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Old 08-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #51
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I don't know if you are aware of this, but many men purposely do things wrong so we won't make them do them again. I learned this early on, and learned how to do it myself. For one thing, when I had my heart surgery I was sent home with instructions not to do any vacuuming. Five years later, he's still the one who runs the sweeper. I don't think the doctor means "for the rest of my life", but DH doesn't know that! Shhhhhh!!

You seem to have a low opinion of the opposite sex.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #52
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People of both genders do all sorts of things - things we like, things we don't like.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #53
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You seem to have a low opinion of the opposite sex.

I love men! I just call em as I see em. LOL
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:04 PM   #54
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Pretty much anything that uses them as a canvas for something else, not the star of the dish. Grilled, fried, stir fried.

Also, the slower you thaw the shrimp, the better the texture. I don't think pre-cooked ever taste as good as raw that you can cook as desired. However, letting them thaw gently in the fridge overnight is preferable to shocking them in water.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:09 AM   #55
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Oh, I agree it tastes better when you cook it yourself, but I am very lazy. LOL Mostly I am just defrosting about 10 or so for a snack for myself. If cooking a main course, I would buy the raw shrimp.
I used pre-cooked shrimp in my Shrimp Alfredo over mini-fettucini tonight and it was a very nice dinner. Garlic toast with that.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #56
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I use the precooked shrimp in cold dishes/salads,etc. hubby likes them in a basic pasta salad, as he hates tuna salad. Otherwise I buy frozen raw shrimp. In the Midwest, even the prawns at expensive groceries tend to have been frozen. Once in a while, if I drive 80 miles to a high end store, I can find Gulf shrimp. Yum! I made one heck of a Scampi the other night. Lots and lots and lots of fresh sliced garlic. Cats didn't pester us, as they don't care for much garlic.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:11 AM   #57
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Precooked shrimp in a quiche makes a nice brunch dish.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #58
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Precooked shrimp in a quiche makes a nice brunch dish.
Interesting! I've never put seafood in quiche. Is that usually a good combo--seafood and eggs/cheese? I generally avoid that. I love seafood though! Could eat it every day!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #59
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Not if you ask the Italians! But yes, I've had some great seafood/egg/cheese dishes. One restaurant near us serves a seafood quiche with shrimp, bay scallops and lobster topped with Hollandaise sauce. They serve it with salad and fruit, so you feel like you're eating healthy

Another restaurant, which sadly burned down several years ago, served seafood baked in a Parmesan cheese sauce. OMG, I loved that. I should make it sometime. We don't eat creamy/cheesy sauces much because of the fat, but hey, once a year won't hurt. Maybe that will be my new New Year's Eve dish. Mmmmm.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #60
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A restaurant I go to serves a delicious seafood pasta bake. It has shrimp and crab with pasta in a sauce similar to alfredo. I don't know if they use pre cooked shrimp, but it sure is good. I like to order broccoli as a side dish and mix it into the casserole. Yum!

I have seen recipes for low fat alfredo sauce although I don't have one. Look online.
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