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Absinthe Shrimp

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  • 24 lg shrimp
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 c chopped onions
  • 1/2 c chopped celery
  • 2 Tbs chopped garlic
  • 1/2 c Absinthe
  • 2 Tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1) Rub the shrimp with the cajun seasoning.Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.Saute`shrimp 2-3 minutes.Add the onions,celery,and garlic,and saute` 2-3 minutes.Add the Absinthe and cook for 1 minute.Add the parsley and cream, and bring to a boil.Add the salt and cayenne and cook for 1 1/2 minutes,stirring.
  • 2) Push the shrimp to the side of the skillet and add the egg yolk.Whisk for 30 seconds,then pull the shrimp into the mixture,stirring for 1 minute,and serve over spinach cakes. (recipe follows)
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup dried fine bread crumbs (french loaf preferably)
  • 2 Tbs freshly grated parmessano reggiano
  • 1 Tbs Absinthe
  • 1/4 cup veg oil
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1) Heat butter in a skillet over med high.add 1/4 cup flour stirring for 5-6 mins,make a blond roux (the color of sand paper)
  • 2) Add the onions and cook stirring for 2 mins or until wilted.Add the milk and stir until mixture thickens.3-4 mins.Add the spinach,salt,cayenne,white pepper,nutmeg,and garlic and cook,stirring for 4 mins.
  • 3) Remove from heat.Add the breadcrumbs,parmesan,and Absinthe and mix well.Let cool for 30 mins.Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into patties.
  • 4) Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.Combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour and the cajun seasoning.Dredge the patties,coating evenly,in the flour.Fry the cakes for about 1 1/2 mins on each side,or until golden.
  • 5) Place one patty on each plate,spoon equal portions of Absinthe shrimp on and around each patty and serve with your favorite Absinthe.
  • Bon Apitite!

Edited by redwun

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