The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Stuffed tomatoes

What you’ll need:

8 medium tomatoes
2 Tbl olive oil
1 c pepper jack cheese, shredded
2 c shrimp, peeled and chopped
½ c cilantro, chopped
1 tsp seafood seasoning

Cut top ¼ off tomatoes and scoop out the pulp. Brush the outside of each tomato with olive oil. Set aside. Mix together tomato pulp, cheese, shrimp, cilantro and seasoning and toss to coat. Stuff each tomato with ¼ cup of mixture and set on a rack coated with non stick cooking spray. Bake @ 375 degrees for about 5 – 8 minutes or until shrimp is cooked and cheese melts. These are also very good cooked on the barbeque pit. Makes 8 servings.

Cost:
tomato – $1.00
shredded cheese – mixed Mexican blend – $1.69
1/2 lb 30/40 shrimp – $2.50
Total – $12.19

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December 30, 2008 Posted by | -party ideas, -shrimp, -vegetables, SEAFOOD/FISH, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beer battered fish or shrimp

Crunchy and delicious.

What you’ll need:

Oil for frying
1 lb fish fillet or 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 – 4 Tbl biscuit mix
1 c biscuit mix
½ c beer
1 egg
½ tsp salt

Pour oil 1 ½ inches deep in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer. Heat. Lightly coat fish with the 3 – 4 Tbl biscuit mix. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients until smooth. If batter is too thick, stir in additional beer, 1 Tbl at a time, until desired consistency. Dip fish or shrimp into batter, letting excess drip into bowl. Fry fish about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with tartar sauce if desired.

Cost:
fish fillets – $2.75
biscuit mix – $3.00
beer – $1.00
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $4.09

December 26, 2008 Posted by | -contains alcohol, -fish, -shrimp, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese shrimp & noodles


Bet you never thought to use ramen noodles in your main course! This is an easy and very tasty recipe!

What you’ll need:

1 package ramen noodles
1 Tbl oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbl ginger
1 ½ c baby carrots, cut lengthwise in half
1 c green beans, cut in half
1 ¾ c chicken broth
2 Tbl soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbl lemon juice
1 tsp cornstarch

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Heat oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Rotate skillet to coat the entire bottom. Add shrimp, garlic and ginger and cook about 3 minutes, stirring often, until shrimp are pink. Remove from skillet. Put carrots, green beans, 1 c of the broth, soy sauce and sugar in the skillet. Heat to boiling. Cover and cook over medium heat 4 – 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Add shrimp back to pan and stir in lemon juice. Mix cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into shrimp mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minutes. Serve over noodles. Serves 4.

Cost:
ramen noodles – $0.29
1/2 lb 30/40 shrimp – $2.50
carrots – $0.89
green beans – $1.09
bouillon cubes – $1.89/jar of 20
soy sauce $1.89
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
lemons – $1.99/4
Total – $7.75

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -shrimp, -vote for Foodista contest, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kat’s shrimp alfredo

I’ve lived on the coast for more years than I care to admit =) I have a love of seafood because of that. Shrimp has always been my favorite. This recipe combines shrimp, noodles and alfredo sauce, is easy and one of my top picks for favorite meals.

What you’ll need:

1 lb 30/40 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pkg dry alfredo sauce
Milk & butter to make the alfredo sauce (this is with the other dry sauces: taco, chili, gravy)
1 pkg fettuccini noodles

Mix the alfredo sauce according to the package directions. Carefully put the shrimp in the pan with the mixture and place the pan over medium-low heat. The sauce is very thin at this point. Put the noodles in a separate pot and cook until done. Stirring often, cook the shrimp and sauce until the shrimp turn pink and the sauce thickens usually about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand an additional 5 minutes for the sauce to thicken more. Stir the cooked noodles into the shrimp mixture or place noodles on individual plates and top with shrimp mixture. Serve with fried corn and garlic bread.

Cost:
1/2 lb 30/40 shrimp – $2.50
alfredo sauce mix – $0.69
fettuccini noodles – $1.49
fried corn – $2.59
garlic bread – $1.50
Total – $11.27

December 10, 2008 Posted by | -pasta, -shrimp, -vote for Foodista contest, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , | Leave a comment