Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of our favorite dishes when we get take-out.  After the success of our Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice, we decided to tackle our other favorite fried rice recipe.  Like our other fried rice recipe, this one uses day old rice and cooks super fast.  The fried rice that you get from take-out utilizes smaller sized shrimp, but we used full size shrimp to turn this side dish into an entree!  Check out our recipe below.

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Fried BBQ Shrimp

Fried BBQ Shrimp

My father-in-law is a huge fan of fried shrimp. The last time he came to visit we decided to dust off the deep fryer and make some fried shrimp. We started with some fresh shrimp, dredged them in egg wash and coated them with bbq rub seasoned bread crumbs. The results were fantastic!  The tastiest shrimp that I have ever had!

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How to Split and Grill Lobster Tails

How to Split and Grill Lobster Tails

The weather is finally making a turn for the better.  It is about time that spring has finally sprung upon us.  To celebrate spring, I picked up a few lobster tails on special.  I usually skewer the tails but decided to cook them in a different way. In this method I completely split the shells opening up more area to char on the grill.  It imparts the most smoke flavor to the lobster that I have found.  Plus it is simple, quick and delicious!  Did I mention it is easy to eat!  If you are looking for a great recipe with a more elaborate presentation, check out my how to grill lobster tails post.

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Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi – Hacked!

Red lobster shrimp scampi hacked

Growing up, my family loved to hit up Red Lobster.  Red Lobster is famous for cheddar biscuits, shrimp scampi and bringing seafood to the Midwest. Who wouldn’t love it.  My favorite thing on the menu was the shrimp scampi.  Not a traditional scampi, but a scampi inspired dish that was pure shrimp and no noodles.  The other day my Father asked me if I could recreate it. I accepted the challenge and here it is.

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Honey and Sake Glazed Shrimp

Sake and Honey Glazed Shrimp

I recently went to the closing of a local bookstore and picked up a copy of Jim Tarantino’s Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes.  It is a great book, but near the end in the Asian section he had a great recipe for Honey and Sake Glazed Shrimp. This sounded amazing to me.  So I went to the store and picked up some sweet sake and wildflower honey.  I figured, the best ingredients could only make this better.  After making this recipe, I determined that this was one of the best shrimp dishes that I have ever made.

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Grilled Lobster Rolls

Grilled Lobster Rolls

Last weekend Nick from Macheesmo came over for a great day of grilling.  We ate like kings.  The first dish of the day was grilled lobster rolls.  Every once in a while you will find lobster on sale.  Who would have thunk it.  However, I got a great deal, two 5oz lobster tails for $5.99.  With prices like that I see how Red Lobster stays in business.  The key to a great lobster roll is the second half of the title, the roll.  Purchase uncut hot dog buns, trim the sides so that they are flat and exposed, and then slice it right down the middle starting from the top.  The top cut roll, is key to a lobster roll.

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Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon with Mango Salsa

This past weekend Nick from Macheesmo came over to grill out.  I grilled, he grilled and we ate incredibly well.  One of my courses was Salmon with Mango Salsa.  Perfectly grilled salmon with a fresh salsa over the top.  It does not get any better than that.  Plus, this post is my world wide debut on YouTube.  Yep, I got a little flash camera and decided to become a video star.  You will see the video a little later in the post when I teach the finer points of dicing a mango.  This post is full of awesome information.  I also included the easiest way ever to cook a salmon filet.  So easy an infant could do it, well if they had enough arm strength to hold a spatula and flip a piece of fish.   Basically, it is really easy.

Salmon with Mango Salsa

The salsa added a nice fresh crunch and the Jalapeno added a nice little bit of heat.

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Grilled Scallops

So I went to the store today and they had a deal on Sea Scallops.  They were 8.99 a pound.  A steal if you ask me.  So I picked up 10 scallops for dinner.  I wanted to try something a little different so I made a BBQ sauce for them out of Hoisin Sauce and Orange Juice.

Grilled Scallops
Grilled Scallops

Served over a pile of couscous this was a great meal.

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