One Pot Shrimp and Couscous

I am always leery of recipes that say you can do things in one pot (they often seem overly complicated for solely the reason of one pot), or of shrimp recipes since they are often overcooked. Well, this recipe managed to work and is easy while also being delicious. We were all fans. Next time I will definitely add the full 2 pounds since last time I added only one pound and then added a second pound when I reheated the leftovers.

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Fish (Tilapia) Tacos

Now you could certainly make these tacos with other fish, but again, pandemic things. We haven’t been able to buy our normal fresh fish this summer. Usually I am getting lots of salmon from the store and grilling it. This year, we are getting our fish fix with frozen shrimp and frozen fish fillets. I normally don’t buy tilapia because I prefer non-farm fish, but I can’t be as picky right now. So, when I found a bag of reasonably-priced frozen tilapia fillets, I bought it. I was going to make different things with them, but each time I ended up wanting them for fish tacos. It’s so easy and fast.

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Sous Vide Sesame Salmon

Continuing from my last post with sous vide shrimp, I realized I hadn’t shared a sous vide salmon recipe on here even though I make it regularly. It doesn’t look the prettiest but it is always cooked nicely and not overcooked.

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Sous Vide Shrimp Scampi

I’ve talked before about how I like cooking seafood sous vide style because it helps keep the food tender and still tasty. When I was visiting one of our special grocery stores I saw they had shrimp on sale. I wasn’t planning on getting any originally but decided to get them with the sale. But, this meant that I needed to have a recipe for them.

Last minute I changed my mind from making a recipe I had made before and instead tried this one. It was so good and makes shrimp scampi super easy. The shrimp tastes like lemon and garlic, but also has a strong shrimp flavor. AND it isn’t overcooked!

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Grilled Shrimp with a Garlic Herb Sauce

It took some time, but we have a full family that likes shrimp now. Some of it has been learning the best ways to cook it that keep it from being too tough but still tasty with good texture.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp (Sous Vide)

I found this recipe and it sounded interesting, but I usually have to make some changes with spicy-ish dishes for the family. No big deal. But I also wanted to add in some more avocado (a favorite for all of us now), and I decided to cook it sous vide.

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Baked Crispy Fish

We are a fish-loving family. It’s nice to go to the store and pick up whatever is cheapest/freshest/on sale/etc. and know that we will like it somehow or another. I have yet to make a whole fish, which I want to try, but we like our fish in a skillet, grilled, from the sous vide, with sauce, baked, etc. This recipe is a good one if you have someone wanting to dip their toes into fish. We used rockfish instead of cod as the original recipe called for, just because of a sale, but it is a really nice mild fish that worked well for this. The fillets are super thin and you get a lot of crunchy bits to go with the fish. Everyone also really liked the dip.

 

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