Jul 302014
 
Morsels of Life - Garlic Paprika Shrimp

Ever want a quick and easy recipe that just works? Well, this recipe certainly qualifies! First, it uses shrimp, which cook up quickly due to their small size. Second, by cooking the shrimp in mostly dry materials, you get a totally flavor-filled crispy coating on the shrimp. Quick, easy, and tasty - works for me! I cooked these delectable shrimp in a skillet since it's quick. You could easily grill or bake the shrimp as well. In fact, grilling or baking's likely faster if you're feeding a crowd. You can also easily scale and modify this recipe to suit your needs and taste buds.

What are some of your favorite shrimp flavorings?


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Quickly cook up shrimp, throw in garlic, some paprika, and pepper, and you've got some delectable Garlic Paprika Shrimp with a slightly crispy crust.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon 1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
2 teaspoons oil I used bacon grease for additional flavor.

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Garlic Paprika Shrimp Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Garlic Paprika Shrimp Step 2 - Melt bacon grease. 2. Melt bacon grease.
Morsels of Life - Garlic Paprika Shrimp Step 3 - Heat garlic, paprika, and pepper in oil until fragrant. 3. Heat garlic, paprika, and pepper in oil until fragrant.
Morsels of Life - Garlic Paprika Shrimp Step 4 - Add in shrimp, and cook until done. 4. Add in shrimp, and cook until done.

Jul 282014
 

Welcome to Share Your Stuff Tuesday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


Mango Corn Salsa
Combine mango, corn, and some bell pepper for a sweetly tropical flavored mango corn salsa.

Coconut Shrimp Patties
Shrimp, combined with a bit of garlic and green onions, formed into cakes coated with shredded coconut for some tropical coconut shrimp patties.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :) I'm also looking for some co-hosts during September. Let me know if you're interested!

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


Kit Kat Brownies
Making brownies out of candy bars sounds like a great idea! I wonder what other candy bars would taste yummy too. :)

And a few of my favorites!


BBQ Pineapple Guacamole Burgers
Three of our favorite flavors are BBQ, pineapple, and guacamole. So you see how I had to feature this recipe. :)

Chimichurri Burger
With this hot weather, burgers are a great option, and this chimichurri one sounds just splendid!

Mexican Beef Wraps
Avoid heating up the kitchen too much by using a slow cooker. Make these Mexican beef wraps for yumminess. :)

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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Jul 282014
 
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties

After making the Mango Corn Salsa, I realized I also needed a seafood dish. James chose shrimp, so I started thinking about some potential flavor combos. Then I thought about Coconut Shrimp. I'd gotten some shredded coconut since I'd planned on making some Coconut Tofu. Except I used the tofu for something else. Instead of making the usual Coconut Shrimp, I thought making Coconut Shrimp Patties would be a fun, new recipe and allow me to incorporate even more coconut flavor. We served these coconut shrimp patties with the Mango Corn Salsa, and the Sweet Chili Sauce would also go well.

What's your favorite way to eat coconut?


Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties


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Shrimp, combined with a bit of garlic and green onions, formed into cakes coated with shredded coconut for some tropical coconut shrimp patties.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 cup coconut, shredded
1 teaspoon 1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, sliced
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 egg
1 teaspoon cilantro

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 2 - Pulse together shrimp, garlic, green onion, lemon zest, egg, and cilantro until just mixed. 2. Pulse together shrimp, garlic, green onion, lemon zest, egg, and cilantro until just mixed.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 3 - Take a portion of the shrimp mixture and cover it with coconut. 3. Take a portion of the shrimp mixture and cover it with coconut.
Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties Step 4 - Pan fry the shrimp cakes until crispy on each side. 4. Pan fry the shrimp cakes until crispy on each side.

Morsels of Life - Coconut Shrimp Patties