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Turn the heat up on your summer snacking with this recipe for easy wasabi shrimp — and then cool down with a breezy island cocktail.

Screaming Easy Wild Shrimp Wasabi

Serves 4 to 6


• 1 tablespoon wasabi powder
• 1/4 cup beer (use Landshark© beer and drink the rest while cooking)
• 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
• 2 pounds large headless shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
• 1//2 teaspoon course sea salt
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
• Lime slices for garnish

1. Combine wasabi powder, beer and horseradish. Set aside.

2. Peel and de-vein shrimp, leaving tails intact.

3. Place a cast iron skillet over high heat. When it begins to smoke, add shrimp. Shake skillet and toss or stir shrimp for 15 seconds or until they just begin to turn pink.

4. Add salt, wasabi mixture and butter. Stir quickly, turning shrimp for another 15 seconds, then cover tightly and remove from heat. Let shrimp rest for 5 minutes.

5. Add cilantro, stir once, and cover again. Wait another 5 minutes.

6. Garnish with lime slices and serve immediately.

Bama Breeze Cocktail

Makes one drink


• 2 ounces Absolut Citron Vodka
• 1 ounce coconut rum
• Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
• 2-3 ounces cranberry juice
• 1/2 ounce simple syrup
• Lime wedges to garnish


1. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.

2. Add vodka and rum.

3. Squeeze lime juice into glass.

4. Fill with cranberry juice

5. Add simple syrup to desired sweetness.

6. Stir.

7. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

To make your own simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, then cool, pour syrup liquid into a storage container. This will keep — if refrigerated — for a long time.

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