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Achiote Marinated Shrimp Salad

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Courses: Salads
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozShrimp - (21 to 25) - peeled, deveined, And shells reserved for stock
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil - divided
  Achiote Paste
3 tablespoons 45mlMinced ginger
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced garlic
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced shallots
2 tablespoons 30mlAncho chili powder
3 tablespoons 45mlSlivered almonds
1   Red pepper - chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlToasted ground cumin
1 tablespoon 15mlToasted ground coriander
2 tablespoons 30mlGround annatto seeds
2 tablespoons 30mlLime juice
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
  Reserved shrimp shells
1/4 cup 59mlWhite wine
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozDiced onion
1   Tomato - diced
32 fl ozs 909mlWater
1   Frisee head
2   Mache
1   Scallions - sliced on diagonal, Some reserved for garnish
2   Oranges - supremed
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozToasted almonds

Recipe Instructions

For the paste: In a blender or food processor, puree first 9 paste ingredients and then slowly add the lemon juice and 1/4 cup oil.

For stock: Heat a heavy-bottomed pot, when smoking add shrimp shells and cook, stirring for 6 to 8 minutes or until shells are toasted. Add wine and reduce by half. Add onion, tomato, and water bring just to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer slowly for 45 minutes and strain.

Cooking shrimp: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet. Mix 2 tablespoons achiote paste into hot oil. Add 1/2 of shrimp to hot pan and stir to coat evenly with the paste. Add 1/2 cup shrimp stock and cook for 5 minutes or until the shrimp are no longer translucent. Set aside in a bowl. Repeat process for other half.

Assembly: Place the mache and frisee divided among 6 plates. In a medium-size bowl, toss the shrimp with the orange sections, and scallions. Divide shrimp among plates. Top with scallions and toasted almonds. Shrimp can be served hot or cold.

COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton - Recipe courtesy of Patricia Williams from City Wine and Cigar Co. - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-8902)


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