Are there any foods in this world that you wished you loved? For me, it has to be steak. I've seen enough people enjoy steak to know it should be a good thing. For someone who's an ardent lover of food, it seems almost a shame not to be able to enjoy a nice, juicy filet. Honestly, if you gave me the choice between a Ruth's Chris steak and a greasy cheeseburger from McDonald's, I think I'd pick the burger. There's just something about the texture....
Hmm, well I hope you haven't left in disgust.
I tell you this sad steak tale because I have yet another seafood centric treat today. I know, shrimp...again?! :)
Well, these are special shrimp because not only do they include my favorite cheeses (does cream cheese count as a real cheese?), but they're also a trial run for hubby's upcoming graduation party.
Jumbo shrimp are stuffed with a yummy mixture of garlic, green onions, cream cheese and feta cheese. Pop them in the oven and they're ready to go in a few short minutes. Fancy, but fast & easy? I like it.
Thanks to those of you who've forwarded me your favorite party foods. There are so many yummy ideas! If you haven't sent them in, forward me your recipes and photos to newlywedcook at gmail dot com. There's something exciting in store for you if I make your dish!
Feta and Herb Stuffed Shrimp
Adapted from Small Plates: Appetizers As Meals
4 oz crumbled feta cheese (I used reduced fat)
4oz cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat parsley
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
dash of Worcestershire sauce
dash of paprika
20 -24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
In a small bowl, combine the feta cheese, cream cheese, parsley, green onion, garlic, spices. Add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce. Combine thoroughly.
Cut shrimp along the back to butterfly the shrimp. Spread shrimp open and place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the shrimp. Place shrimp on baking sheet , cheese side up. This gets tricky so try and flatten the shrimp down as much as possible to prevent the cheese from falling out.
Preheat the oven broiler and broil the shrimp 6 inches from the heat, until cheese is bubbly and shrimp is pink, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle lightly with paprika.