Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
1/3 cup clarified butter
4 tablespoons minced garlic
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper, to taste

Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Do not overcook. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.
Makes 8 first-course servings.
From Diana Rattray, Southern U.S. Cuisine.

Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya
1 c coarse chopped yellow onion
2 md garlic cloves peeled and minced
1 c chopped sweet green pepper
3/4 c finely diced celery
4 tb bacon drippings
3 tb minced parsley
6 oz smoked ham cut in 3/8-in cubes
1 lg bay leaf; crumbled
1/2 ts crumbled leaf thyme
1/4 ts cayenne pepper
1 1/2 ts salt (or to taste)
1 cn tomatoes (1 lb, 14-oz)
1 cn tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 3/4 c cold water
1 3/4 c uncooked converted rice
1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined

Set a large kettle -- not iron -- over moderate heat. Saute the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery in the bacon drippings for 8 to 10 minutes until they are limp and golden. Add the parsley, ham cubes, bay leaf, thyme & cayenne pepper.
Saute, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the salt, tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce and water. Simmer the kettle, uncovered, for 5 minutes, breaking up any large clumps of tomatoes. Adjust the burner heat so that the mixture simmers gently. Stir in the rice, cover the kettle, and boil the rice for 40 minutes. Add the shrimp, tossing the mixture lightly to distribute them evenly. Cover the kettle and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until the shrimp are cooked through, the rice is done, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste the jambalaya and add the cayenne pepper and salt, if needed.
Serves 6.
Shared by Doc Donald From Diana Rattray, Southern U.S. Cuisine.

Sugarcane-Skewered Shrimp with Chile-Cilantro Rub

Sugarcane-Skewered Shrimp with Chile-Cilantro Rub

1 bunch cilantro, coarsly chopped
1 habanero chile, chopped
4 shallots, chopped
2 lemons, zested
2 limes, zested and juiced to 1/4 cup (juice more limes if neccessary)
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil

16 jumbo shrimp
8 sugarcane skewers
1/4 bunch cilantro leaves, as garnish

Puree all marinade ingredients in a blender. Reserve 2 tablespoons of marinade.

Skewer two shrimp per sugarcane and place in marinade and refrigerate. After shrimp has marinated 2 to 3 hours, grill for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, making sure they are fully cooked.

Serve with a drizzle of the reserved marinade and cilantro garnish.
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