Toasty Berbere Shrimp Rolls

In the past few years, lobster rolls have exploded all over DC (not literally). There are lobster roll trucks and multiple stand-alone stores, and all of them are delicious. The same seems to be true for Philadelphia. But because lobster rolls are expensive, they remain a rare indulgence. Not so with shrimp rolls! I first made them as part of a Blue Apron delivery- a service I love, but that’s a discussion for another day- and they have quickly become … Continue reading

Coconut Curry Shrimp: The Global Quest

Over the past several years and in multiple countries (France, 2008; Aruba, 2010), I’ve sporadically encountered an irresistible shrimp curry. I racked my brain about how I could duplicate its flavors, but I haven’t known where to start. And then I made this shrimp curry recipe, straight from the pages of a magazine dedicated to India. As I read the magazine, I noticed that several of the recipes used fresh coconut, an ingredient I hadn’t cooked with before. I got … Continue reading

Thai Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad

This salad is awesome. It is refreshing but filling and features complex Thai flavors that balance sweet, sour, savory, and spicy. Even better are the many different components that keep each bite of salad varied and interesting. This salad is more commonly made with pomelo and crab, but I prefer shrimp because it provides a more substantial texture. I ate this salad as a main course, but a smaller portion would also make a nice appetizer. It’s a really delicious … Continue reading