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Learn Two More Ways to Sizzle with Shrimp

A guide by Katie Rider (Los Angeles)

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As promised in my last guide where I talked about how to sizzle up shrimp Mexican and Spanish style, I'm going to talk about how we sizzle it up in the Caribbean. The first recipe is a bit complicated, but it's well worth it.


Caribbean Shrimp with Curry and Pineapple
1-1/2 pounds large raw shrimp*
4 cloves finely minced garlic
2 minced shallots
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
4 fresh serrano chilies, minced (including seeds)
1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 large vine-ripened tomato, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries, finely crushed
1/2 cup homemade chicken stock
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons thin soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons light-grade olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 fresh pineapple
salt to taste

Advance Preparation:

Shell, devein, and cut the shrimp deeply lengthwise. Combine the garlic, shallots, ginger, and chilies. In a medium bowl, combine the bell pepper, tomato, curry powder, allspice, chicken stock, dry sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar.

Place a 10-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil along with the garlic, shallots, ginger, and chilies. Sauté for 15 seconds, then add the sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until it thickens enough to lightly coat a spoon, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cool, cover and refrigerate.

Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise. Cut off and discard the fibrous center core. Remove the pineapple flesh, cut in to 1/2-inch-thin slices, and set aside. The recipe to this point can be completed up to 8 hours in advance of last-minute cooking.

Last-Minute Cooking:

Coat the pineapple with the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar. Turn the oven setting to broil or prepare a barbecue. If using a gas barbecue or indoor grill, preheat to medium (350F). If using charcoal or wood, prepare a fire. When the coals or wood are ash-covered or the gas barbecue or indoor grill is preheated, brush the grill with oil and grill the pineapple slices until they become slightly soft and golden, about 2 minutes; then turn the pineapple over and grill on the other side. If broiling, place the pineapple on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil 4 inches from the heat until golden. Then turn the pineapple over and cook on the other side until golden.

Meanwhile, place a 12-inch sauté pan over highest heat. When hot, add the remaining 2 tablespoons cooking oil. When the oil becomes very hot and just gives off a wisp of smoke, add the shrimp. Stir and toss until the outsides of the shrimp turn white, about 2 minutes.

Add the curry-tomato sauce ingredients and bring to a low boil. Stir in the barbecued pineapple. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Transfer to 4 heated dinner plates and serve at once.

*You should marinate and "velvet" the shrimp in oil, as follows:

2 egg whites
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, beat the egg whites just until they become slightly frothy, then stir in the cornstarch, cooking oil, sherry and salt. Shell the shrimp, then split the shrimp deeply along the top ridge, rinse away the vein, and pat dry. Add the shrimp to the velvet marinade and mix thoroughly using your fingers. Refrigerate the shrimp for a minimum of 1 hour and as long as 8 hours.

Place a wok over highest heat. When hot, add the cooking oil and heat until a thin slice of ginger skips across the surface (at about 350F). Stir the shrimp, then add to the oil. Cook the shrimp, stirring constantly.

Heaven only knows the origin of this very delicious, but somewhat complicated recipe, I got it from a fellow cruiser in the Caribbean and I’m glad to pass it on here.

Below is another recipe I picked up in the Caribbean that I really like.


Caribbean Grilled Shrimp With Mango Salsa
1 to 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Marinade

1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2" piece ground cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 small red onion
4 green onions
1 clove garlic
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
1/2 teaspoons salt (or less)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mango Salsa
2 ripe mangos, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Zest of one lime
Juice of two limes
1 teaspoon sugar

Whip up all the Marinade ingredients in a food processor (Jack and his girlfriend Sara actually have one aboard their small boat). Coat the shrimp well with the marinade for at least half a day. Soak the skewers in water for half an hour. Skewer the shrimp and cook over a hot grill or hot coals for about a minute and a half on each side, then serve with the mango salsa. Oh, yes, Jack says to use up all the salsa as it doesn't keep well.

Next guide I'll take about a couple ways to do the Fajita Fandango, till then happy sails and happy eating too.


Below you'll see some super Caribbean cookbooks you might want to check out.
Island Barbecue: Spirited Recipes from the Caribbean
Caribbean Cooking
Sky Juice and Flying Fish: Traditional Caribbean Cooking
Food of Jamaica: Authentic Recipes from the Jewel of the Caribbean (Food of the World Cookbooks)
A Taste of the Tropics: Traditional and Innovative Cooking from the Pacific and Caribbean
Tropic Cooking: The New Cuisine from Florida and the Islands of the Caribbean
French Caribbean Cuisine
Island Cooking: Recipes from the Caribbean
The Food & Cooking of the Caribbean, Central & South America (The Food and Cooking of)
Iron Pots & Wooden Spoons: Africa's Gifts to New World Cooking
Caribbean Cookbook
Jerk: Barbecue from Jamaica
Three Guys from Miami Celebrate Cuban: 100 Great Recipes for Cuban Entertaining
Cafe Mima Cuban Cookbook Cocina Cubana (Spanish Edition)
The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook: Casual and Elegant Recipes Inspired by the Islands
The Caribbean Cook
A Taste of the Caribbean


And if you want a tasty drink with your Caribbean meal, check out:
Caribbean Cocktails or Paradise on Ice: 50 Fabulous Tropical Cocktails.


Here is one of my all time favorite books, Cooking, Stories and Lies, can't beat that!
Peace, Love, & Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue


And if you have a new barbie and want to fire it up, take a look at the cookbooks below.
The Everything Grilling Cookbook: From Vegetable Skewers to Tuna Burgers--300 healthy recipes for any grill (Everything (Cooking))
The Everything Barbecue Book over 100 recipes for grilling just about anything
Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pit Bosses
The Best Little Grilling Cookbook (Best Little Cookbooks)
The Best Little Barbecue Cookbook (Best Little Cookbooks)
George Foreman's Knock-Out-the-Fat Barbecue and Grilling Cookbook
Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park BBQin' Cookbook
Grillin' Like a Villain: The Complete Grillin' And Barbecuin' Cookbook
The Official Barbecue and Barbecue Sauce Cookbook
The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Cookbook: Your Guide to the Best Sauces, Rubs, Sops, Mops, and Marinades
The Great Barbecue Companion: Mops, Sops, Sauces, and Rubs
The Redneck Grill: The Most Fun You Can Have with Fire, Charcoal, and a Dead Animal
Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs
Smoke & Spice: Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue (Non)
Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill
A Man, a Can, a Grill: 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast
Barbecue! Bible Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
Weber's Real Grilling: Over 200 Original Recipes
The Sonoran Grill (Cookbooks and Restaurant Guides)
The Complete Year-Round Gas Barbecue Cookbook
How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook
The Stubb's Bar-B-Q Cookbook
Good Housekeeping Grilling Cookbook: The Best Recipes You'll Ever Taste
J. R.'s Cookbook: True Ringside Tales, BBQ, and Down-Home Recipies (WWE)
Hot Off The Grill: The Healthy Exchanges Electric Cookbook (Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks)

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