Bayou Butterflied Shrimp

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 lb. med. shrimp in shells, uncooked
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. barbecue sauce
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
1/2 tsp. Paprika[/expand]

Butterfly shrimp by cutting lengthwise down back, not cutting all the way through. Do not remove shell. In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine; add shrimp. Saute’ 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and let stand about five minutes. Spoon shrimp and sauce into a large serving bowl. Makes 35 to 40 appetizer servings.

Coconut Butterflied Shrimp

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 lb. lg. shrimp, shelled with tails intact
1 extra lg. egg
6 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 oz. (1 1/3 c.) unsweetened shredded coconut
Vegetable oil for frying[/expand]

Butterfly shrimp by cutting along curved back almost through other side. Open each shrimp like a book and remove intestinal vein. Rinse gently under cold running water. Whisk the egg, milk and sugar in mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk in flour and salt, then continue whisking constantly until batter is perfectly smooth. Let stand 30 minutes. Spread cocnut in a thin layer on baking sheet. Hold one shrimp by tail and dip in batter, making sure batter coats all surfaces. Wipe shrimp against rim of bowl to remove excess batter and place on coconut. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Turn each shrimp in coconut to lightly coat and place on wire rack to allow coating to set. Pour enough oil into large deep skillet to measure 1 inch. Heat over medium high heat until end of shrimp dipped in oil sizzles at once. Add half the shrimp to skillet and fry, turning once, until shrimp are cooked through and coating is deep golden brown, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain briefly. Fry remaining shrimp in same manner. Serve hot as an appetizer.

Shrimp-Snow Pea Wrap

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 lg. green cabbage, hollowed
2 tbsp. peanut oil
1 lb. raw shrimp
1 c. sherry vinigrette
1/2 lb. snow peas
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 c. sherry wine vinegar
1 c. olive oil
1 tsp. dill weed
Freshly ground black pepper[/expand]

Place oil in skillet and saute shrimp until they turn pink, approximately 5 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet to bowl or ziplock bag. Add vinegrette and marinate one hour or longer. Meanwhile, trim snow peas and boil in salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into bowl of ice water for brilliant green color. After shrimp have marinated, remove from vinegrette. Wrap a snow pea around each shrimp, securing with cocktail pick. Fill inside of hollowed cabbage and arrange over outside of cabbage as well.

Pineapple Shrimp

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 can (8 oz.) Dole Crushed Pineapple, drained
1 can (4 1/4 oz.) Pacific shrimp, drained
1/4 c. reduced calorie mayonnaise
1 tbsp. minced green onion
2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
1/2 tsp. dill weed
2 cucumbers[/expand]

Low Cholesterol. Makes 30 appetizers. Combine all ingredients except cucumbers. Cut cucumbers in 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Spoon heaping teaspoon of pineapple mixture on top of each slice. Garnish with dill or minced green onion if desired. Variation: Omit mustard and dill weed. Add 2 teaspoons minced cilantro and dash of cayenne pepper.

Ginger Shrimp

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 c. (8 oz.) lite Wishbone Italian Dressing
1/2 c. sherry
4 med. shallots, peeled and halved*
3 med. green onions, cut into pieces
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into pieces**
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 lb. uncooked lg. shrimp, cleaned (keep tails on)[/expand]

Low Cholesterol. Makes about 2 dozen appetizers. In food processor or blender, puree all ingredients except shrimp. In large shallow baking dish, combine dressing mixture with shrimp. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, stirring occasionally, at least 3 hours. Remove shrimp and marinade to large shallow baking pan or aluminum-foil-lined broiler rack. Broil Shrimp with marinade, turning once, 10 minutes or until done. Serve remaining marinade with shrimp. Garnish as desired. *Substitution: Use 1/3 medium onion, cut into pieces. **Substitution: Use 1 teaspoon ground ginger.

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