Shrimp: Great Fast Food

Shrimp cook so quickly that they make preparing fast home-cooked meals a snap. Here are some of Chowhounds’ favorite shrimp dishes.

mojoeater loves this quick indulgence: Peel all but the tail end of the shrimp and make a deep incision in each. Mix together diced jalapeños and cream cheese, then stuff the shrimp with the mixture. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpicks. Throw on a grill or in a cast iron pan until the bacon is crispy and the shrimp is pink. “Damned good and easy,” she says.

whatsfordinner has a “ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious” recipe for grilled shrimp. Melt some butter and add minced garlic and soy sauce to taste. Brush some of this mixture onto shell-on shrimp and grill, serving the rest of the butter on the side for dipping.

jmullen1251 roasts tomatoes and whole garlic cloves, sautées shrimp in olive oil, and adds the tomato-garlic mixture, feta, and Israeli couscous. Marge makes Spanish shrimp with garlic: Cook shrimp in olive oil with lots of chopped garlic, red pepper flakes, a splash of tomato sauce, a bit of sherry, and a squeeze of lemon juice; garnish with chopped parsley.

Miss Needle recommends Shrimp Uggie from Uglesich’s in New Orleans (she cuts down on the oil), and BerkshireTsarina likes New Orleans–style barbecue shrimp, cooked in butter sauce and “made with the speed of lightning.”

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