Godfather Shrimp

A Shrimp Dish You Can't Refuse

Inspired by the movie "The Godfather" (1972)

One of my favorite scenes is when Michael met with the police chief and a big time thug in an Italian Restaurant. It has been arranged for a gun to be in the restroom. Michael has to excuse himself from the table, get the gun, then return, and blow the two shit balls to hell. Michael says few words, but with the look in his eyes you can read everything he is thinking. Powerful stuff, with this double killing, Michael enters the family business.

The Godfather movie and Godfather Shrimp are both classics. Many dishes are good, but Godfather Shrimp is "a dish you can’t refuse." The Godfather said “try this dish or else,” and that’s a direct quote.
1 pound large shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
1/3 teaspoon salt
½ cup Progresso Bread Crumbs
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
or other premium can chiles with some heat
1/3rd cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 – 5oz can baby clams, drained and rinsed
Parsley for garnish

Season shrimp with lemon pepper and salt. In a large bowl, mix seasoned shrimp and bread crumbs.

Preheat fry pan with vegetable oil. Lightly fry shrimp over medium high heat, about 2 minutes per side. Shrimp should be lightly golden. Place on paper towels to drain. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, let simmer 5 minutes.

Serve shrimp over sauce on a platter. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish.
Serves 4 to 5
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