Rigatoni with Spicy Shrimp

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This pasta is so good, I could eat it the next three nights! The shrimp is sauteed in butter and olive oil and seasoned with paprika and crushed red pepper. The sauce is as simple as taking a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and adding a little heavy cream to it. I wasn't quite sure what to name this dish, cause I used two different recipes that I found and kind of made up the measurements of each of the ingredients. One title had the name Betsy in it, and penne wouldn't work because I used ...

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Browned Butter Shrimp Scampi

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  It's been a busy week. I've been working on my homework for my PHP class every night. There's three chapters for this homework assignment and all of the assignments take about 4 hours to do from each chapter. Its a lot of coding, but I've been learning a lot! On Wednesday night, was our anniversary dinner(been married for 3 years now). We went to Cork and Clever. It's this fancy pants restaurant in Fargo. Ben had steak and I had shrimp scampi.  Our meals came with 2 sides. I got a baked p ...

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Shrimp Tacos with Mango Citrus Slaw

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This is a recipe inspired by a lot of recipes and combined into one. Bobby Flay wins for the longest recipe title ever: Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Relish, Smoky Tomato-Greek Yogurt Crema and Red Cabbage-Citrus Slaw.  If you want to see this title in action you can click here for the full recipe.   He made that on his show this weekend. I always end up wanting whatever he makes on his show, because everything looks SO GOOD. He is an iron chef after all. What I ended up doing was making t ...

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers – Bobby Flay

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I made these Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Bobby Flay that were on his Saturday episode and they were fantastic! I didn't grill them, I roasted the shrimp in the oven to save on time from heating up the grill.  Only 7 minutes at 450 and the shrimp are already done. These shrimp on top of the Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect Summer time meal. They're both really simple recipes to make. The shrimp are kind of spicy with the garlic chile oil, and the Orzo Salad helps cool your mouth down after the ...

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Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

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I recently tried Bang Bang shrimp at the Ground Round. If you don't have a Ground Round, it's pretty much like a Ruby Tuesdays type restaurant. On their menu they had this appetizer called Boom Boom Shrimp. Boom Boom shrimp is similar to Bang Bang shrimp. And while we were eating the shrimp we pretty much made fun of the name the whole time. I know, talk about childish right? ha ha.  The shrimp was deep fried, and covered in this wonderful spicy hot sauce and underneath it was a bed of cole slaw ...

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Italian Shrimp Bake

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I've been struggling with light here lightly. I've been trying different methods and last night I think I finally found one. Earlier this summer I made a fake picnic table for a food prop background, which has still yet to be painted. Got some white cardboard at Wal-mart and used duck tape to put it together. The light bulbs are daylight savings light bulbs and I have found that shining them directly over the food makes a really harsh light in the photo. The light has to be set up so that it is ...

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Lobster Rolls!

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Every New Year's Eve, I end up cooking a couple lobster tails for dinner. It's the only time of the year where I like to splurge a little bit. The grocery stores usually have every kind of seafood you can imagine on sale, and lobster is one of them. The tails were 18.99 a pound so I got about a pound and a 1/2 of lobster for around 25.00. Any type of lobster dish you find at the restaurants is well over $50.00. That was a pretty good deal. These were huge tails too. To cook lobster tails, I ...

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

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I got a bag of frozen shrimp the last time I was at Trader Joe's. Gotta say that I love getting their shrimp now. You don't have to peel off the shell which saves a step and they cook up so nicely. When I don't have Trader Joe's shrimp, I buy frozen shrimp from Sam's Club and you have to do everything with that shrimp. We don't have any seafood markets here so I gotta use frozen shrimp most of the time. I just love orzo and shrimp. This dish was delicious. I'd probably use less lemon juice ...

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