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Shrimp Puttanesca

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
3/4 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped
2 to 3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups grape tomatoes or small cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine or vegetable broth
1/3 cup pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons drained capers
Sugar to taste
Chopped fresh Italian parsley
Hot cooked spaghetti, optional

Directions
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil; saute shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Stir in salt; remove from pan.

In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, about 2 minutes. Add anchovies, garlic and remaining pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, wine, olives and capers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until tomatoes are softened and mixture is thickened, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in shrimp and sugar to taste; sprinkle with parsley. If desired, serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Puttanesca

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1 teaspoon salt
1 bottle (12-1/2 ounces) mandarin natural flavor soda
1-1/2 cups Clamato juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (100-150 per pound)
2 avocados, finely chopped
Tortilla chips

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in soda, Clamato juice, lime juice and ketchup. Add shrimp. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.

Just before serving, add avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon and tortilla chips. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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Asian Salmon with Potatoes and Broccoli Sheet-Pan Dinner

Ingredients

Potatoes
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lb small new potatoes, quartered

Broccoli and Salmon

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon natural rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (4 oz) salmon filets, skin on
1/2 lb fresh broccoli florets (about 4 cups)
2 green onions, sliced on the bias

Directions
1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large, rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.

2 In large bowl, mix sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add potatoes, and toss to coat. Place potatoes skin side down in single layer on pan. Roast potatoes 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Turn potatoes skin side up, and make room for broccoli and salmon.

3 In same large bowl, mix brown sugar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, the butter, vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixture to medium bowl. Add salmon to mixture in medium bowl; turn to coat. Add broccoli to large bowl, and toss to coat. Add salmon, skin side down, to pan with potatoes; add broccoli. Pour any remaining mixture from both bowls over salmon and broccoli. Roast 12 to 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, and potatoes are fork-tender. Top with green onions.

Recipe found here: Asian Salmon with Potatoes and Broccoli Sheet-Pan Dinner

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Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ingredients
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup fresh snow peas
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked fettuccine

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry red peppers in hot canola oil for 1 minute. Add the snow peas, green onions and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, combine the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until peanut butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Stir in shrimp. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Return red pepper mixture to skillet; heat through. Serve over fettuccine. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients
2 ounces uncooked linguine
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions
Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, cook garlic in butter and oil until golden. Stir in the lemon juice, Italian seasoning and shrimp; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 1 serving.

Recipe found here: Easy Shrimp Scampi

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Creole Shrimp & Sausage

Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup quick-cooking bulgur
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning, divided
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions
In a small saucepan, bring water and broth to a boil. Stir in the bulgur, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage in 1 teaspoon oil. Remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, saute onion and green pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, shrimp, Worcestershire sauce, sausage and remaining Creole seasoning. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Fluff bulgur with a fork; serve with sausage mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Editor’s Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Recipe found here: Creole Shrimp & Sausage

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Seasoned Crab Cakes

Ingredients
3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 cup cubed bread
2 eggs
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup canola oil

Directions
In a large bowl, combine crab and bread cubes. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream, lemon juice, butter, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Add to crab mixture and mix gently (mixture will be moist).

Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Drop crab mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into crumbs; shape each into a 3/4-in.-thick patty. Carefully turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

In a large skillet, cook crab cakes in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Yield: 8 crab cakes.

Recipe found here: Seasoned Crab Cakes

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