Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya

One of the most fitting ways to celebrate Mardi Gras is with this hearty, bold-flavored specialty of New Orléans featuring shrimp and spicy sausage. A gradual layering of flavors starts with pan-fried bacon and chorizo sausage followed by the holy trinity of onion, bell pepper and celery. Sautéed in the same pan, they pick up… 

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Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce

coconut shrimp with orange dipping sauce

Fried shrimp coated in coconut flakes and panko crumbs straight from the fryer make me slightly weak in the knees. Biting through the crusty coating into the steaming-hot, succulent shrimp trapped underneath makes me deliriously happy. The deceptively sweet orange marmalade sauce carries a surprise hint of heat that is a perfect counterbalance for all… 

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Shrimp and String Bean Pesto Pasta

Shrimp and String Bean Pasta

I can’t get this meal out of my mind. I blame the walnut pesto sauce. The plump, sweet shrimp. The fresh, tender string beans. And  the chewy, rotini pasta. Because one humble ingredient can cause a meal to be entirely unforgettable but the sum of its parts deserve credit too.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Kale and Polenta

Butter, lemon and garlic show-off the natural sweetness of shrimp in this simple but satisfying meal. The succulent shrimp is served on a bed of fresh kale and soft, creamy polenta spiked with salty Parmesan. It’s a meal that comes together pretty quickly and never fails to please. I find a special kind of enjoyment… 

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Pasta with Winter Squash and Shrimp

I can think of no better way to welcome in fall than with this pasta tossed in squash ‘sauce’ with shrimp, garlic and basil. When my eyes fell upon the glorious piles of multi-colored winter squash newly laid out in the market I did a little happy dance right then and there. I love this… 

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