By Mike Thayer
During my latest shopping trip to Costco and focused on shaking up the 'house menu' I happened across some Shrimp Vegetable Nests which looked quite tasty and I'm a sucker for just about anything with an Asian Flare.
The description from the box: Tiger Thai Tempura Shrimp and Vegetable Nests are a delightful combination of onion, carrot and kale. We julienne the vegetables, then form them into a ring, or nest, and finish them off with shrimp on top.
These 'nests' are indeed delightful! Prepared in the oven per the box directions, I had a very tasty appetizer - which turned into a dinner - in about 15 minutes. One nest is a pleasant mouthful and it delivers a fantastic bite of nicely seasoned shrimp and veggies wrapped in a Tempura batter crunch. DELICIOUS!
The nests also includes a dipping sauce which was tasty on it's own but I did doctor it up a bit with a couple splashes of red chili and sesame oils.
Excellent as an appetizer, entree or snack, these things are also a great way to get a little seafood and a few veggies into your diet. Four nests plus the dipping sauce is just 240 calories.
Purchased at Costco for $8.89, that's just 37 cents a nest! That price is Bachelor on the Cheap friendly, they taste great, they're easy to prepare, what's NOT to like?! I'm giving Tiger Thai Tempura Shrimp and Vegetable Nests 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars and they are most definitely worthy of a repeat buy.