Matt Allegro’s Italian Fried Shrimp with 2 Dipping Shots from Cleo Coyle

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If Matt Allegro were going to cook a feast for you, my husband and I are pretty sure these Italian fried shrimp would be on the menu, along with his two favorite dipping shots. We're happy to share Matt's very personal recipe with youyou'll see what we mean by "personal" as you read his directions!


May you eat with joy...and if Matt Allegro is cooking for you, we know you will!

~ Cleo Coyle

For readers who are new to our bestselling series of Coffeehouse Mysteries, Matt is a globetrotting, half-Italian coffee hunter (and occasional playboy) who dearly loves his octogenarian mother—the woman who owns the century-old Greenwich Village coffeehouse where our series is set. 


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Matt Allegro’s
Italian Fried Shrimp
with 2 Dipping Shots


via author Cleo Coyle


Our readers have been asking for this recipe ever since they saw Matt Allegro cook it up in our 8th Coffeehouse Mystery, Holiday Grind. And here is why he does it...

Frustrated with the diet-conscious fare at a New York cocktail party, Matt is famished. But he has a plan. Abandoning his plate of leek-wrapped water chestnuts, he ducks into the hotel’s kitchen, pays off a line cook, and makes off with a bag of jumbo shrimp. He then heads home to fry up a batch of these babies for himself, his daughter, and his ex-wife, Clare Cosi.

Though Clare is no longer Matt's partner in marriage, she has agreed to be his partner in the coffee business—and he occasionally partners up with her in solving perplexing New York crimes.

As for the crime of ruining perfectly good shrimp, Matt’s recipe gives you some clues to avoiding disaster. Follow his personal tips and, with luck, you’ll have the same beautiful results as Matt. 

And now, here is our character 
Matteo Allegro to guide you
through his recipe...






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Makes 12 large shrimps,
which will feed...


2 people with big appetites, or
3 people with average appetites, or
4 people for appetizers, or
24 underwear models (they'll each eat half a shrimp and order more martinis)


Ingredients:

12 extra large or jumbo shrimps

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 eggs, lightly beaten with fork

Olive oil for frying (1/2 inch high in a large skillet)*

*Note: Because of the expense of extra virgin olive oil, it's perfectly fine to use a regular olive oil or light olive oil for frying. You can also mix the olive oil with a regular vegetable oil to get the amount needed for this recipe.

Method:

(1) Peel and devein - Start with jumbo or extra large shrimps. (I don’t believe in anything puny.) If your shrimp is frozen, you need to thaw it. If your shrimp is not "deveined," you will need to remove the vein and take off the shell. I like to leave the shell on the tail, but that's your call.

Peeling and deveining shrimp are easy steps, and you should enjoy your first glass of wine as you do them. For a quick tutorial, watch this vid from an old acquaintance of mine. He's a pretty good chef, too... 

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Lightly rinse the shrimp and allow to drain on a paper towel. The shrimp should not be completely dry; a little dampness is good for step 3.

(2) Now we butterfly - This gives the shrimp the most surface area for the breading and frying, which brings the flavor. 





If you're a virgin at this technique,
you've come to the right man. 

Be firm…but gentle. 

Take the shrimp in your hand as shown. 



You want the shrimp's groove (where the vein was) to be pointing up. 

Run a knife lightly along this crevice, splitting the two halves a bit more but without slicing all the way through the soft, delicate flesh. Use your fingers to gently pry open the eager shrimp (think butterfly with open wings). Press firmly on that special spot (see photo) to flatten.




(3) Prep flour, eggs, and bread crumbs – This trinity of breading is a no-brainer for longtime cooks, but (once again) if you’re a virgin at this, I'm more than happy to be the man who shows you how it's done...



Place your flour in one bowl. Your eggs go in a second bowl. Your breading in a third. Italians often add cheese and herbs to their breading and we Allegros are no exception. Mix the cheese and oregano into the pre-seasoned bread crumbs. (Yeah, I think that extra shot of oregano is superb with the seafood. You'll notice the bright, herbal aroma as you cook.) 

BTW - If your bread crumbs are not seasoned, you will need to add more herbs and spices at this stage. Mix in oh, about 3 T. of your favorite Italian dried seasoning mix, which most spice merchants carry, including the ones who stock your grocery store's spice section.

