Ingredient: bay leaf

Emeril Lagasse’s Shrimp Etoufee

Emeril Lagasse's Shrimp Etoufee
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Emeril Lagasse's Shrimp Etoufee
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add the flour and stir continuously to make a roux. Stir the roux over medium heat until the color of peanut butter, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, bell peppers, celery, and garlic to the roux, and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes to the pot and season with the bay leaves, salt, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon of the Essence. Cook the tomatoes for 2 to 3 minutes and then whisk in the shrimp stock.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook the etouffee, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Season the shrimp with the remaining tablespoon of Essence and add them to the pot, stirring to evenly distribute. Cook the shrimp for 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Add the chopped parsley to the pot and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately over steamed white rice and garnish with sliced green onion tops.
Shrimp Stock
  1. Place the shrimp shells and heads in a large colander and rinse under cold running water for several minutes. Combine the shrimp shells and remaining ingredients in a heavy 6-quart stockpot, add 4 quarts water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Skim to remove any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, skimming occasionally.
  2. Remove the stock from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container; let cool completely.
  3. Refrigerate the stock for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight containers for up to 2 months.
Essence
  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
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Mussels, Clams and Shrimp in Spicy Broth

Mussels, Clams and Shrimp in Spicy Broth
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The local weather forecast is calling for a wintry mix next week. Mix up your own culinary creation with this flavorful recipe sure to warm your heart. Recipe Credit: Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis, FoodNetwork.com.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Mussels, Clams and Shrimp in Spicy Broth
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The local weather forecast is calling for a wintry mix next week. Mix up your own culinary creation with this flavorful recipe sure to warm your heart. Recipe Credit: Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis, FoodNetwork.com.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, bay leaf, and crushed red pepper.
  2. Saute' until the garlic is tender, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer until the tomatoes begin to break down and the flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the clams. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the mussels. Cover and cook until the clams and mussels open, about 5 minutes longer.
  6. Using a tongs, transfer the opened shellfish to serving bowls (discard any shellfish that do not open).
  7. Add the shrimp and basil to the simmering tomato broth. Simmer until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  8. Divide the shrimp and tomato broth among the bowls.
  9. Serve with the warm bread.
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manhattan clam chowder recipe

Manhattan Clam Chowder

manhattan clam chowder recipe
Manhattan Clam Chowder
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Featured in: The Clam Chowder Wars. Photo credit: Sarah Anne Ward for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver.
Servings
8-10 Servings
Servings
8-10 Servings
manhattan clam chowder recipe
Manhattan Clam Chowder
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Featured in: The Clam Chowder Wars. Photo credit: Sarah Anne Ward for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver.
Servings
8-10 Servings
Servings
8-10 Servings
Instructions
  1. Put the clams in a large, heavy Dutch oven, add about 4 cups water, then set over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook until clams have opened, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. (Clams that fail to open after 15 to 20 minutes should be discarded.) Strain clam broth through a sieve lined with cheesecloth or doubled-up paper towels, and set aside. Remove clams from shells, and set those aside as well.
  2. Rinse out the pot, and return it to stove. Add butter, and turn heat to medium-low. Add bacon or salt pork, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fat has rendered and the pork has started to brown, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove pork from fat, and set aside.
  3. Add onions, garlic, celery, green peppers and carrots to the fat, and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft but not brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in potatoes, and continue cooking until they have just started to soften, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add 4 cups of clam broth, reserving the rest for another use. Add the sprigs of thyme and the bay leaf.
  4. Partly cover the pot, and simmer gently until potatoes are tender, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Using the back of a wooden spoon, smash a few potatoes against the side of the pot to release their starch and help thicken the broth.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the clams into bits that are about the size of the bacon dice.
  6. When potatoes are tender, stir in tomatoes, and heat them through. Add chopped clams and reserved bacon, stirring to combine. Add black pepper to taste. Let chowder come to a simmer, and remove from heat. Fish out the thyme and the bay leaf, and discard.
  7. The chowder should be allowed to sit for a while to cure. Reheat it before serving, then garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with oyster crackers.
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