Food on Friday ~ Shellfish

Europe’s the mayonnaise, but America supplies the lobster.

There are shellfish, and then there are scary shellfish.  Shrimp are really easy to cook ~ it’s pretty much impossible for a reasonable cook to make a mess of a shrimp recipe, but after that maybe things get a little more difficult.  This week we have a mixture of easy shrimp dishes and some other shellfish, which you may think are scary, but aren’t really.

For our first dish for this week, from Amanda at Chez le Rêve Français, we have these seared scallops on peas with chorizo.  This is really an easy dish to make, and would be a brilliant light dinner or impressive starter.  As it happens, I like scallops.

Seared Scallops on Peas with Chorizo

Here’s an interesting, gluten-free dish from Heather Christo.  Paleo Beet Pesto with Spicy Herb Shrimp.  This easy 25 minute recipe ticks so many boxes for me, including; Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Beets ~ beets are another of those superfoods…  Anyhow, I also like shrimp.

Paleo Beet Pesto with Spicy Herb Shrimp

Andrea at Cooking With A Wallflower has this super quick and easy recipe for Spicy Garlic Soy Shrimp, I’ve made this dish several times, and I love it.  Serve with rice, noodles, or salad.

Spicy Garlic Soy Shrimp

Another shrimp dish, this time from Chungah at Damn Delicious.  This is a cool 5 ingredient dinner, Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Shrimp.  I really like the look of this 25 minute dish.  But then I really like all Cungah’s sheet pan recipes.

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Shrimp

Well, I’m certain my friend in Orange County will love this dish from Anne at Tasting Everything; bright and healthy coconut soup with rice noodles and mussels.  On the other hand, I can’t see my friend making this for herself, so maybe I’ll cook it for her the next time I visit SoCal.  Personally, mussels aren’t my favourite shellfish, but this is a great recipe.

Bright and Healthy Coconut Soup with Rice Noodles and Mussels

This is a completely fabulous recipe from Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes; Cioppino, a San Francisco Fisherman’s fish and shellfish stew.  You need the freshest possible crab, shrimp, clams / mussels, and a good white fish, but it makes a brilliant dish.  I love it.

Cioppino

And, finally for this week ~ Lobster.  And we have a collection of 35 Lobster Recipes from Great British Chefs.  This collection includes this classic Grilled Lobster from Bryan Webb.  Just how impressive do you want to be?

Grilled Lobster

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Many, many thanks to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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8 responses

  1. The beet pesto looks like a delicious idea. We love beets! That being said all of these recipes look so good!

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    1. My friend in Southern California also loves beets, they’re supposed to be one of these ‘superfoods’ too.
      Hey, I like your blog ❤

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  2. Thanks Jack for including one of my recipes again . I really appreciate it.;)

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    1. You’re very welcome. ❤ 😉

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  3. Nomnomnom!
    I love shellfish 🦐🦐

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  4. I have never seen them served with beets before. That is interesting. Each dish looks delicious!

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    1. Beets are very trendy ~ supposed to be one of the ‘superfoods’… ❤

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      1. I was raised on beets (back when they were an untrendy staple.) Good to know they are getting recognition! 🙂

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