(4) Bread the shrimp – Time to have another sip of wine, and (one at a time) dip a butterflied beauty in the flour and shake off the excess. 



Next dip the flour-coated shrimp in the egg 
and allow excess egg to drain off. 



Finally drop the egg-covered shrimp in the bowl of bread crumbs. Coat well, turning the shrimp and using the fingers that God gave you to get those seasoned bread crumbs hugging as much of the shrimp surface as you can.






(5) Perfect pan frying – This is not deep frying. It's pan frying, so place only about 1/2 inch of your oil in a skillet or sauté pan. The key to great frying is the oil temperature. It must heat up first. If you start with oil that's too cold, your breaded shrimp will absorb too much grease and the breading may be soggy (and nobody likes soggy).


Hot is good, but in this case, too hot is not... If your oil is too hot, your breading will burn on the outside and your shrimp will be cold in the center—not a very romantic prospect. Watch the oil closely. As it begins to ripple, test it by adding a few drops of water to the pan. If the water "dances" on the oil, it's ready. (And who doesn’t love to dance? Ladies? Shall I put on the music?) If the oil smokes, however, you've blown it. It's far too hot and your shrimp will likely burn.

No crowding, please. You want an intimate gathering... The more shrimps you place into the oil, the more you are reducing the oil's temperature and risking a soggy end (we spoke about soggy, remember?).



Once those breaded beauties hit the oil, you should see some hot tub action, yes, the oil should bubble like a glass of young Prosecco. 


Fry quickly, about two to three minutes, flipping them in the process so both sides cook evenly. When golden brown, remove from pan and drain on paper towels, as shown below...



This is (admittedly) a tricky endeavor. You may need to decrease the heat a bit if your lovelies are cooking too quickly. Conversely, you may need to increase that heat if the temperature in your pan is dropping too fast. (There's a relationship lesson in here that transcends cooking, but that's another post.) 

If you are making more than one batch (for a larger gathering--or those two-date evenings), hold finished shrimps in warm (200 degree F.) oven while you cook additional batches. 


If you're cooking many batches, the oil will need to be replaced. When it becomes brown or full of crumbs, pour it out, wipe the pan and start with new oil. (And, yes, I see a relationship lesson there, too.)




Serve hot (of course) with...


My dipping shots (recipes below)
A little wine (fruity Chianti or bubbling Prosecco)
Some music (suggestions here and here)
Low lights, a fire in the hearth, and...

We’re ready for a perfect evening.






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Matt's Dipping Shots




#1 Easy Mexican-Style 
Chipotle Dipping Sauce and 
Sandwich Spread

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#2 Fast Garlic Mayo
Dipping Sauce

Directions: Peel and gently smash 6 cloves of garlic. Sprinkle the smashed garlic with sea salt. Place ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil and the 6 cloves of garlic in a small pot and heat over LOW fire (3 to 5 minutes, do not boil). Cover with a tight-fitting lid and remove from heat. Let stand and steep for 30 minutes or until oil is cool. Remove (or strain) the smashed garlic and discard. Stir this garlic-infused oil into ¾ cup mayonnaise. Add 1/8 teaspoon cumin. Blend until smooth.








Eat (and read) with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

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235 comments :

  1. Thumbs up for the shrimp dip.

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    1. Great book series, and the recipes always make me hungry.

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  2. The garlic mayo would go with a lot of different things :)

    Jenne Turner

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  3. Sound delicious! and the dips sound great also! I love coffee! Thanks for the chance,

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  4. Looks delicious !!

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  5. Jacqueline KnightenMay 6, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Looks great!!! I so enjoy making your recipes.
    Tigerlily_jk@yahoo.com

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  6. YUM!!! Will have to try, especially the garlic mayo dipping sauce. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. Sounds so yummy, unfortunately I cannot eat fried foods. Could Matt adjust the recipe and come make it for me?

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  8. What a terrific giveaway, and even if not a winner, those shrimp must be tried. Thanks!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  9. this recipe looks so delicious I will have to try it this weekend. The dipping sauces sound so good too.

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  10. Shrimp, adventure and mystery...the best things!

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  11. Looks delicious! Can't wait to make this for friends this weekend.

