Do a quick thaw (very low power) in the microwave, then toss with mayo/remoulade, etc., and stuff a tomato. Or chop up celery, sweet pepper, dill and/or sweet pickle and mix with shrimp and mayo for a shrimp salad on a baguette.
Bring water to bil for your favorite pasta. Just a few minutes before it's ready, add olive oll to hot pan, then garlic; before garlic browns, toss frozen shrimp into pan. Finish with capers or whatever herbs you fancy and toss over pasta.
Fill flour tortillas with still-frozen shrimp, Jack or other Southwest/Mexican cheese, a little chopped scallion, maybe a touch of fresh diced jalapeno or other peppers of your choosing, then fold and cook in a non-stick skillet, no oil necesssary, til cheese melts.
Beans are another possibility. In particular I like garbanzos. I cook them from dried beans, then put them in the freezer in portions (making sure to have them covered in the cooking liquid). You can take out a serving, nuke to thaw, add to chicken in a pan and season to taste. Lots of other ways you can use frozen beans.
For a an easily nukable meal, there's this Indian chicken braise with garbanzos. Lightly brown some chicken thighs and/or drumsticks (in both cases, do not use boneless, but they can be either skinless or not, to your preference) in a neutral oil. Remove chicken, add onions/garlic cooking until transparent, then add curry powder/garam masala or any other South Asian style spices, quickily tossing with onions, then returning chicken to pan and adding broth or water to partially cover, stirring and cooking until chicken is cooked, adding more broth if necessary. The finished dish should have enough liquid to still look like a stew/braise. When done, add cooked chickpeas, then freeze into portions. Remove from freezer and nuke for an easy dinner. If you have fresh cilantro leaves on eating day, it's a perfect garnish. Serve as is or, to stretch it even further (and it's a delicious as well as nutritious combination) with Basmati or other fine rice.
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Edited by rlibkind, 28 July 2005 - 11:47 AM.