Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Seafood recipes for a beginner?

Please help!

I'm a terrible, very very bad cook (seriously, I'm not joking!). I can do basic things, but definitely not complicated things.

Does anyone have an easy seafood recipes for me to cook for my boyfriend tonight? He loves shrimp!

Please, even if you have easy-medium difficult recipes! Would be appreciated greatly thanks!

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Ok, Try this and impress the hell out of him.

    Buy shrimp. Red pepper (hot). Garlic and Linguini (tagliatelle) and a can of lobster soup.

    Boil the pasta untill it is done.

    Put oil in the pan. Heat it, chop some red pepper slices (not the seeds) in the pan, add sliced garlic. Before the garlic browns, add shrimp and stir fry.

    Heat the can of soup (open and discard the can before he gets there) Put the pasta on large plates. Top it with the shrimp. Use the soup as a sauce.

    Have some bread ready to dip. And make a small salad.

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  • Take The Shrimp, Cut The Head's Off, Slice Them Down The Middle And Take The "Strip/Sac" Out Of Them, Toss'em In A Pan With Tomato Sauce, Chopped Onions, Peppers, Etc. And Cook The Heck Out Of It! You Can Do Many Things With Shrimp....

    Source(s): I May Be 19, But I Know How To Cook! (~_^)
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  • 1 decade ago

    easy shrimp scampi. get some fresh shrimp that has already been peeled and deveined. cook it in a pan with some olive oil, add some garlic, onions, maybe even some mushrooms, let that cook some, add some sherry or white wine. when the shrimp is thouroughly cooked, add some real butter to the wine left in the pan. This should create a wonderful butter sauce. Don't forget to season with s&p., serve over some pasta.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Just remember to only cook the shrimp for only 3-4 mins so they stay tender. Over a medium to medium high heat melt a few table spoons of butter, you can mix olive oil in there too and use less butter saute some chopped garlic for a minute or 2 then throw in the shrimp. Serve over angel hair pasta. That's about as simple as it gets.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have 2 recipes for you that are both really easy.

    This is my favorite, it's simple and very very good!

    Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

    1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

    1/4 cup butter, softened

    3 tablespoons mayonnaise

    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    1/4 teaspoon dried basil

    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    1/8 teaspoon onion powder

    1/8 teaspoon celery salt

    2 pounds tilapia fillets

    Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.

    In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

    Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

    Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp

    Prepare Fettuccine as directed on paackage.

    Alfredo Sauce:

    1/3 cup butter softened

    3/4 cup whipping cream

    3/4 shredded parmesan cheese ( not the canned stuff you put on spaghetti and pizza)

    1/2 tsp. salt

    1/8 tsp.pepper

    Prepare fettuccini as directed on package. Drain. Remove from heat. In same pan combine hot fettuccine and butter, toss to coat. Add 1/2 the cream, toss. Add 1/2 the parm, toss. Add remaining crea, toss. Add remaining parm, toss Add salt and pepper and toss until creamy.

    Have the shrimp already washed and deveined. Add to the alfredo. This is pretty easy, and very good.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    1 teaspoon hot sauce

    1 (4 ounce) can small shrimp, drained

    2 green onions, finely chopped

    1/2 (12 ounce) jar cocktail sauce

    In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, lemon juice and hot sauce until well blended and fluffy. Mix in the shrimp and green onions. Form into a mound on a medium serving platter. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until firm. Top with cocktail sauce before serving. Serve with crackers.


    Curried Shrimp

    1/2 tsp. curry powder

    1/2 c. chopped onion

    1 tbsp. butter

    1 can cream of shrimp soup

    1 c. sour cream

    1 c. cooked shrimp (or 7 oz. can)

    Hot cooked rice


    Cook rice. Meanwhile, in top of double boiler simmer onion and curry powder in butter until onion is tender. Add soup, stir until smooth over hot water. Add sour cream and shrimp and heat through. Serve over rice and sprinkle with paprika.

    4 to 6 servings.


    Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi

    1 stick butter

    1 lb. lg. shrimp, cleaned & deveined

    1/2 c. white wine

    1 tsp. minced garlic

    1/3 c. seasoned bread crumbs

    Melt butter in shallow casserole dish. Spread shrimp in butter. Dribble wine over shrimp. Sprinkle with garlic and bread crumbs.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp are pink and bread crumbs are golden. Serve aloneor with pasta. Serves 2-4.

    You should be able to get cleaned & deveined shrimp from your fish market in the grocery store.

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  • 1 decade ago

    most store now have coconut batter or tampura batter . you just add a little water or beer. beer is better. get shrimp already peeled and deviened. dip into batter and fry till golden brown serve with duck sauce for dipping that you buy in a jar. there is microwave fried rice take a min in the microwave to make easy if you can fry french frys you can make this enjoy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get jumbo shrimp that are already peeled and put them in a pan with olive oil. Add garlic, oregano, paprika, and a little bit of lemon juice to it. Meanwhile cook some linguini in boiling water with salt. Whent he pasta and ashrimpa re cooked, add your pasta to the pan and mix it so that the sauce mixes in. You can add a little bit more olive oil and sprinkle it with parmesan. Serve.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cajun Seafood Pasta

    This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!"

    Original recipe yield: 4 - 6 servings.


    2 cups heavy whipping cream

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

    2 teaspoons salt

    2 teaspoons ground black pepper

    1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

    1 teaspoon ground white pepper

    1 cup chopped green onions

    1 cup chopped parsley

    1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

    1/2 pound scallops

    1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1 pound dry fettuccine pasta



    Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.

    Meanwhile, pour cream into large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until just about boiling. Reduce heat, and add herbs, salt, peppers, onions, and parsley. Simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until thickened.

    Stir in seafood, cooking until shrimp is no longer transparent. Stir in cheeses, blending well.

    Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is a wild guess, but it sounds tasty to me!


    2 cups of shrimp

    bread crumbs

    egg whites (or 2 eggs)

    olive oil

    fresh basil (minced)

    1/2 of a lemon

    1: Whisk the egg whites. 2: Dip each shrimp one by one in to the whites. 3:Then, cover them in bread crumbs. 4:Put a thin layer of oil on a frying pan, and put on the shrimp. 5: Add the basil. 6: If the shrimp is small, stir, keep stirring until golden brown. If the shrimp is big, cook each side until golden brown. 7:

    Add lemon juice and VOILA! I hope you and your boyfriend love it!

    Source(s): My mental cookbook.
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