My favorite protein. Unique flavor, but, unfortunately for me, rather
expensive where I live, so I only treat myself rarely.
Shrimp is my favorite seafood. My favorite meat, even. If it weren't
always so damned expensive where I live, I'd eat shrimp all the time.
This recipe for Shrip Etouffee,
a spicy Cajun shrimp dish, is easy and delicious. I made my own shrimp
stock (included in the recipe), so it took a little longer, but even
that was pretty easy. I wonder if what I consider easy has changed over
the course of this blog...
I didn't have any Cajun seasoning, but I did have some Chipotle
seasoning, which lended a nice, smokey flavor. Altogether, the spices
and hot sauce made for a good kick and great flavor.
Standing in stark contrast to the last pasta dish
I made, there's this one.
The blog I got this from, The Pioneer
Woman, calls it Penne a la
Betsy. In my
mundane way, I'm calling it Shrimp and Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce.
This wonderful, rich, creamy dish comes together quickly and, except for
the shrimp, I had everything I needed: A small can of tomato sauce from
the Indian-spiced Stew a few weeks
ago, some pasta I collected (bow
ties are cool), and some
cream. I've started keeping the ultra-pasteurized cream in my fridge
for emergency scone baking and sauces. It keeps for a month, and it's
I didn't have any white wine left (thank the chicken for that
one), so I just used a bit of
water. This turned out a bit thin, so I let it simmer to thicken it back
up. A bit of chicken stock would help fill in some flavor gaps,
I suspect, if you don't have wine. Personally, I filled those gaps with
some parmesan and red pepper.
All in all, this one was very good. I gorged myself stupid, have plenty
of leftovers, and now, fat and happy, I'm telling you about it.
PS: The leftovers went well mixing the peas right in there.
I love the versatility of pasta. With just a few pantry ingredients, you
can make a delicious meal. But not always, like this Tuna Lemon and
Dill recipe from Olive
I made some modifications due to the nature of US grocery stores and
Imperial units, and my appalling lack of fresh dill, and the result was
interesting, for a little while. I couldn't bring myself to finish it
If I had a rating system based on how many days of leftovers I could
tolerate, this recipe would get a 2/5. Other people might find it
appetizing, but this is definitely not my style of food.
I don't remember where I found this recipe, but it's crazy delicious. Tequila,
lime, and salty, buttery shrimp combine together so well. This stuff is great
with rice or on a tortilla with cheese and sour cream.
Continue reading Tequila Lime Shrimp...
I've been trying a bunch of Budget Bytes recipes
recently, and liking them. This one is no exception: Spicy Tomato and Shrimp
Continue reading Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta...