Friday, April 22, 2011

38:40 -- Meatless Friday: Buffalo Shrimp

I thoroughly enjoy Buffalo wings but I'm sure you know that based on my many times I've written about them. But we experienced a different twist on traditional wings while on vacation: Buffalo Shrimp! A bit lighter than their poultry counterparts, yet still delicious. Below is a recipe for Buffalo Shrimp Sliders courtesy of Redbook magazine er, a really cool website that has nothing to do with being a mom...

8  (3-inch) soft dinner rolls, split
1 small heart of romaine lettuce, finely shredded (2 cups)
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1/3 cups shredded carrots
3 tablespoons blue-cheese dressing
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
3 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Sauce*
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese**

  1. Heat the broiler. Place dinner rolls, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Place under broiler and lightly toast, turning baking sheet to toast rolls evenly.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss lettuce, celery, and carrots with dressing. Divide the mixture over the bottom halves of the rolls.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of the butter and shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are almost cooked through.
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and hot sauce to skillet; continue to cook, stirring shrimp in "Buffalo" sauce with a slotted spoon, until cooked through, about 1 minute. Spoon shrimp and sauce over lettuce mixture, sprinkle with blue-cheese crumbles, and place roll tops, toasted side down.

*Being that I'm kind of an expert on wings, there is no better sauce out there than Frank's Red Hot. You can try others all you want but none will have the right amount of flavor and zing that Frank's has. Trust me. 

**If you're not into blue cheese, feel free to substitute ranch dressing. I enjoy both and always have both on hand when making anything Buffalo-style


  1. Oh for the love of God and all that is Holy, this looks like my kind of meal! I'm going to make it on Monday. Meatless Monday.

  2. mmm, yum.
    I might have to give this one a try. Andy won't eat wings (he has issues with chicken when the bone is present) so this could be fun alternative.