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Old 11-12-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question Help with Shrimp

I recently purchased a bunch of frozen large cooked cocktail shrimp on sale at Cub. I have a recipe or two that I can follow, but I was wondering if anyone had any cooking tips about this.

Someone told me that since they are pre-cooked, they don't cook that nicely broiled. Can anyone verify this?

I have one creole-shrimp recipe, where the shrimp is added at the last minute.
I've also eaten these cold, served with cocktail sauce.

I love shrimp, so any tips or recipes would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 11-12-2005, 07:55 PM   #2
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Right, since they are already cooked, you want to add them to things at the last minute. They are excellent in stir-fry; you can make a shrimp salad like tuna; add them (defrosted, of course) on any green salad. I have a great, but not low cal, shrimp dip recipe.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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One of my favorite ways to have shrimp is in a Mexican style shrimp cocktail. I have ordered these at restaurants and love them, and have made a pretty good imitation at home.

The amounts of ingredients aren't really that important.

chopped green onion, couple tablespoons
salsa of your choice (I like medium), about 2/3 cup
finely chopped cilantro, couple tablespoons
avocado diced in small cubes (If I use, I only use a little bit of avocado)
cooked shrimp, about a cup
tomato juice (to thin the salsa, not really necessary you can just add more salsa)
little squeeze of lime (I don't use if I don't have it)
little bit of Splenda if the salsa is too tart


Just mix everything together (sometimes I don't thaw the shrimp, I just put them in the salsa the night before and let them thaw and marinate in the salsa - but don't add the fresh ingredients till right before I'm ready to eat it)

The restaurants always serve this with a lot of avocado and soda crackers, but I don't eat the crackers and omit or use only a bit of the avocado.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:44 PM   #4
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I like this one - I cheat and buy roasted red peppers in a jar (packed in water). I got this from a WW cookbook I found for a dollar in a thrift store..

Shrimp and Penne W/ Bell Pepper Sauce

4 red bell peppers roasted
1/2 c parsley leaves (fresh)
1/4 c dry white wine
2 garlic cloves
1 t dry oregano
1 lb shrimp
4 c hot cooked penne (tube shaped pasta)
pepper to taste

1. In a blender or food processor, puree the bell peppers, parsley, wine, garlic and oregano.
2. Pour the bell pepper mixture into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the shrimp. Reduce heat and simmer until shrimp turn pink (if added raw) or are heated through (if added precooked). Serve the penne topped with the shrimp mixture; sprinkle with the black pepper.

4 servings
336 calories
3 g total of fat 0 g saturated fat
140 mg cholesterol
143 mg sodium
48 g total carbohydrate 4 g dietary fiber
26 g protein
6 WW points
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:34 PM   #5
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Default Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

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Originally Posted by kaplods
chopped green onion, couple tablespoons
salsa of your choice (I like medium), about 2/3 cup
finely chopped cilantro, couple tablespoons
avocado diced in small cubes (If I use, I only use a little bit of avocado)
cooked shrimp, about a cup
tomato juice (to thin the salsa, not really necessary you can just add more salsa)
little squeeze of lime (I don't use if I don't have it)
little bit of Splenda if the salsa is too tart

Just mix everything together (sometimes I don't thaw the shrimp, I just put them in the salsa the night before and let them thaw and marinate in the salsa - but don't add the fresh ingredients till right before I'm ready to eat it)
I made this the other day and it was absolutely delicious!! I actually made it a few times and served it with baked tortilla chips for a light dinner or a lunch. Thanks for the recipe!
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