I must confess that I am a huge shrimp lover. I will eat them prepared in almost any way. In fact, I've only had one horrific shrimp experience. Hubby (who was Boyfriend at the time) was visiting me in Louisiana and we decided to go have sushi. Since we were still early in our relationship, I decided it would be fun to let him do the ordering so I could try some new things. So he ordered a ton of stuff and out come these delicious looking little shrimp nestled on top of balls of rice, as if they were just relaxing until we decided to eat them. We Cajuns love our shrimp, so naturally I immediately grabbed one with my chopsticks and devoured it. Hubby ate one at about the same time. As we started to chew, we both realized in horror that the shrimp was RAW. Now I love raw fish, but raw SHRIMP? I have tasted few things fouler in my lifetime. We grabbed the menu and realized that hubby had ordered the wrong shrimp. We still laugh about that experience.
This weekend, hubby and I had a much more pleasant dining experience involving shrimp. Hubby skewered some shrimp and experimented with different seasonings and Cajun marinades, then threw them on the grill. We had them with sauteed veggies and enjoyed a nice little dinner on our patio.
I must admit I was excited when we had some shrimp left over because I could eat shrimp everyday. So today I threw together a healthy little pasta dish:
I sauteed baby bella mushrooms and garlic in some olive oil, then threw in the left over shrimp. Next I added whole wheat fettuccine and crushed red pepper flakes. Finally, I topped the dish off with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese....so easy and so good! You must try it if you're a shrimp addict like me :)