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  12. I think I may ask for this for Mother's Day! Thanks for the recipes and for the giveaway!

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  13. My mouth is watering already. Thanks for another delicious recipe and also the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  14. But only if you come cook for me, Matt!

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  15. Those shrimp sound delicious! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  16. Sounds awesome, will try this weekend.

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  17. Sounds awesome, will try this weekend.

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  18. The shrimp and dips sound delicious! Definitely something to try. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  19. I wish I like shrimp!!

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  20. OMG Can't wait to try this.
    dotkel50@comcast.net

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  21. This looks wonderful The recipes you post are always so easy to follow. Thanks!

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  22. Thank you for the yummy shrimp recipe for Mother's Day!

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  23. Wow those sound great!!!! Can't wait to try!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  24. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  25. I would love anyone to cook for me and doubly so if it was Matt Allegro!! I have tried many many of your recipes and all delicious. Thank you for your marvelous books and recipes. You have a great fun 'blog'/FB pages.

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  26. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win!

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  27. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods to cook with, I am going to share this with my "foodie" son who loves to try new recipes. I love your books and look forward to your next one and a new recipe to try.

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  28. Oh yes .... will be making this very. very soon. Thanks

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  29. sounds fabulous!

    chris aka rainbow dreams

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  30. Great food and fantastic coffee... The Coffee House crew really know how to influence the readers!!!

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  31. Yummy looking recipe and the dips sound really good too! Thanks for the contest.

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  32. Love Matt's shrimp & dipping sauces! Thanks for all the entertainment!

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  33. These sound heavenly! I can't wait to make them!

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  34. We have wonderful shrimp/prawns in Alaska. Can't wait to try this

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  35. might just treat myself to these for Mother's Day ... ellie "geekette"

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  36. This post is making me hungry! I love crispy fried shrimp, especially with a great dipping sauce. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

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  37. Oh how I love shrimp and that recipe sounds and looks so delicious. Thank you for letting us view this and the recipe. Actually so many of your recipes look mighty tasty.

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  38. Looks good - may have to try it soon.

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  39. What a terrific detailed description of the recipe. Great.

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  40. Sounds delicious. Does Matt make house calls?

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  41. Great giveaway! I love the recipes!

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  42. Yum! Shrimp, any way you cook it, is delish!

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  43. I'm such a sucker for shrimp!! Love this recipe! Love the books!! I'm hooked!!!

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  44. Those shrimp look so yummy, and not that hard to make. Thumbs up!!

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  45. coffee mysteries and food what more could a girl want?

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  46. Love shrimp and Matteo!

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  47. Shrimp looks so good, and I really enjoy the coffee mysteries.

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  48. Shrimp is as yummy as Matteo.

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  49. I'm always in awe of your fun mystery novels, ellaborate newsletters, and delicious recipes. I'd be hard-pressed to name another author or authors who go the extra (not just 1 mile) 10 miles to make their readers happy. Thank you. Your newsletters always make me smile. And I love the cartoon avatars!

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  50. I love all your cover art and, the shrimp looks amazing!

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  51. The husband is allergic to shellfish, but I may try this with chicken!

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  52. Wow! That looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the great recipes and the great contest!

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  53. I am very confused about trying to entire this contest. This shrimp dish sounds great though.

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  54. Always love your newsletters, Cleo, with the wonderful recipes and such clear instructions. Looking forward to the new book!

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  55. Love the books and the recipes :)

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  56. why do you make it so hard to enter your contests????

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  57. Wonderful recipe to share with friends!

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  58. you had me at 'shrimp' and it just got better from there. thanks!

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  59. This recipe sounds wonderful! Can't go wrong with garlic. Looking forward to the next book. I love them all!

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  60. I can't wait to make this for my family at our next big event on Memorial Day. I love the recipes. Matteo's directions make this one absolutely decadent.

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  61. Love your books and newsletters!

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  62. If the taste as good as I know Matt looks, they are DELISH! Cannot wait for our new adventure, out in time for my Birthday!

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  63. Those shrimp look deveined ...I mean divine

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  64. Thank you for the recipe. I'm looking forward to the new book in the Coffee House series. Love them!

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  65. Can almost smell them cooking now! Thanks for the recipe.

