Pecan Pancake With Grilled Shrimp And Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Step 1

For shrimp, mix all ingredients in medium glass bowl. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.

Step 2

For roasted red pepper sauce, put all ingredients, except cream, into a small non-aluminum saucepan; simmer 20 minutes. Add cream and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Puree in blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Keep warm.

Step 3

For cucumber salsa, mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Step 4

For pecan pancakes, mix milk, egg and melted butter in small bowl. Mix all remaining ingredients, except oil and cilantro sprigs, in medium bowl. Stir in milk mixture until smooth.

Step 5

Heat a thin layer of oil in large non-stick skillet; pour one-fifth of the batter into skillet to make a 4-inch-diameter pancake. Fry until golden and crisp on both sides, about 3 minutes. Repeat to fry remaining pancakes. Keep warm.

Step 6

While pancakes cook, heat broiler or charcoal grill. Arrange shrimp on broiler pan or grill rack, 6 inches from heat. Cook, turning once, until pink and cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Step 7

To serve, put one pancake onto each serving plate. Top with cucumber salsa; arrange four shrimp on top. Drizzle with warm red pepper sauce and serve garnished with cilantro sprigs.

Note: To roast a red pepper, place it directly over the gas flame or on a broiler pan 4 inches from heat source. Roast, turning often, until the skin blackens and blisters on all sides, about 10 minutes. Wrap in foil and let stand 10 minutes. Use a paring knife to remove charred skin; cut out core and seeds.

Things You'll Need

-----------GRILLED SHRIMP---------------
  • 20lg Shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 1/4c Minced cilantro
  • 1 1/2ts Minced garlic
  • 1/2ts Minced jalapeno
  • 1/2ts Oregano
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1/4ts White pepper
------ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE----------
  • 1sm Red bell pepper, roasted,
  • -peeled, seeded, see note
  • 1c Fish stock or clam juice
  • 1/2ts Minced garlic
  • 1/2ts Paprika
  • 1/8ts Salt
  • 1/8ts Ground cumin
  • 1/8ts Oregano
  • 1/8ts White pepper
  • 1/4c Whipping cream
-----------CUCUMBER SALSA---------------
  • 1sm Cucumber, peeled, seeded,
  • -finely diced
  • 1 Plum tomato, finely diced
  • 1 Green onion, chopped
  • 1tb Minced cilantro
  • 1tb Sour cream
  • 1 1/2ts Fresh lime juice
  • 1/4ts Minced garlic
  • 1/4ts Minced jalapeno
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1/8ts Ground cumin
  • 1/8ts White pepper
-----------PECAN PANCAKES---------------
  • 6tb Milk
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1tb Melted butter
  • 1md Red potato, peeled, grated
  • 1/2c Finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4c Minced onion
  • 2tb Flour
  • 3/4ts Cornstarch
  • 3/4ts Baking powder
  • 1/2ts Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • Oil for frying pancakes
  • Cilantro sprigs for garnish

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