I picked up a new recipe recently while watching an episode of the Barefoot Contessa. About a week ago, I decided to try the recipe for the first time - just off the top of my head. I managed to just about duplicate it, but I did make one minor change. The recipe was for Roasted Shrimp and Orzo salad and called for cucumbers, amongst the other ingredients. Rather than purchasing cucs, I decided to use some zucchini I already had on hand and - and this is the inspired part - I had my husband grill the zucchini. Steven said the zucchini really made the salad - it was his favorite part. It's a really tasty dish & can be treated as a salad or a side dish. We've eaten it cold so far, but I'm sure it would be tasty warm too.
Here's the link to the recipe - try it, it's so delicious that when I decided to take it to the family reunion for my potluck contribution, he said I should but a warning on it that eating it may cause "orgasm" - yes, he really said that! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-shrimp-and-orzo-recipe/index.html
The weather has been fairly hot here lately (for the Pacific Northwest anyway), and I haven't really wanted to heat up the house by turning on the oven, so I did cook the shrimp in my cast iron skillet - they were delicious, but I've tried Ina's oven roasting method too - and they are especally yummy prepared that way.
It's really best to prepare a day in advance, we both thought it was at it's best the next day and it's held up well enough for us to pack it in our lunches for a couple days following.