Tequila Shrimp With Ancho Pepper Sauce and Saffron Rice Pilaf

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://seasonedfork.com/spice-up-your-valentines-day

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

6 large shrimp per serving
tablespoon Add one of Tequila per 5 to 6 shrimp
inch Combine ingredients and set over night refrigerator
1 inch Ancho Pepper, hydrate over night two cups of water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
Salt to taste
Salt to taste
4 threads of Saffron

Preparation

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To Prepare the Day Before
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Soak one Ancho pepper in one cup of water over night and
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De-vein the next day.
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Marinate the shrimp in the tequila over night in refrigerator
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Ancho Pepper Sauce
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In a blender add one can of crushed tomatoes, one clove of garlic and the Ancho pepper along with the water and blend until smooth.
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Continue blending with one tablespoon of olive oil and one half teaspoon of sugar.
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Set aside.
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Saffron rice pilaf
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If you don't own a rice cooker, ask for one as a gift. You'll make perfect rice every time and I recommend it for this recipe.
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Add 1 cup of Arborio rice to 2 cups of vegetable stock.
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Add pinch of salt to stock and 3-4 threads of Saffron.
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Add a tablespoon of EVOO to the stock and stir briefly before placing cover and turning on. You won't need to check until the light indicates that it's finished.
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Cooking the shrimp
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Just prior to serving
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Sauté 5 to 6 large de-veined shrimp in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 5 minutes or until pink.
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While still in pan, add 1/2 cup of the pepper sauce. If too thick, add a bit of stock.
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Spoon rice onto individual plates. Place the shrimp in decorative manner and ladle pepper sauce around the shrimp and add Cilantro for color.

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Comments

Rakisha's picture

This looks great...have to try it soon!

Deborah's picture

Thanks Rakisha! If you are looking for other recipes take a look at our food blog, seasonedfork.com

About

Love and spice are great bedfellows, but often these days I find that too much spice can snuff out the flavor. There is nothing like spice for a romantic dinner that lingers on the palate without smothering the flavors. Smoked peppers, Saffron and chocolate finished with a splash of Patron Tequila will certainly inspire a love-filled night. Smoked peppers are great during the winter or a chilly Valentine’s night.

Yield:

6

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February 26, 2010

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