May 10 – National Shrimp Day: What’s Your Favorite Shrimp Dish & What’s the Best Way to Prepare / Cook Shrimp?
Today is one of my favorite days. It’s National Shrimp Day … Yayyy. The only thing I don’t like about shrimp is cleaning them … YUCK. My favorite Shrimp Dishes are Shrimp Gumbo (spicy) and
Do you have a ‘Best Way to Prepare Shrimp’? Is there a way to do it without getting your hands all messy
Straight from Rachels Ray’s Website, here’s the Complete Recipe for Shrimp Seafood Fra Diavalo: (Video as well)
Here are some Favorite Shrimp Dish Suggestions from the NationalShrimpDay Page @ www.nationaldaycalendar.com
Seafood Gumbo: A stew or soup that probably originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. Seafood gumbo typically consists of a strongly flavored stock, shrimp and crab meat (sometimes oysters), a thickener, and seasoning vegetables. Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used: okra, the Choctaw spice, file powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves), or roux, the French base made of flour and fat.
Shrimp Cocktail: The Golden Gate was the first to serve this .50 cent shrimp cocktail in 1959. It is now a Las Vegas cliché. Called the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” on the menu, it is a favorite among tourists as well as the locals. The original Shrimp Cocktail consists of a regular-sized sundae glass filled with small salad shrimp and topped with a dollop of cocktail sauce.
Shrimp DeJonghe: A specialty of Chicago, it is a casserole of whole, peeled shrimp blanketed in soft, garlic, sherry-laced bread crumbs. It is served as an appetizer or a main course. It originated in the late 19th or early 20th century at the DeJonghe’s Hotel and Restaurant.
Shrimp Scampi: This dish has its own day on April 29 and is cooked in butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.
1 pound linguine or thin linguine
Bring a large pot of water to a boil for pasta. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Wait for oil to smoke then add half the shrimp and lightly brown but do not cook all the way through, 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove and repeat, then toss with lemon juice and reserve the shrimp. Add a little more oil to the pan and the shallots or onions, garlic, thyme, chilies, salt and pepper. Swirl and stir 2-3 minutes then deglaze with sherry, reduce 1 minute then add butter and melt. Add parsley, tomatoes, basil and reduce heat to low. Simmer sauce 10-12 minutes to cook down tomatoes. Cook pasta to al dente, adding shrimp to sauce after 5 minutes to let it finish cooking through. Add half a cup starchy liquid to sauce, drain pasta and toss with shrimp and sauce 1 minute, serve in shallow bowls.