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Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits

Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits

Chef Tim Thomas of Georgia won first place in the 2007 Great American Seafood Cook-Off for this wheat beer-laced shrimp ratatouille served over Boursin cheese grits.For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/.

Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits
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Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Marinate: Combine shrimp with 1/4 cup olive oil, 6 cloves diced garlic, 2 teaspoons chopped basil, and salt and pepper. Let marinate 30 minutes.
  2. Make Grits: Bring milk and butter to a boil. Add grits. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper. Add Boursin and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Ratatouille: Heat 1/4 cup oil in large skillet. Add eggplant and cook 5 to 7 minutes until brown. Drain excess oil. Add onion, garlic and peppers. Cook another minute. Add beer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add zucchini and squash. Add tomato products, salt, pepper and herbs. Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. When almost ready to serve, heat a sauté pan and place shrimp mixture in heated pan. Cook shrimp for 30 seconds on each side.
  5. Serve in individual ramekins with grits topped with ratatouille, then shrimp and more ratatouille; or on plates, as grits topped with ratatouille, then shrimp.
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Seafood Eggs Benedict Motts

Seafood Eggs Benedict

Seafood Eggs Benedict Motts
Seafood Eggs Benedict
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Once you've mastered a basic hollandaise sauce you can create endless versions of this breakfast favorite. This dish is perfect for  Easter brunch or any weekend where full flavor is on the menu.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Seafood Eggs Benedict Motts
Seafood Eggs Benedict
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Once you've mastered a basic hollandaise sauce you can create endless versions of this breakfast favorite. This dish is perfect for  Easter brunch or any weekend where full flavor is on the menu.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Hollandaise Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of boiling water add the vinegar. Turn the heat down to a low simmer.
  2. Crack the eggs one at a time, into a small bowl and add them one at a time very gently into the simmering water. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the egg is completely coagulated and the yolk looks slightly opaque. Remove from the water.
  3. Meanwhile, butter the ciabatta on both sides and place in a pan or on a griddle to lightly toast.
  4. Top each piece the with a smear of cream cheese. Top each with 2 pieces of asparagus. Top the asparagus with a scoop of crabmeat.
  5. Place the poached egg on top. Top each egg with a shrimp and drizzle with the hollandaise. Season with the salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with the dill and the lemon zest.
Hollandaise Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, melt four tablespoons of butter. Do not let it brown.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together four egg yolks, two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, freshly ground pepper, and salt.
  3. To combine the eggs with the melted butter requires a little technique called tempering. If you simply add the eggs directly to the warm butter, the eggs will curdle, which is not good. Unless you enjoy unattractively lumpy and congealed sauces. Which you shouldn't. To temper the eggs, add a teaspoon of the melted butter to the egg mixture and beat with a whisk. Gradually introducing the hot liquid to the cold keeps the mixture from curdling. Keep adding the melted butter to the egg mixture slowly until you've added about five tablespoons. Be sure to keep whisking the entire time. Really the entire time. Do not stop.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the saucepan. Turn the heat to low and very quickly cook the mixture — no more than 15 seconds, still whisking constantly. If your hollandaise sauce doesn't seem thick enough, you can return to the heat and continue cooking it in five second increments — if the heat gets too high you run the risk of the eggs ending up scrambled. Keep whisking the Hollandaise sauce the entire time, until it reaches the consistency you desire. If the sauce gets too thick, you can thin with a few drops of warm water before serving.
Recipe Notes

Once you've mastered a basic hollandaise sauce you can create endless versions of this breakfast favorite. This dish is perfect for  Easter brunch or any weekend where full flavor is on the menu.

Recipe adaptation and photo credit:   via foodrepublic.com

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Oysters with a Classic Mignonette Recipe

Oysters with a Classic Mignonette

Oysters with a Classic Mignonette
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Servings Prep Time
2 cups Mignonette 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 cups Mignonette 25 minutes
Oysters with a Classic Mignonette
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Servings Prep Time
2 cups Mignonette 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 cups Mignonette 25 minutes
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Let this mixture rest for 20 minutes to slightly soften shallots.
  2. Serve this on the side with a small spoon. This vinegar mixture makes about 1¾ cups and can be made a week in advance.
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