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

Sweet and Sour Shrimp in Pineapple Boats

sweet and sour shrimp in pineapple boats

You gotta wonder what inspired the first guy to eat a pineapple what prompted him to try the pineapple in the first place.  Because the outside of a pineapple is prickly and forbidding pretty much all over.  But once you cut into a nice ripe pineapple and get that first whiff of sweet, tender pineapple deliciousness...I would like to find that guy and thank him.  Or her.  Because while canned pineapple is nice and convenient and all, I'm here to tell you that once you make that first slice, pineapples are very cooperative, and canned pineapple cannot hold a candle to fresh stuff.  And...bonus points!...the pineapple shells make extremely fun boats to serve whatever you are serving.  In this case, we will be making a super easy, super delicious sweet and sour shrimp.  With, you know, pineapple! Read More & Get the Recipe

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

salt and pepper shrimp

As I may have mentioned a couple of million times, the Southern husband and I are forever buying shrimp at Costco*.  Mainly because they have the best shrimp I have ever gotten anywhere, and as a side benefit you also get lots and lots of shrimp.  It comes in a giant bag which we break down into smaller bags and freeze.  And as a result, I always have tons of fabulous shrimp on hand whenever I get the urge to make things like this peppery, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, ready in a flash salt and pepper shrimp! Read More & Get the Recipe

Shrimp Marinara Soup

shrimp marinara soup

My favorite place to buy shrimp is not a specialty seafood store, or even the fabulous seafood counter at our local supermarket.  Nope, the only place I will buy shrimp is...Costco.  Because the shrimp from Costco is simply and reliably the most delicious I have ever tasted.  However, Costco being Costco, you can only buy it in giant bags, which is no problem for me.  It comes frozen, so I break it up into smaller portions, pop them in freezer bags and keep it in the freezer for the next time I get a hankering to make shrimp for dinner.  And not wanting EVER to be without shrimp in the freezer, I guess I bought one too many bags, because recently the Southern husband mentioned that there was no room in the freezer for anything else because it was Full Of Shrimp.  So I kicked my shrimp-recipe-making into high gear, and that is how this shrimp marinara soup came to be. Read More & Get the Recipe