With its luscious texture and delicate flavor, shrimp is a gourmet treat that attracts seafood lovers from all over the world. Take a culinary journey this week with these 4 delectable shrimp recipes that mash up different cuisines and tastes.
These recipes, which range from zesty Asian-inspired dishes to traditional Mexican flavors, are sure to satiate your appetite and improve your cooking abilities. So let’s start preparing some fresh shrimp!
This is a delightful and filling recipe that blends juicy shrimp with a sweet and savory sauce.
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 pound large shrimp peeled, deveined
2 tablespoon butter
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Add the honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper to a small bowl and stir to blend.
Add 1/3 of the sauce to a bowl with the peeled and deveined shrimp. For 30 minutes, toss and marinate.
Add the cornstarch to the reserved marinade.
Toss the broccoli with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until just tender, in a hot skillet and place aside.
After adding the marinated shrimp, add the butter to the skillet. Cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes on each side or until they turn pink.
Bring to a simmer after adding the saved sauce. When the broccoli is fully heated, add it in and stir.
Serve with white rice or pasta.
So if you feel like having shrimp and broccoli for dinner this week, make sure to check this recipe out.
This Thai shrimp curry is a mouthwatering and delightful dish that brings together a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
1 pound (450g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (13.5 ounces / 400ml) full-fat coconut milk
2-3 tablespoons red curry paste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 lemongrass stalks, bruised
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
4-5 kaffir lime leaves
1 red, green, and yellow bell pepper each, thinly sliced
1 cup snow peas
1 can (8 ounces / 225g) bamboo shoots, drained
Cooked jasmine rice
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a big, deep pan.
Add the red curry paste to the boiling oil and stir-fry for a minute to release its scent.
Add the coconut milk and thoroughly mix with the curry paste. Put it on a low simmer.
Now add the ginger, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves that have been bruised and boil the mixture for around 10 minutes.
Add the bell peppers, snow peas, and bamboo shoots to the pot. Allow them to cook for an additional 5 minutes or until they are crisp-tender.
Now add the shrimp and cook for 3-5 minutes or until pink and opaque. To keep the shrimp delicate, take care not to overcook them.
If the curry needs more seasoning, taste it and add salt or a dash of fish sauce for a richer flavor.
Before serving, take the kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass stalks out of the pot.
Pour the flavorful shrimp curry over bowls of jasmine rice to serve.
Serve with lime wedges on the side and cilantro leaves for garnish.
These grilled shrimp skewers with a Cajun flair should make a delicious and flavorful addition to your dinner menu.
1 pound (450g) large or jumbo-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons Cajun spice mix (You can use store-bought Cajun spice mix or make your own by combining spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper)
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Skewers (wooden or metal)
Cucumber and Dill Yogurt Dip:
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup grated cucumber (squeezed to remove excess water)
2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
The marinade for the shrimp is made by combining the Cajun spice blend, minced garlic, and olive oil in a mixing dish.
Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the bowl and cover with the marinade thoroughly. To allow the flavors to meld, cover the bowl and marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Make the cucumber and dill yogurt dip while the shrimp are marinating. Mix all the ingredients for the dip thoroughly, then chill until ready to serve.
Heat your grill to a moderately hot setting.
Don’t overcrowd the skewers as you thread the shrimp onto them after removing them from the marinade.
The shrimp skewers should be cooked for two to three minutes on each side or until opaque and faintly browned.
Remove the cooked shrimp skewers from the grill and place them on a serving plate.
To provide a cool and refreshing contrast to the hot shrimp, serve the cucumber and dill yogurt dip alongside the Cajun-style grilled shrimp skewers.
You can experiment with different flavors and cuisines with these delectable shrimp dishes, transforming regular shrimp into amazing gourmet pleasures. These dishes are certain to please your palate and wow your visitors, whether you enjoy fiery Cajun, tangy Thai, or traditional Mexican flavors. Prepare to improve your culinary abilities this week and enjoy the delicious flavor of shrimp!
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