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Shrimp in Cucumber Cups

I had these addictive bite-size goodies at a baby shower last weekend, and yesterday, I looked up a recipe so I could make some for myself.

shrimp in cucumber cups

I followed this version from My Recipes, though I used dried dill (half the called-for amount), green onions instead of chives, and regular cucumbers instead of English cucumbers. I poached the shrimp as directed, but I used medium shrimp instead of large.

That sounds like a lot of modifications, but really, I didn’t change it that much. 😉

(By the way, except for the dill and chives, you can get everything you need for this recipe at Aldi.)


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Mary Anne

Thursday 7th of August 2014

Our Aldi's has a dill dip which is excellent and I serve it with some Greek dishes as a good replacement for the Z sauce.


Friday 23rd of August 2013

While those look delish, I am curious about the baby shower. How do you handle being frugal and generous (assuming you want to be generous!) at such an event?


Friday 23rd of August 2013

Well, I figure that gift-giving is not an occasion to die on the frugality hill if I don't have to. But neither do I think it's necessary to drop hundreds of dollars on a gift. So, I just try to maintain a middle ground, and I try to be a mindful spender and buy quality items (for instance, I prefer to buy a solid wood baby toy than a plastic one).

Since I'm pretty frugal in other areas of my life, I think it's fun to be a little more spendy than usual when I give gifts (while still staying within my budget constraints, of course!)

Elizabeth | ReadySetSimplify

Friday 23rd of August 2013

These look soooo yummy! :-)


Thursday 22nd of August 2013

Does anyone else get nervous that the Aldi seafood is imported from Thailand or China? I've looked and have never seen any local seafood.

Emily M

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

I struggle with this as well. I just noticed that Aldi does have organic ground beef (which I'm going to buy after I leave work today!) and they have just started to make a habit of advertising which produce is local (this week it's celery, at least here in Wisco). For me personally, meat is where I draw the line for Aldi - I just can't stomach or consciously support the factory farms. I have a hard time finding truly sustainable fish/seafood unfortunately.

Joy Clark

Thursday 22nd of August 2013

I'm puzzled. What's the difference between an 'English' cucumber and a 'regular' cucumber, please? J (from England)


Thursday 22nd of August 2013

Well, at least here in the US, the English cucumbers are longer, thinner, and have fewer seeds in the middle.

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