Diva Tasting: Shrimp and More Shrimp…

Years ago I had a friend who was a commercial fisherman off the coast of North Carolina. When I visited, his lovely Thai Wife, would cook fresh seafood for every meal. From seafood fritters to soft shell crab (in Season). Here are a few shrimp recipes she shared with me.

Shrimp and More Shrimp (Dinners for Two)

Seafood Bake for Two

Ingredients

2 (4 Ounce) Halibut Fillets

6 Scallops

6 Peeled And Deveined Jumbo Shrimp, Tail Still Attached

Cup Dry White Wine

2 Tablespoons Melted Butter

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

½ Teaspoon Seafood Seasoning

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

Kosher Salt And Pepper To Taste

1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step 2 Arrange the halibut, scallops, and shrimp in an oven-safe, glass baking dish. Drizzle with wine, butter, and lemon juice. Sprinkle with the seasoning and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3 Bake in preheated oven until the halibut has turned white, and is flaky, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.
Shrimp Lo Mein with Broccoli

Ingredients

1 (8 Ounce) Package Spaghetti

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Fish Sauce

½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger

2 Teaspoons Vegetable Oil

1 Pound Uncooked Medium Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined

1 Cup Chopped Broccoli

¼ Yellow Onion, Thinly Sliced

3 Crimini Mushrooms, Sliced

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

2 Large Eggs

Directions

Step 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

Step 2 Mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, fish sauce, garlic powder, and ground ginger in a bowl until the sugar dissolves.

Step 3 Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat; cook and stir shrimp in hot oil until they start to change color, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broccoli, onion, and mushrooms; cook until just beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir garlic through the vegetable mixture. Push the vegetables to one side of the pan. Cook the eggs in the clear space in the pan, scrambling lightly, until no longer moist, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the cooked egg with shrimp and vegetables. Add the cooked noodles and the sauce; cook and stir until hot and evenly mixed, about 2 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Korean Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Ingredients

Marinade:

½ Cup Light Soy Sauce

3 Scallions, Minced, Divided

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

1 Tablespoon Finely Minced Ginger

1 ½ Teaspoons Mirin

1 Teaspoons White Sugar, Or More To Taste

1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)

½ Teaspoon Sesame Oil

1 Pound Fresh Jumbo Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined

½ Tablespoon Korean Hot Pepper Paste

Directions

Step 1 Combine soy sauce, 2 minced scallions, garlic, sesame seeds, cornstarch, ginger, mirin, sugar, red pepper flakes, and sesame oil in a bowl to make marinade.

Step 2 Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag; pour in marinade. Seal the bag and shake to coat shrimp. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3 Heat a skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp. Cook, turning and basting a few times with leftover marinade, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a bowl, reserving oil in the skillet.

Step 4 Pour 3 tablespoons of the marinade and pepper paste to the skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until thick.

Stir Fry Lo-Mein

Ingredients

2 Cups Water

Ground Black Pepper To Taste

Salt To Taste

1 Package Lo Mein Noodles

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce, Divided, Or To Taste

Vegetable Oil

½ Onion, Chopped

1 Cup Bean Sprouts

½ Pound Cooked And Peeled Shrimp, Or To Taste

1 Pinch Garlic Powder, Or To Taste

1 Head Bok Choy, Chopped

1 Green Onion

Directions

Step 1 Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt and black pepper. Add Prepared Noodles. Cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce. Cook 3 minutes more and drain noodles.

Step 2 Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add onion and season with salt and black pepper; cook about 1 minute. Add bean sprouts and 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp and season with garlic powder and black pepper; cook until shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes more.

Step 3 Stir cooked noodles into the pan with the shrimp. Add additional soy sauce to taste. Add bok choy and green onion. Simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes more.

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