THE BEST SHRIMP RECIPES

Reward yourself. Break away from the average week night meal and dive into a shrimp dinner. Experience a taste of the ocean in every luscious bite. From Jumbo Prawns to tiny salad shrimp, we love these sumptuous seafood delights. Versatile and savory, shrimp add a touch of elegance to any meal. Cook them alone on the grill, toss them in a fresh spring salad, or add them to a salty seafood stew. Take a seaside holiday, without ever leaving your kitchen table.

Shrimp is the perfect food for all skill levels and cooking styles. Prepare a romantic meal with ease and style. Put together the perfect last minute business lunch, or throw together a decadent midnight snack. Healthy, natural and classically simple, shrimp is the perfect no nonsense food.

Why wait to try out a few of our easy to prepare recipes. You’ll find everything you need right here to recreate that perfect dockside dinner. We’ve done the work for you. Our staff has searched long and hard to uncover the perfect shrimp preparation. Simply sit back and explore the many different ways you can tantalize your palette with this versatile ingredient. We invite you to try a few of our favorite recipes. You be the judge. Clearly outlined ingredient lists and easy to follow instructions make tackling a new ingredient fun and easy. You don’t need to own a surfside restaurant to eat the perfect seaside meal. Go ahead! Jump in, and try a shrimp dinner tonight.

GIANT CHILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL

There’s nothing retro or ‘old school’ about this elegant yet satisfying cutting edge shrimp cocktail recipe!

CHILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

2 dozen large shrimp, peeled but with tails still on

Brine ingredients

2 cups ice
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar

Cocktail sauce ingredients

1 x 14.5 oz can tomatoes (diced), drained
1/2 cup Heinz chilli sauce
4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
salt & pepper, to taste
Old Bay seasoning, to taste

CHILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL DIRECTIONS

To start, you’ll need to de-vein the shrimp. To do that, use a pair of scissors (or a serrated knife) to make a small cut down the back of each shrimp to follow the intestinal track (you’ll usually see a black line – that’s it). Remove the intestinal track and then rinse the shrimp in cool running water. Make sure to try to leave the rest of the shrimp shell unharmed.

After the shrimp have been de-veined, place them into a bowl containing the brine.
Refrigerate for half an hour.
While the shrimp are in the refrigerator, continue with the next steps.

Combine the can of diced tomatoes, chilli sauce, sugar, salt, pepper & horseradish in a food processor.
Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
Remove the cocktail sauce from the processor and into a bowl, and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve the shrimp cocktail.

Place a baking sheet or broiler pan underneath your oven broiler and preheat for five minutes.
Remove the de-veined shrimp from the brine, rinse them under cold running water, drain them thoroughly, then pat them dry with some paper towel.
Add the shrimp, olive oil and Old Bay seasoning to large bowl and stir so that each shrimp gets coated in the olive oil and seasoning.
Arrange the shrimp on the hot pan and return it to the broiler for two minutes.
Turn the shrimp over and allow to cook for a further minute.
Take the shrimp off the pan and allow to cool on a on a cold cookie sheet.
Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Serve around the rim of a martini glass with a generous dollop of your delicious cocktail sauce.

Makes: 2 generous serves or 4 startersRemove the de-veined shrimp from the brine, rinse them under cold running water, drain them thoroughly, then pat them dry with some paper towel.
Add the shrimp, olive oil and Old Bay seasoning to large bowl and stir so that each shrimp gets coated in the olive oil and seasoning.
Arrange the shrimp on the hot pan and return it to the broiler for two minutes.
Turn the shrimp over and allow to cook for a further minute.
Take the shrimp off the pan and allow to cool on a on a cold cookie sheet.
Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Serve around the rim of a martini glass with a generous dollop of your delicious cocktail sauce.

CAJUN FRIED SHRIMP

Crispy, crunchy, and spicy. Soon to be a favorite weekend dish

FRIED SHRIMP RECIPE INGREDIENTS

12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups canola oil
Cajun spice blend
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
2 eggs
½ lb yellow cornmeal
½ lb flour

FRIED SHRIMP RECIPE DIRECTIONS

Slice shrimp open in a butterfly, and rinse.
Set aside while making the batter.

Beat together milk, buttermilk and eggs until smooth.
In another bowl, stir together cornmeal and flour.
Holding each shrimp by its tail, dip first into Cajun spices, then into the egg mixture.
Let excess drip off before one more dip in the cornmeal mixture.
Make sure its well coated.

In a deep fryer or pan, heat canola oil to 350F and fry shrimp until nicely browned.
Each shrimp will take around 4 minutes.
Set aside to drain off oil, and then serve.

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