Sautéed Gulf White Shrimp with Jasmine Rice, California Raisins and Spicy Sauce

Submitted by: Thomas Keller

California raisins, jasmine rice and saucy shrimps for dinner tonight!

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INGREDIENTS

    Raisin Rice

    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • 1 cup California raisins
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 3/4 cup yellow onion, minced
    • 1 1/2 cups long grain jasmine rice
    • Salt; to taste
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Spicy Sauce

    • Reserved shrimp shells
    • 2 Anaheim chiles
    • 1 cup mirepoix of 1 carrot, 1/4 stalk of leek, 3 sprigs parsley, 1 shallot and 1 clove garlic)
    • 1 quart water
    • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup yogurt

    Shrimp

    • 32 shrimp (15/20 count); shelled and deveined, shells reserved for sauce
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro; for garnish

    PROCEDURE

    Raisin Rice

    Preheat oven to 325°F.

    Heat chicken stock in a small saucepan. Add raisins and let stand; remove with slotted spon and set aside. Reserve stock. Heat oil in medium saucepan and sauté onions. Add rice, sauté lightly and then reserved stock, add until rice is well coated in liquid. Heat to simmer; add back raisins and salt to taste. Cover tightly and bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. Remove lid; stir in butter, and adjust seasonings as needed. Keep warm.

    Spicy Sauce

    Shell and devein shrimp. Set shrimp aside and put shrimp shells, chiles, mirepoix ingredients and water into a large pot. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into clean pot, discarding vegetables, etc. Heat and reduce stock to 1/4 cup. To finish sauce, whisk in heavy cream and yogurt; reduce to desired consistency.

    Shrimp

    Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large sautépan. Add shrimp, one at a time, and cook for 1 minute on each side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

    To Serve

    Spoon about 1/3 cup Raisin Rice in the center of each of 8 individual serving plates and arrange 4 shrimp on top of each. Spoon about 1/3 cup sauce onto each; sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 950 (49% from fat); Total Fat 51g (sat 24g, mono 19g, poly 5.5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 205mg; Protein 24g; Carbohydrate 98g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 36g; ); Iron 5mg; Sodium 290mg; Calcium 182mg; Potassium 790mg

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