Garlic and chorizo shrimp

There’s definitely something decadent about shrimp – maybe it has to do with peeling the shells before popping them into one’s mouth and having to use your fingers as part of the eating experience. This recipe is so intensely flavored that it just seemed a natural choice for part 2 of our valentine’s day menu.
Chorizo shrimp

Ingredients

3 heads of garlic, peeled and chopped
1/2 chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
1 lb large shrimp, frozen, uncooked, with or without peel, thawed
2 tblsp olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 chopped flat leaf parsley
dash of tabasco
salt and pepper

Preparation Instructions

Heat oil in large frying pan. Add garlic and cook about 1minute, being careful not to burn it. Add chorizo sausage. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add shrimp and cooked until almost cooked- about 4-5 minutes. Add white wine, and continue cooking until the shrimp are cooked through. Add tabasco, salt and pepper and parsley.
Serve on top of creamy polenta for an especially decadent meal, or simply with baguette (and cold cutter) to soak the sauce.

Low country boil

by Sarah S.’s book, Milwaukee, WI

Ingredients

Old Bay Seasoning (2 T. per quart of water)
20-24 small red new potatoes
Six 4 inch pieces of Andoulle or Cajun sausage
6 ears fresh corn (halved)
3 pounds fresh shrimp (26 -30 count per pound),
unpeeled

Preparation instructions

Fill a large pot or trout boil kettle with enough water to cover all ingredients. Add Old Bay Seasoning and adjust to your taste.

When water is boiling, add potatoes and sausage . Boil for 20 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes (Do not overcook!) Drain and serve with piping-hot bread and ice-cold beer.

Submitted by: Sarah S

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