Archive for May, 2009

Lava shrimp and lava butter

31 May, 2009

If I told you, it wouldn’t be lava.

Killer shrimp

31 May, 2009

Unofficial Killer Shrimp Recipe

2 tablespoons dried rosemary

2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon black pepper

5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1/2 teaspoon fennel seed

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth

8 ounces clam juice

1 cup white wine

3 ounces tomato paste

1 stick butter

1 1/2 pounds peeled shrimp, with tails

French bread for dipping

* Partially break up the rosemary, thyme, and fennel seed with fingers or mortar?pestle.

* Place all ingredients, except wine, in a large pot. Simmer for about 30 minutes and add wine. Continue to simmer for a total cooking time of no more than 2 hours. Just before serving, add raw shrimp. Simmer until shrimp is done, stirring, about 2 minutes.

* Serve. Each bowl should contain a serving of shrimp and a lot of broth, which should almost completely cover the shrimp. The dish is eaten with your fingers. Soak up the broth with the bread.