Love shrimp? If you can't get enough of America's favorite shellfish, check out these tempting recipe ideas:
Peel 'n' eat shrimp: If you don't mind getting your hands dirty at dinner, you can't go wrong with the peel 'n' eat shrimp recipe David Lentz of the Hungry Cat shared with us a few years back -- large Mexican white shrimp steamed in a spicy beer reduction. They take an hour or two to marinate, so you'll need to plan ahead, but once you get the dish cooking it comes together in about a half hour, plenty of time for you to lay out the newspaper over the table and ready a stack of napkins!
Capellini al gamberetti: Dinner doesn't get much easier than this pasta dish. Fresh and bright with large shrimp, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and a sprinkling of fresh parsley, Capellini al gamberetti, a pasta dish from Napoli restaurant in Loma Linda, comes together -- start to finish -- in less than 30 minutes.
Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula: Or perhaps you want to take advantage of the weather and cook outdoors this evening? Whip up a quick batch of charmoula (a North African spice blend combining bright fresh flavors including lemon, garlic, ginger, cilantro, paprika and a little olive oil), then marinate some jumbo shrimp to infuse the flavor (the recipe calls for a couple hours marinating time, but the flavor infuses in as little as 30 minutes). Skewer the shrimp and grill them a couple minutes on each side, and you're good to go. Serve the rest of the charmoula tableside if you want to add a little extra flavor. You can find the recipe below.