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  66. I just bought two bags of prawns,,, perfect timing! I grabbed the recipe.

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  67. Recipe looks yummy. Can not wait for new mystery

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  68. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds wonderful!!

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  69. Looks delicious! Can't wait to make this. May need to have this for Mother's Day.

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  70. Wow, that sure looks delicious! But I must admit, I'm a little afraid of frying stuff myself - I always fear that the hot oil might burn me. ;-)

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  71. Thank you for the give away. I truly enjoy your books b

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  72. Susan Falconer-BerryMay 8, 2015 at 4:35 AM

    Love your books. When I finish one I want to read more. I think I have read them all so far. Love the coffee house. Makes me wish that it was a real place that I could go to. Would love to try the shrimp recipe.

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  73. What a nice giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  74. Yum! The dishes set up for dredging the shrimp are beautiful.

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  75. Wonderful recipe, great give away and am looking forward to Dead to the last drop

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  76. I love this series and all of the characters, the reciepes are just icing on the cake!!! So excited for the new book in Dec!!

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  77. I love this series and all of the characters, the reciepes are just icing on the cake!!! So excited for the new book in Dec!!

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  78. Recipe looks yummy. The books are great

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  79. Looks and sounds delicious...definitely saving the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Love the books--can't wait for the next one--love the recipes, too!! thanks!!

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  81. Love the books, adore the recipes! Thanks

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  82. Love the books! I've tried several of Matt's recipes and always love them - I sure this one won't be any different!

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  83. love the books!!! can't wait for new ones...will definitely try the shrimp!!!

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  84. It all looks delicious but I am allergic to shrimp.

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  85. I enjoy reading the mysteries and love the recipes! Keep them coming!

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  86. This recipe sounds very good - I love fried shrimp. I also enjoy your mysteries. Thank you for sharing

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  87. I make a Mexican style spread much like your dipping sauce, only mine doesn't use cumin and uses fresh squeezed lime juice. Fantastic on tacos. The shrimp looks great, though I'd be tempted to use thawed frozen shrimp just to avoid handling the raw ones and deveining them - gives me the willies, ha ha....

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  88. Jack Shepherd is my favorite and am waiting patiently for the Bogus Bestseller.

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  89. This looks so good! And they'd be even better if Matt came over and made them for me. ;)

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  90. this looks easy and yummy. I'm not a coffee drinker but love you books.

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  91. I will definitely be trying this recipe! YUM!!!

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  92. Looks wonderful.... Glad that Matt stopped by... :)

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  93. These recipes are amazing. I'm going to try some

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  94. We both like shrimp, might try this one, looks so good.

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  95. Looks delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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  96. I love seafood especially shrimp! Here goes nothing. :)

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  97. My husband would love this. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  98. Love all the books in the series, especially because they take place in New York. Also love the recipes.

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  99. This sounds like a real easy recipe and I love easy recipes. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  100. Looks good and is making me hungry. Would love to win.

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  101. A delectable recipe, wonderful feature and great books. Fabulous combo. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Those shrimp look so tasty! I have never worked with raw shrimp, but this looks like it is worth the effort!

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  103. Yummy recipes. I love this series and always look forward to the new ones coming. I own every single one in either hardback or paperback.

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  104. I love your serving sizes!!! made me laugh, great way to start the day and with a cuppa in my hand! thanks for the chance to win! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  105. Looks scrumptious!

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  106. I love your newsletters! They have lots of great info and wonderful recipes. Just listened to A Brew to a Kill on audio while traveling. Great way to enjoy your books! Hoping to get more soon.

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  107. I love all the pictures of the cooking/prep process! I'm renting a place now with a tiny, uncomfortable kitchen that has an incredibly old oven (it's super small and the knobs fall off). There's also no air conditioning so cooking/baking anytime between May-September is pretty unbearable... I can't wait to move so that I can get back into it! Your recipes always look so good, and there are some from the books that I DEFINITELY cannot wait to try. I've got them all marked with little color-coded flags. :D

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  108. I love shrimp, and your books , so I really enjoyed this newsletter !!!

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  109. This recipe sounds delicious! I love shrimp! I can't wait to try this! Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway! Keep the books coming! I love them!

