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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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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Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

Chipotle Lime Shrimp

I love shrimp so much that I purchase it whenever it is on sale.  I don’t mind buying frozen shrimp as all of the shrimp sold in supermarkets/fish markets where I live sell previously frozen shrimp.  Therefore, I like to thaw the shrimp under my own conditions. I usually thaw it in a strainer that is covered in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours before I want to cook them.  This recipe is simple, but it packs a ton of flavor.

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Bill’s Shrimp Marinara

Shrimp Marinara

The Marinara Sauce from the other day is not Bill’s only specialty. My Father-in-Law also makes a mean Shrimp Marinara. This is a simple dish that utilizes his Sunday gravy. Sauteed shrimp and garlic mixed with awesome marinara sauce makes for a great meal. Bill’s Shrimp Marinara Peel and de-vein the shrimp.   Make sure … Read moreBill’s Shrimp Marinara

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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Jambalaya

A couple of weeks ago I received a request from one of my readers (Cedric) to do a rice dish.  I love rice so I knew this was going to be a great suggestion.  I started to think about what I like in dish.  Meat, veggies and a great flavor.  One of Cedric’s suggestions was to do a Jambalaya.  This sounded great.  So I started to research Jambalaya’s.  Most used pre-cooked protein and/or required a lot of work.  I wanted a one pot dish that would be tasty and full of flavor.  So I decided to make a chicken, andouille and shrimp Jambalaya.  Yep, a kitchen sink Jambalaya.

Jambalaya

The Jambalaya had a little kick of heat and an excellent flavor.

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

The other week I was asked by my friend Sean to make and post a grilled shrimp recipe.  I am always looking for new ideas so I jumped on the chance.  What kind of shrimp would I make?  Bacon wrapped shrimp, of course.  So I went to the store picked up a couple of pounds of shrimp and a couple of pounds of bacon and started experimenting.  I have never wrapped bacon around shrimp before so it was a learning experience.  The first batch was bad.  I wrapped a whole strip of bacon around the shrimp and started to grill.  Way too much bacon, plus by the time that the bacon was cooked, the shrimp were like bricks.  Back to the drawing board.  So I partially cooked the bacon and cut it in half so that there was not too much bacony goodness and we had a winner.  I know that sounds weird, why would I want less bacony goodness, but there was so much bacon that it overwhelmed the shrimp.  I never thought I would say it, but sometimes there can be too much bacon.  I still can’t believe that I just wrote that.

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Grilled Shrimp Pizza

I love pizza but it is so hot outside that I don’t want to heat up the oven.  So I decided to make a pizza on the grill.  It is extremely easy and the crust is amazing.  Using a basic pizza crust you can create an awesome pizza in minutes. The grill adds such a … Read moreGrilled Shrimp Pizza