Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Ranch Dip

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Looking for an appetizer for a party or a small unique lunch idea?  Try these buffalo shrimp.  It’s tradition to pair buffalo anything with blue cheese or ranch dip, but I just had to have both.  This recipe is quick, easy, and wowing taste buds everywhere.  And let me tell you, it’s delicious!

buffalo shrimp

Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
1/4 c sour cream
1 tbs mayonnaise
2 oz crumbled blue cheese
1 scallion, chopped
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp garlic powder
10 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbs hot pepper sauce
1 tbs butter

In a small bowl mix sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, scallion, dill, and garlic powder, set aside

Season shrimp with salt and pepper and heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook shrimp in skillet 2 minutes per side. Add hot pepper sauce and butter tossing shrimp in sauce, remove from heat.  Serve alongside with blue cheese ranch dip.

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Turkey Burger with Portabellos and Blue Cheese

it’s impossible to go all winter without grilling.  there’s just something about it that is irresistible. so when you grill in the winter you want to go all out, and this recipe is perfect. a juicy turkey burger topped with sauted portobello mushrooms, slathered in creamy blue cheese dressing all on a toasted kaiser roll. so find your spatula and get to it…

Turkey Burger with Portobellos and Blue Cheese
4 tbs olive oil
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 portabello mushroom, sliced
3 tbs blue cheese dressing
1 tbs chives, chopped
1 kaiser roll, toasted
salt and pepper

heat two saute pans with oil over medium heat. shape the ground turkey into a patty and season with salt and  pepper to taste.  once the pans are hot place the mushrooms in one and the burger in the other.  the mushrooms need to cook for a couple minutes before you season.  let the burger cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until done.  while the burger is cooking mix the chives into the blue cheese.  now time to assemble. place the patty on the bun, top with mushrooms, and spread the top of the bun with the dressing before placing on top.

tips

  • if you don’t have enough blue cheese dressing, you can stretch it by adding sour cream.
  • if you don’t have chives, try shallots because you’re going for a subtle onion flavor.
  • i made this recipe from things i had in my refrigerator.  i challenge you to do the same and see what types of recipes you can come up.