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  110. these look great! I am super allergic to shellfish, but could easily tailor the recipe to chicken. the dipping sauces sound divine. :)

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  111. I am so excited to hear that you are coming out with a new book at Christmastime!

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  112. Looking forward to some holiday reading with a good cup of coffee!

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  113. Your blog and website are the Best! Great recipes and giveaways.

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  114. Cortney MenendezMay 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Sounds delicious! I also love shrimp marinated in italian dressing, and grilled!! And, of course, I love both of your series! When will we have another Jack book?

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  115. Yummy food and a new mystery! Does life get any better?

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  116. Not really sure which looks better so I am going to have to try making both Shrimp Kiev and the Italian Fried Shrimp. Right now I could use a strong smooth cup of steaming coffee!!

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  117. My husband would love this recipe. Me, I have read all the Coffehouse Mysteries and will be looking forward to the newest one.

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  118. The recipe looks good and I always enjoy your books.

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  119. Just this year found your coffee house books and have devoured just about all of the books, including so many delicious recipes and learning more about coffee, which I love and couldn't do without in the morning...In the evening, I like tea ...Any thoughts about tea house mysteries?

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  120. Yum! They're all good! I love the books. For some reason, they make me want a cup of good coffee!
    Sally D. S. J.

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  121. These look yummy. I'd love it if my husband made this for me!

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  122. Another great recipe--success with others, so I'll certainly try this one, too. Thanks for great mysteries, great coffee, and great recipes

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  123. I'd love to have Matteo come to my kitchen to make his shrimp or anything else, LOL!

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  124. Love your books and food! Keep them coming.

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  125. I know he was a bad husband, but like Clare, I still have a soft spot for Matt. He's like an Indiana Jones of the coffee hunt.

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  126. Matt can teach me new recipes any and every day of the week. The Yum factor here is through the roof!

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  127. Love shrimp and can't wait to try this!

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  128. this sounds delish! planning on making this soon!!

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  129. This is another great recipe to add to my collection of "cozy" recipes.

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  130. Are the shrimp ready yet? OH! A cuppa of Village Blend with 2 shots to go, please!

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  131. Looking forward to the new book. :)

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  132. Love all of your books and recipes. Can't wait to try this one.

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  133. Can't wait to read the next book!

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  134. Anything with shrimp is automatically yummy & these sound especially so...easy too! Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Wish I liked to cook! Happily, I do like drinking coffee and reading your great books!

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  136. I love the Coffee House books. I feel as though Claire, Matt and the gang are friends. I can't wait for the new ones to come out. Thanks for the books and the yummy recipes as well.

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  137. I love shrimp just about any way that it can be made. This sounds so good, I can't wait to try it.

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  138. This looks good thanks for the recipe.
    Penney

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  139. The shrimp sounds delicious- and I'll bet using the garlic mayo it would make an amazing po'boy too! Yum!

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  140. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Can't wait to try it!

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  141. The recipe for the shrimp and shots sound awesome!!!

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  142. This looks like a great recipe. Can't wait to try it.

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  143. Sounds good! I'm also looking forward to the new book!

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  144. Great recipes, esp the sauces. Mahalo for sharing. Can't wait for that early holiday gift of a new mystery this December.

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  145. Great food, great coffee, great book equals a great weekend.

    Eat, drink,read...

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  146. Recipes sound great. Love the series. Looking forward to the new book.

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  147. I love shrimp! I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  148. slpetera@ yahoo.com Love the recipes that come with your great books. I only wish you had more out and look forward to all new to come. Thank you

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  149. This sounds lie a recipe I would like. Can't wait to try it. I love this series.

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  150. I am not a big shrimp eater but do love fish. The dips sound awesome. Thanks for sharing. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  151. OMG that shrimp recipe looks awesome. Now I'm hungry

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  152. Love the Coffeehouse Mysteries

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  153. My favorite Cleo Coyle recipe so far is the Rosemary/Lime Roasted Chicken. It is GREAT!

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  154. Yum. These breaded shrimp sounds so good. I enjoy that there are photos along with the written descriptions how to make the recipe. I think I'd rather have Matt come over to make it so I would not have to do a thing but enjoy the shrimp. Of course I would have a cup of coffee.

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  155. This looks like a recipe I need to try...soon. Wish someone would fry up a batch for me! I love shrimp. Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to the new book.

