Abracadabra…Cajun Crusted Shrimp!

Presto dinnero. These shrimp are so easy to prepare, they cook in about 5 minutes, and they are as tasty as can be. I felt like a dinner magician. The shrimp take on a very light, crispy crust that is packed with flavor. Oddly, they remind me a lot of a bloomin’ onion from Outback Steakhouse. There are a lot of spices that make up the crust for these shrimp, but the flavors work so well together that it’s worth … Continue reading

Chipotle Cream Pasta with Shrimp and Greens

If you like spicy pasta, you’ll go nuts for this one. I’ve been waiting to make it for months, ever since my friend shared his wildly successful kitchen experimentation with me. I started craving it on the spot! I started checking in at Trader Joe’s, hoping they would stock frozen, raw shrimp instead of frozen, cooked shrimp. After three months, I couldn’t wait any longer. I gave in and bought the cooked shrimp, and I’m glad I did. It’s hard … Continue reading

Tropical Shrimp Quesadillas

This quesadilla put me on the beach. With each bite, the sound of crashing waves got louder and louder. I wish! Now that I think about it, there isn’t any mango or pineapple in this quesadilla to make it truly “tropical,” but it is something that I want to eat oceanside with a piña colada. To make 2 quesadillas, sauté 1/2 of a diced onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 8-9 jumbo shrimp cut into thirds (no tails), and 1/4 cup … Continue reading