Pineapple Shrimp Gazpacho

pineapple cucumber shrimp gazpacho

This cool and easy pineapple shrimp gazpacho may just have ruined all other gazpachos for me, at least for the time being.  One pineapple, one cucumber, some chopped shrimp, a few other things and about 10 minutes is all that stands between you and a sweet and spicy bowl of summer soup deliciousness.  The first time I made this I couldn't even wait for the chilling down in the fridge part...we proceeded right to the eating (and it's pretty wonderful at room temperature too, I'm here to tell you!).  The second time I exercised extreme patience and let it hang out in the fridge for a few hours first, and the only thing better than freshly made pineapple gazpacho is cold pineapple gazpacho.  Let's get to making it! Read More & Get the Recipe

Cold Corn and Shrimp Soup

cold corn chowder

This cold corn and shrimp soup is one of my very favorites, because not only is it  full of delicious summertime flavors, it also fits in perfectly with my in and out of the kitchen mantra.  My goal during the week is to get in the door and go from walking into the kitchen to dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. It's a personal challenge for me (and I have to admit I cut corners a little bit by leaving the recipe out in the mornings, because most days the adorable Southern husband gets out the ingredients and stacks them on the counter for me. Did I mention he also cleans up the kitchen afterwords? Yes, I do know how very, very good I have it.) Read More & Get the Recipe

Shrimp Avocado Salad

shrimp avocado salad

Are you one of those people who (like me) can't say no to either shrimp cocktail or guacamole?  Then you are going to LOVE this easy, summery shrimp avocado salad.  Cool chopped shrimp, buttery avocado, salty crunchy cashews, sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy lime juice...I am running out of adjectives, so instead I will just say that not only is this a fun conglomeration of so many of my food crushes in one bowl, it also breaks all indoor speed records for making it.  As in, you put everything together in a bowl, you mix it up gently, and you proceed directly with your fork in your hand to the dinner table.  Does it get any better than this?  Nor for us shrimp and avocado lovers it doesn't! Read More & Get the Recipe

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

shrimp fried rice

One of the best things about ordering Chinese food is that they always send it with lots of rice.  And one of the best things about having extra rice is that it pretty much requires you to make shrimp fried rice sometime in the next few days.  And one of the best things about making shrimp fried rice is that it is one of the easiest, most flexible suppers you can make.  The rice and the shrimp and the sauce are mandatory, but after that you can toss in pretty much whatever veggies you have lurking in your fridge and they are going to fit right it.  Peas, spinach, asparagus...you name it.  Let's make some! Read More & Get the Recipe

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Kebabs

grilled shrimp and watermelon

I'm back after my break for graduation festivities (more on that below!) and I'm bringing grilled shrimp and watermelon kebabs with me.  Because while the Southern husband and I are the best kind of exhausted, we aren't quite ready to stop celebrating, and there are few things that are as casually festive as a good old kebab.  Especially a shrimp kebab.  Especially a shrimp kebab with the sweet deliciousness of watermelon.  And because of the happy exhaustion part, I needed something that needed minimal prep time and maximum flavor.  Hello, super fast, super delicious, super easy grilled shrimp and watermelon kebabs, which don't even require a single pan. Win! Read More & Get the Recipe

Pressed Wedge Salad with Shrimp

shrimp wedge salad

Wedge salad is one of those things that the Southern husband just can't resist when he sees it on a menu.  Even though he has had it a million times before.  Even though wedge salad is usually pretty much the same wherever you have it - a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled in blue cheese dressing and scattered with tomatoes and pieces of bacon.  Hey, with all that going on I can't blame the guy, and after watching him order it for the millionth time, it finally dawned on me that maybe I should make it at home, which is how my classic wedge salad recipe post was born. But as usual, I can't leave well enough alone, so I started messing with wedge salad ideas.  I kept all the essential bits - the iceberg, the blue cheese, the tomatoes, the BACON...but as with my recent spin on steak Caesar salad, I wanted to make it a little easier to eat.  And I wanted to get a little more protein in there so it could hold its head up high as a legit meal to serve for dinner.  And so with only a Read More & Get the Recipe