This week’s theme ingredient at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang’s Friday Foodie Fix is shrimp. In her post of it, Diane talks about the benefits of cooking shrimp, from the ease of cooking to the many nutritional qualities. If you like to cook shrimp, or would like to find some new recipes, be sure to check out the round-up of recipes at the link above. We don’t eat a lot of shrimp at my house. Mostly because my kids aren’t yet fans of it. My son will eat cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, but my daughter still sticks her tongue out at it. Despite my kids’ resistance, we still occasionally cook it on nights I give the kids leftovers or hotdogs for dinner. Gotta love leftovers!
I found a great recipe at Bonefish Grill’s website for Saucy Shrimp and Scallops. I was trying to recreate their recipe for their Saucy Shrimp appetizer that we love to order at the restaurant. It didn’t turn out exactly like the appetizer I have at the Bonefish Grill, but it was close (and very good!). After comparing the recipe I made with the dish at the restaurant, I noticed these differences: The restaurant uses lime juice, not lemon like the recipe states; and the Sun Dried Tomatoes the restaurant used had a much sweeter taste than the ones I got at the grocery store. Other than that, I’d say it was pretty much the same. My husband and I gobbled it up at home just as fast as we do at the restaurant. And, if my kids don’t want to eat it…well, more for me and my husband.