We’re all familiar with the sensation of craving a particular meal. The feeling makes its way into your consciousness, and the only way to relieve it is by eating that specific dish. Nothing else will do. Let’s say, for example, you’re hankering for jumbo shrimp in Plano, TX. At The Boiling Spot, Southern seafood is our specialty, so we’re going to provide you with a few ideas for cooking shrimp. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be prepared when the hunger hits.
With jumbo shrimp, you should expect to get about 16 to 20 per pound. Our chefs suggest that you choose fresh shrimp whenever possible, but if you use frozen, make sure to thaw them safely in your fridge, not on the counter on in warm water.
Here are a few meal ideas:
If you want shrimp and grits, make sure you cook the grits first, then sauté your jumbo shrimp and serve the dish right away.
For shrimp scampi, sauté your shrimp in garlic, butter, white wine, and lemon juice then serve over fresh pasta.
Shrimp tacos are a favorite everywhere, and they’re easy to make. Grill your shrimp, and then place them in your corn tortillas with veggies, rice, beans, whatever you prefer.
If this all sounds like too much work, and some days it will, we suggest you head to your favorite restaurant and let them do the cooking instead. Bon Appetit.