RECIPE TITLE "Shrimp Remoulade"
recipe excerpted from Galatoire's Cookbook copyright © 2005 by by Melvin Rodrigue
The sauce is definitely best made a day in advance and refrigerated,
then all that's left to do is toss in the shrimp, and plate and
serve. It's a snap to make, yet it's always impressive.
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 3/4 cup chopped scallions (white and green parts)
- 1/2 cup chopped curly parsley
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 cup Creole mustard or any coarse, grainy brown mustard
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, or to taste
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Spanish hot paprika
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup salad oil
- 4 dozen jumbo (15 count) shrimp, peeled, boiled, and chilled
- 1 small head of iceberg lettuce, washed, dried, and cut into
- Mince the celery, scallions, parsley, and onions in a food processor.
- Add the ketchup, tomato puree, Creole mustard, horseradish,
red wine vinegar, paprika, and Worcestershire.
- Begin processing again and add the oil in a slow drizzle to
- Stop when the dressing is smooth. Chill for 6 to 8 hours or
- Correct the seasoning with additional horseradish, if desired,
after the ingredients have had the opportunity to marry.
In a large mixing bowl, add the sauce to the shrimp and toss
gently to coat. Divide the lettuce among 6 chilled salad plates.
Divide the shrimp evenly atop the lettuce and serve.
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