I love shrimp. Who doesn't?* The mention of scampi in another thread today made me think, gee, I'd like some shrimp now
. Here's the problem: with the exception of simple boiled or grilled shrimp, all the recipes I'm used to cooking have some significant dietary problem, whether it's too much fat (scampi, popcorn), too much cream (alfredo, chowder), or too dependent on being served over/with a mound of carbohydrates (fried rice, carbonara).
So, why don't I just find some handy website
to browse? Fact is, I'm tired of turning to the internet for recipes. I want some human input. I want a recipe recommended to me by someone I know and whose opinion can be trusted more than "Southernbelle51" whose review states "ur husband will luv this 1!!!"
So, INTERNET: Do my bidding!** Ground rules:
- You must have tried the recipe (and hopefully liked it).
- It needs to be unique to count toward 100. Bisque and chowder, for example, deserve separate mention but still count only once— after all, we could list 100 variations on alfredo alone in short order if we wanted to.
- It should involve shrimp/prawns as the main ingredient. Lobster, crab and other shellfish need not apply (this excludes paella, for example).
- It should be achievable in a home kitchen, with ingredients that could reasonably be gotten in a major city (so "that amazing thing I had at dim sum" is probably out).
If we eventually reach 100 unique preparations, that would be pretty cool. Right now all I'm actually looking for is something that doesn't depend on simple carbs, butter, olive oil or cream (low glycemic index and load would be particularly groovy), and I got a bit carried away. This is what happens when Bakemaster gets laid off—go cry to the state of California.
Let's start the list off with some standards. They may have many variations, but each one has a well-defined traditional recipe or style. If you have an especially good recipe or variation, by all means, share it—as long as it's a recipe you've actually cooked. We all know how to google "alton brown shrimp" already.
Boiled Shrimp (see also: Cocktail)
Grilled Shrimp (see also: Kebab)
Popcorn Shrimp (see also: Coconut Shrimp)
Shrimp Bisque (see also: Chowder)
Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp Salad, Deli
Shrimp Salad, Green
Shrimp Sushi (see also: Sashimi)
*PROTIP: This is a rhetorical question
. If you're about to post that you don't like shrimp: You Fail It. Your input is null, obnoxious, unhelpful, unintelligent, unironic and absolutely useless to the thread. Go directly to FaiD, do not pass S/FI, do not collect post count.
**Experience has taught me that this is a perfectly reasonable attitude to take regarding technology