Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip

I love hot and creamy dips.  This recipe for Hot Shrimp and Artichoke Dip is simple, amazing, and very easy to make.  It’s a variation on my slow cooker spinach artichoke dip, but it ‘s made in the oven.  Of course, it’s winter, so I don’t mind turning on the oven,  In the summer I might have a different opinion.  

Shrimp Louie Salad

Shrimp Louie

Shrimp Louie is another salad that I first learned about during visits to Castagnola’s Lobster House in Santa Barbara.  The salad is simple to prepare, cool, crunchy, and very satisfying.  The combination of the sweetness from the shrimp and the heat from the green onions and radishes tantalizes your taste buds and makes this a perfect dinner salad for a hot summer evening. 

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.  We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.   Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate.  What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe  for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable. 

Simple and delicious shrimp dip

Shrimp Dip

This is a very simple and savory shrimp dip that is quick to make, and always tastes delicious.    A bowl of this dip, surrounded by corn chips is always appreciated by friends and family alike. 

camarones al mojo de ajo

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Shrimp cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce is sure to become a family favorite.  This is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to prepare and serve shrimp.  The sauce is great for dipping tortillas.  It’s one of Baker’s Man’s favorite meals, and I’m sure it will become a favorite in your family, too.

Shrimp boil foil packet for the grill

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

I love Shrimp Boil.  The first time I ever had it, my aunt, who was living in New Orleans at the time, brought shell-on shrimp and seasonings up to my grandmother’s house and made a shrimp boil for the family.  For me, it was love at first bite.  We make shrimp boil at our house from time to time, but this version is much easier.   The foil packets are assembled and grilled for 10 minutes on each side.  You have all the flavor of a shrimp boil without all the mess.  It’s definitely a winning combination. All you need is […]

Shrimp float on top of the mongo guisado

Mongo Guisado

No series of bean recipes would be complete without an Asian style bean dish. This one has its roots in the food culture of the Philippines.  I had never done anything with mung beans besides sprout them until a few months ago when I decided to cook some with onions and garlic and bacon.  The taste of cooked mung beans reminded me of black eyed peas.  I still had some dried mung beans in the pantry, so I began to look for a recipe that was more authentic. I asked co-workers and they mentioned several sweet recipes, but only two […]

shell pasta baked in a creamy cheese sauce wtih added shrimp and spinach

Baked Shrimp and Shells

Pasta is a food that is a great pantry staple due to its versatility.  It can be served cold in a salad, stirred into soups, topped with a sauce, or baked into a casserole.  It comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes so you won’t get bored.  When you consider that a pound of pasta can often be purchased for $1.00, it’s obvious that pasta is a great frugal food.  As the weather has gotten colder, the members of my household look forward to hot and hearty dishes that stick to their ribs.  This recipe was put together […]

Sake It To Me Garlic Shrimp

This recipe began on a family vacation when my family wandered into a Hot N Juicy Crawfish Restaurant.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this franchise, they serve crab or seafood boils which allow you to select from a variety of  different seafood as well as flavors such as Garlic Butter, Cajun Style, and Lemon Pepper.   In addition to selecting the flavor, or flavors, the intensity of the spice is available from mild to extra spicy. In the tradition of a low country boil, the entire thing is served up on paper topped tables and you eat […]

Shrimp Florentine

Everyone knows that I love simple recipes that come together quickly and easily from things that are already on hand in my pantry.  Pasta dishes are always a big hit with everyone in our house and almost everyone in our family loves shrimp.  This recipe came together one day as I was scouring the refrigerator looking for likely candidates to go into the evening meal.  I had purchased some medium/large shrimp on sale a few days earlier and knew they were going to become part of this meal, but I wasn’t sure what else would go into the mix. First, […]