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Dec 14, 2009 09:46 AM

Maine shrimp


Maine shrimp season is upon us, and I've never cooked it before...

I was thinking of creating a red sauce, using shallots, garlic and rosemary as my base, seasoned with pepper, balsamic vinegar, Marzano tomatoes and white truffle oil...

I planned on cooking the shrimp and peas in the sauce and was considering steaming (and then mixing in the sauce artichoke hearts and leaves...) I'm open to any suggestions / variations.

Also - any thoughts on a pasta for this?

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  1. Long pasta (linguini maybe) with a sauce consisting of sautéed shallots, mushrooms, arugula and shrimp, whitw wine, butter.

    1. Maine shrimp cook in a flash--1 minute or so. Also they are very sweet and delicate. I prefer just to boil them up and eat them with homemade cocktail sauce. I would worry that the strong flavors you have may overwhelm that which makes Maine shrimp different than other shrimp.

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      1. re: dct

        2 things...if really fresh, eat some raw. (They're the ama-ebi in sushi bars.) The rest...boil some water (or beer) with whatever you might want to add...some peppercorns, salt, etc. At a full boil, toss in the shrimp. As soon as it begins to come back to a boil, drain, peel and eat. They do not need more than a minute.