Shrimp Bisque

When my son was younger, he loved to get in the kitchen with me and cook.  He always wanted to create his own recipes by taking whatever he could find and combining the ingredients.  Then, he wanted me to taste it and tell him what I thought.  And, surprisingly, quite a few of them were pretty good.  He usually told me he was making salad… which meant anything from lettuce, cheese, bacon and honey mustard…to anything he found in the deli, vegetable and fruit drawers drenched in ranch.  One day he wanted to re-create a yummy creamy bisque we had in a restaurant.  This is what we came up with.  We used frozen shrimp because it was convenient, and it was what he loved at the time.  It’s already plenty seasoned, but if you use fresh shrimp, you will need to adjust seasonings…maybe saute some garlic with the onion in the first step, and add a bit more salt.   Continue reading “Shrimp Bisque”

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I love the combination of fresh squeezed lime and cilantro.  It’s so bright…especially in the hot summer months. And, when I stumbled upon pairing those flavors with shrimp…I was hooked!  When I originally tasted this, it used chicken as the protein.  That was yummy.  But, when I wanted to make it, I was out of chicken.  I did have some shrimp in the freezer.  Now, fresh shrimp would obviously be the first choice…but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.   Continue reading “Cilantro Lime Shrimp”