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  156. Matt, I'm going to have to wait for coffee and dessert, I'm a vegetarian fortunately you do those well. Anxiously awaiting new books.

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  157. Delicious for everyone I think. Thank You.

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  158. This looks and sounds delicious! I was practically licking my computer screen! And, I really appreciate the visuals too. Does Matt make house calls?

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  159. Thank you for the recipe, sounds delicious.

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  160. LOVE your books and the recipes are a yummy bonus!

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  161. MUST try this shrimp! Thank you for recipe! Love the series (read them all), and anxiously awaiting the next one!

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  162. The shrimp look delicious. I love your books. I have been reading them for years. I love the story line and the characters. The recipes always sound so amazing.

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  163. The shrimp dish looks yummy! I love the books and recipes.

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  164. Thank you Matteo, these shrimp look so yummy can't wait to make them.

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  165. I can't wait for the new book

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  166. I'm coming over to your house for Mother's Day and this
    delicious dish!! And thanks for putting out your next book in
    only 6 months. I don't think I could wait much longer :-)

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  167. I can smell the cappucino from here!

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  168. I can eat the whole recipe all by myself! Thanks.

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  169. I am pondering whether I could make these with ingredients on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

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  170. This looks delish! Love the dipping sauces!

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  171. That looks delicious! Sadly, every time I try frying things I end up burning them (we have no candy thermometer, and our range is fiddly). But I may have to suggest this recipe, erm, loudly, to my chef brother for the next BBQ. Thanks!

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  172. Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to the next Coffee House Mystery.

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  173. I'm popping in to say THANK YOU to everyone for taking the time to stop by and comment! Marc and I love hearing from you and we are thoroughly enjoying your notes. Keep 'em coming! "Matt's May Coffeehouse Giveaway" will remain open another week: winners will be chosen on Monday, May 18th at Midnight.

    Good luck, good reading, and (of course)...eat with joy! And (like the Terminator)...I'll be back...

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter
    www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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  174. This recipe sounds delish ! Unfortunately I have developed an deadly allergy to shellfish however I think the recipes would be just as wonderful using fresh caught fish. I can't wait to give the recipes a try. As for the next Coffee House Mystery book release, thank you both soooo very much for writing and continuing to write this book series. I just can't get enough and I love suggesting them to anyone who likes to read. Thank you both again

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  175. Those dipping sauces sound absolutely DIVINE! I cannot wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  176. It's okay if this recipe is not Vegan. I still love Matt!!

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  177. OMG! That recipe looks delish! And prosecco

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  178. The shrimp look so lovely but since I'm allergic I think I'll pass. I remember back in my teen years oh, so long ago, I could eat them and they were good. But then they gave me an Iodine scan and that was the end of my shellfish days. But books, I can still read.

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  179. This looks and sounds yummy! I can just imagine the aroma while it is cooking...

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  180. Looks like an easy recipe for a yummy dinner!

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  181. How on earth did you get Gordon Ramsay to agree to giving the shrimp cleaning technique? :) That was so cute/cool/fun/ We love shrimp and I am going to make this soon. The garlic mayo sounds great and no matter when I make the shrimp, I will make the mayo sooner. Sounds wonderful for sandwiches, and other items including potato salad. Matt and Claire are invited to our house anytime for dinner. Thank you for the great contest. I have been using totes instead of purses for months now; they are so much lighter weight and versatile when I am using my cane and my walker and fit nicely over the handles of my mobility scooter, so they work well. Thank you again.
    LOVE< LOVE< LOVE your recipes, postings, FB pages, and everything else. You are the BEST, Alice and Marc.
    Hugs,
    Cynthia B.

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  182. The shrimp look delicious. I love fried shrimp - never been much for shrimp without a coating.
    It's almost time for lunch but I'll never find shrimp as big and good-looking as these.
    thanks for the chance to win a fun prize.
    Love the coffeehouse books. Have read them all and looking forward to the next installment.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  183. Those shrimp look yummy. I will have to give the recipe a try. Just added 3 of your books to my TBR stack.

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  184. Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

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  185. Thanks for the instructions, the recipe and the chance to win!

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  186. Looks delicious! And thanks to you, my husband no longer complains about "having the same things every week" (:

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