Sunday, August 16, 2009

Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dip

While perusing Epicurious's new recipes, I came across a recipe for buffalo shrimp. Those who know me might have noticed my particular love for buffalo chicken fingers, blue cheese and a cold beer-with grilled shrimp, it is just a smidgen healthier for you! (Not healthy, but healthier...)

I've adapted this based upon ingredients available local grocery store (hello, Duluth, MN) and my lack of remembering to bring a grocery list.

1 lb de-veined, shelled shrimp (leave last part of shell on tail)
1/3 cup Frank's buffalo hot sauce

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Olive oil
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream (I always use full fat, because it tastes richer, but feel free to substitute lower fat or 1/2 plain yogurt and 1/2 sour cream)
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 chives, minced

Mix together blue cheese, sour cream, milk, lemon juice and chives. Add and pepper to taste.

Lightly salt and pepper shrimp and drizzle with olive oil.

Heat grill to medium-high heat (or use a George Foreman grill if it's raining, like I did).

Whisk together melted butter and buffalo sauce, pour into medium sized bowl.

Grill shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink and firm.

Toss shrimp in buffalo sauce.

Serve with blue cheese and your favorite vegetables.

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