherry
1 1/2 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 sweet red bell peppers, cut in thin sticks
chopped parsley, for garnish
Melt butter in saucepan. Add the scallions and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add parsley, salt, pepper and Sherry; simmer 2 minutes and set aside.
Pour a small amount of the butter mixture into a skillet. Sauté the shrimp in batches, adding more butter mixture as needed. Arrange the sauteed shrimp on a serving platter. Saute the red peppers in the pan; add the rest of the butter mixture and pour over the shrimp. Garnish with parsley.
This recipe for shrimp is made with lots of garlic, butter, lemon juice, and fresh parsley.
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 to 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 to 6 medium cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
salt, to taste
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat until butter stops foaming, about 30 to 45 seconds. Add the shrimp and garlic and sauté over medium heat, turning frequently until the shrimp just turn pink, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the parsley, lemon juice, and salt; stir well. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately, with rice or a salad.
Easy and delicious, and look for more shrimp scampi recipes below.
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined*
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Directions for Shrimp Scampi
*Leave shell on tail section, if desired. Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan in oven. To the melted butter, add the salt, crushed garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley. Stir well. Arrange shrimp scampi in baking pan in a single layer. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Turn shrimp; sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, and the rest of the parsley. Bake shrimp scampi for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just done. Arrange shrimp scampi on hot serving platter; pour garlic butter from pan over the shrimp and garnish with several lemon wedges.
Recipe for grilled shrimp with a marinade of lemon juice green onions, parsley, garlic and oil.
2 pounds jumbo shrimp
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 to 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 bunch green onions, with a few inches of green, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
Place shrimp in a glass bowl. Stir remaining ingredients together; pour over shrimp. Cover and marinate for 3 to 4 hours. Grill over hot coals for about 5 to 7 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
2 pounds jumbo shrimps, shelled and deveined, tail left on
1 large clove garlic, crushed
juice of 1 lime or lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
garlic butter, below
Use scissors to remove shells without disturbing tails. In a non-reactive bowl, combine crushed garlic, salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Put shrimp in bowl; stir to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill 5 to 6 inches from coals for about 12 to 15 minutes, turning frequently. Remove tails if cooking under broiler.
Garlic Butter for Dipping
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 large garlic clove, crushed
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add remaining ingredients; heat for 1 minute. Serve with shrimp or other seafood.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
Heat oil over medium low heat in a large skillet. Sauté shrimp; add vermouth, garlic, salt, and pepper; simmer until liquid is almost evaporated. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon juice. Gently stir and serve with toothpicks as an appetizer.
This shrimp scampi recipes is one of the most popular recipes on this site. An easy recipe for shrimp scampi, made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and a little white wine and lemon juice.
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
1/3 cup clarified butter
4 tablespoons minced garlic
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper, to taste
Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.