Tagged with shrimp

Risotto with Shrimp, Zucchini, and Tomato

Risotto with Shrimp, Zucchini, and Tomato

The nice thing about buying shrimp with heads and shells is that you can make a very flavorful shrimp stock using those heads and shells. Together with zucchini and tomatoes, this makes for a very nice risotto. To have a fresh and light tomato flavor, I used fresh tomatoes for this risotto. The flavors blend … Continue reading

Mexican Shrimp Meatball Soup (Albóndigas de Camarón)

Mexican Shrimp Meatball Soup (Albóndigas de Camarón)

Following other blogs is a great way to discover new recipes. I saw a Mexican shrimp meatball soup on my blogging buddy’s Kathryn’s blog, Anotherfoodieblogger. Regular albóndigas from Spain are meatballs cooked in tomato sauce, but these shrimp balls are cooked in something that is more like a tomato soup. You should buy shrimp with heads and shells for … Continue reading

Shrimp, Pumpkin, and Almonds

Shrimp, Pumpkin, and Almonds

I always like it when I get requests for a dinner party, because it makes it easier to choose what to make. In this case, the request was something with shrimp and garlic. Because of the season I looked for autumn flavors that would work well with shrimp and garlic. As shrimp are earthy and … Continue reading

Introduction to Indian Cuisine

Introduction to Indian Cuisine

I’ve never been to India and I’ve never even eaten at an Indian restaurant. But I was curious about the cuisine, and so it was a great pleasure that two natives, Vinod and Seema, were willing to cook for me and show me how Indians cook at home. Of course India is a large country … Continue reading

Linguine with Shrimp, Pesto, and Zucchini

Linguine with Shrimp, Pesto, and Zucchini

The combination of shrimp and pesto may sound strange, but you can find pasta with this pairing of ingredients on the menu of many restaurants in Italy or on Italian blogs . And the combination does work. In fact, if you use homemade pesto it is quite delicious.  Zucchini is a nice addition to turn … Continue reading

Shrimp with Almonds and Onions

Shrimp with Almonds and Onions

Shrimp with almonds and onions is a simple but very tasty appetizer that was inspired by something we tried in Croatia. It reminded me a bit of a preparation from Venice called ‘in Saor‘, but this is even more simple. The combination of the sweet earthy shrimp with the sweet onions and earthy almonds works … Continue reading

Thai Shrimp Cake (Tod Mun Goong)

Thai Shrimp Cake (Tod Mun Goong)

Miranti’s blog The High Heel Gourmet is an excellent source for learning how to prepare authentic Thai food. Every recipe I’ve tried from her has been a success, and without ever having set foot in Thailand I somehow feel comfortable about the authenticity of the Thai dishes that I prepare guided by Miranti. There is … Continue reading

Grilled Marinated Jumbo Shrimp

Grilled Marinated Jumbo Shrimp

On the Italian foodie blogs I follow, everyone is turning over to cold food because of the hot weather. When we have hot weather here we still eat hot food — we just prepare it outside on the grill (which we call barbecue). This is to celebrate having hot weather, which doesn’t happen too often. … Continue reading

Kerupuk, Krupuk, Kroepoek (Shrimp Crackers)

Kerupuk, Krupuk, Kroepoek (Shrimp Crackers)

Because of our, euphemistically put, shared history, kroepoek (Indonesian shrimp crackers, the Indonesian spelling is kerupuk or krupuk) is very common and very popular in the Netherlands. You can buy it at every supermarket and ‘Chinese/Indonesian’ restaurants sell large rectangular sheets of kroepoek with their take-out food. Many of my countrymen are probably not even aware that … Continue reading

Butternut-Parsnip Soup with Shrimp

Butternut-Parsnip Soup with Shrimp

There is a drawback of being a good cook — some friends tend to be intimidated by your prowess in the kitchen and don’t dare to invite you back over for dinner. And so I appreciate it a lot when someone does ask us to come to dinner. Like our friend Michiel, who made a very nice … Continue reading

Chinese Hot Pot

Chinese Hot Pot

Have you been wondering what I made with the Chinese chicken stock? Well, here it is: Chinese hot pot (also known as Mongolian hot pot), a festive dish that is delicious, healthy, and surprisingly easy to prepare for such a feast. As always, it is worth making your own stock. Raw meat, seafood and vegetables … Continue reading

Shrimp Ravioli (Ravioli ai Gamberoni)

Shrimp Ravioli (Ravioli ai Gamberoni)

Homemade ravioli are my specialty. I love to serve them at dinner parties and delight my guests with those parcels of delicate pasta with a scrumptious stuffing. The keys to good ravioli are to make the pasta as thin as possible, to make sure the parcels are closed tightly without any trapped air, to give … Continue reading

Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

The secret to a great linguine ai frutti di mare is to use fresh seafood and to use the juices of the vongole and a stock made from the shrimp heads and shells for the sauce. It is a bit of work to make the stock and clean the fresh seafood, but it is oh so delicious … Continue reading

My First Pad Thai

My First Pad Thai

Thanks to Miranti’s great blog The High Heel Gourmet, I’ve been trying out authentic Thai recipes for the first time. Miranti is very clear about what is authentic Thai and what is not, and I really like her style. The funny thing about me cooking Pad Thai is that I have never eaten it before … Continue reading

Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya

I had never heard of Jambalaya, but it looked delicious when I saw Shrim & Crayfish Jambalaya on REMCooks. (Kees had heard of it, because it is the title of a Carpenters song. Go figure.) I decided to try it, and I am glad that I did because it turned out to be absolutely delicious. … Continue reading

Modernist Cuisine Shrimp Cocktail

Modernist Cuisine Shrimp Cocktail

In the same session as Modernist Cuisine Pulpo a la Gallega, we also prepared the Shrimp Cocktail from the Plated Dishes volume of Modernist Cuisine. This preparation is quite a contrast with the traditional Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail I blogged about a few days ago. It looks very pretty and is a lot of work. … Continue reading

Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail

Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail

This was probably the first appetizer I’ve ever prepared, more than 25 years ago. It is completely out of fashion now, but it is still very tasty and avocado is popular now because of the omega 3 fatty acids it contains. Another good reason to share this is that I explain how to make your … Continue reading