Here’s a dish that was way-too-easy to assemble. The recipe for “Aunt Angie’s Shrimp Casserole,” from how2heroes.com, is unapologetically simple. At first, it may seem a bit trashy, even, but notice the ingredient list is not at all grotesque. We use (pricey) shrimp, butter, and “Ritz” crackers — though I swapped these for Late July Classic Rich crackers. I used one whole box (70 crackers), plus a few extra crackers.
I melted my butter in the microwave, then simply stirred in the diced onion, cracker crumbs, diced shrimp, and seasonings to coat. Then, you just bake, for a total of 35 minutes. Too easy, right? This was a kid-friendly meal (no surprise there). The butter will slap you in the face, so this decadent casserole should only be an occasional indulgence.
Shrimp (2 lbs.) = $25.78
RECIPE: pull this together quickly, and still dazzle your diners
PREP TIME: too, too quick — eat this after less than an hour of prep and cooking
TASTE: crackers and shrimp soak up lots of butter
Next time, I’ll showcase a vegetarian meal. I’ll make the “Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup,” from allrecipes.com, along with “Cauliflower ‘Pasta’ with Peas & Ricotta,” from thestonesoup.com. See my comforting meal when you come back to my site on Thursday, February 10.