Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Incredible Morphing Shrimp

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!

In French that means, "let the good times roll".  Today is Mardi Gras.  It honor of the day I wanted to give y'all a cajun recipe.  But there was a problem.  My shrimp morphed.  

You read right.  Morphing shrimp.

The don't acually change shape {even though that would be cool and creepy at the same time.}  My recipe morphed.  

Here's how a recipe morphs:

Original Recipe:  Cajun Shrimp
Morph #1:   Original recipe had too much sodium.  I decided to reduce it
Morph #2:   Without seasoning, it's just plain shrimp.  I needed to add flavor.
Morph #3:   I'm tired of plain dry shrimp.  It needs to be moist
Final Recipe:   Cajun inspired boiled shrimp 

Cajun Inspired Boiled Shrimp

1.5 lbs medium shrimp, peeled
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 T minced garlic
1 packet 
1 cup water (you could substitute seafood stock for the flavor boost and water)


  1. Saute onions and green peppers with the garlic until soft
  2. Mix together flavor boost and water in a separate bowl (or in the measuring cup) 
  3. Add shrimp and water mixture to pan
  4. Bring to a boil and cook until shrimp is pink and the water has reduced a bit
Serve over rice

This recipe takes about 30 minutes.  It's quick and simple and I love recipes like that. You could even turn this into a soup by increasing the liquid and adding more vegetables.  Look at me!  Morphing these poor shrimp again!

Do you ever morph recipes?  Does one recipe become something completely different?  What was the last recipe you morphed? 

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