Shrimp Stuffed Peppers

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Ok, I need some plating rehab.  My excuse is that the adult beverages had been flowing for a while.

Here was how I did my very first attempt at shrimp stuffed bell peppers.  Avoided the normal rice filler, because my veg mix was so thick and filling.

INGREDIENTS

#2 each of yellow, red and green peppers(6 total)

#48 medium shrimp(large ones are overkill, won’t fit)

#veg medley of corn, black beans, chopped spinach, mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, onions, anaheim peppers, cilantro, crushed almonds(use whatever veggies you have available).

#BACON

#Spice: garlic, thyme, blk pepper, worcestershire, tomato sauce, hot salsa

#monterey jack cheese, thick cream, almonds, butter, hot salsa

COOK…

  1. Boil shrimp, error on under cooking, as you will be baking these later.  Cool, peel, de-vein when time permits.
  2. Remove tops from peppers and scoop out rinds, seeds(next time, I’m cutting the peppers in half vertically for easier stuffing and piling).  In half inch water bath, microwave peppers approx 5 minutes to soften texture.
  3. Bake bacon(full package) in oven to crisp.
  4. Chop and mix veg medley(no rules, use whatever veggies you have on hand) in large fry pan.  Guessing I had 6 cups of total stuffing. Add spice mix, chopped bacon and heat low.  Grate monterey cheese(1 – 2 cups?) to form gooey mix.  No need to fully cook, as you will be baking all soon enough.
  5.  Cream sauce:  1/8 cup of finely chopped onions, butter, garlic…cook until onions clear.  Add heavy cream, 1/4 cup of pulverized almonds, cilantro and montery jack cheese sauce in pan.  Add hot salsa to get to pink color(mimic shrimp) and add spice to preference.
  6. Stuff peppers w/ 6 shrimp each, alternate scoops of veg stuff(not easy, next time cut peppers in half vertically). Leave some stuffing as plating bed.
  7. Throw stuffed peppers in oven for 20-25 minutes at 375F.
  8. Plate w/ bed of veg stuffing, garnish each pepper with 2 shrimps and pour cream sauce over all.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted February 25, 2016 at 08:10 | Permalink | Reply

    devein before you cook — much easier!

  2. Janika
    Posted February 25, 2016 at 08:17 | Permalink | Reply

    These were absolutely fabulous! Cheers to the chief!

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