Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups peeled rock shrimp tails, about 1 pound

  2. 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  4. 1/2 cup peeled, chopped onion

  5. 1/4 cup chopped celery

  6. 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic

  7. 1/2 cup heavy cream

  8. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

  9. 1 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce

  10. 1/4 - 1/2 cup, plus

  11. 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

  12. 1 cup cubed Mozzarella cheese pieces

  13. 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  14. 8 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted

  15. 1 stick butter, melted


  17. 1 pound Roma tomatoes, cored and halved

  18. 1/2 cup olive oil

  19. Salt

  20. Freshly ground black pepper

  21. 1 tablespoon butter

  22. 1 onion, finely chopped

  23. 1 rib celery, finely chopped

  24. 1 cup chicken stock

  25. 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  26. 1/2 pound cold unsalted butter

  27. White pepper to taste

  28. Few drops of balsamic vinegar, or to taste

  29. Hot sauce of your choice, to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place the shrimp tails in a bowl and season with the Creole seasoning. In a large heavy skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink, about 4 minutes. Add cream, Worchestershire and Crystal hot sauces to pan and reduce over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs to the mixture to tighten, stirring to combine well, and cook for 1 minute. Remove mixture from the heat and allow to cool. Gently fold in the cheese and combine thoroughly.

  2. Divide cooled shrimp mixture into 8 equal portions, then fashion each into individual logs about 1-inch in diameter and 4-inches in length (approximately 3 1/2 ounces each).

  3. Preheat oven to 425ºF.

  4. Spread phyllo sheets on a clean work surface with long side closest to you, like a book. With a pastry brush, spread melted butter on right half of top sheet, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon breadcrumbs and fold left side over right side as though closing a book. Butter top of folded phyllo sheet. Place one formed shrimp log at bottom of phyllo sheet and carefully fold 1-inch edge of left side over the filling, then 1-inch edge of right side over the filling. Starting at the bottom, fold the phyllo over the shrimp filling and roll up to form a cylinder, like an eggroll, buttering the bottom 1/2-inch of phyllo with butter to seal. Butter the top of the phyllo roll and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets and rock shrimp filling. Place phyllo bundles in refrigerator for 10 minutes prior to cooking.

  5. Bake phyllo strudels in oven until golden brown, about 12 - 15 minutes. Serve warm.


  7. In a mixing bowl, toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place tomatoes on a smoker rack and smoke with hickory chips for 15 minutes.

  8. In a saucepan over medium-high heat melt butter, add chopped onion and celery and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add smoked tomatoes and any accumulated juices, chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Using a hand-held blender, puree until smooth. Strain through a coarse strainer and continue to cook until thickened, about 5 more minutes. Whisk in cold butter, season to taste with salt, white pepper, a few drops of balsamic vinegar and your hot sauce of choice. Serve immediately or keep warm in a bain marie until needed.

  9. Yield : 8 servings


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