Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Orleans-Style Shrimp


Ingredients:

24 large shrimp in the shell (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 bunches scallions, chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 large tomato or 2 plum tomatoes
Toasted French bread, for serving

Directions:

Peel the shrimp, leaving the tails on; reserve the shells. Devein the shrimp, then rinse in a colander; drain and pat dry. Sprinkle with the Creole seasoning.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp shells and half of the scallions and cook until the shells turn pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and 1 1/2 cups water and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Strain theshrimp broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard the solids.

Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in the skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and the remaining scallions and cook until the shrimp start to turn pink, about 1 minute. Add the reserved shrimp broth and simmer until cooked through, about 3 more minutes.

Meanwhile, put the corn in a microwave-safe dish and microwave until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Cut the tomato into chunks. Divide the corn and tomatoes among bowls. Add the shrimp and ladle in the broth. Serve with bread.

Recipe shared from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/new-orleans-style-shrimp-recipe/index.html