Shrimply Fabulous

Inspired by the movie "Forrest Gump" (1994)

One of my favorite scenes is when Private Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue tells Forrest all the ways you can cook shrimp:
"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it."


Shrimply Fabulous was inspired by Bubba’s list of ways to cook shrimp. The movie's list is great, but Shrimply Fabulous is in a taste class by itself. The yummy taste of fresh shrimp blending with sweet fresh corn, cream, spices and fresh clams cooked in white wine - its fabulous darling!!

1 lb medium to large shrimp (about 30), cleaned and deveined
2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs (follow package directions using, flour and beaten egg with the Panko)
Dash of salt and black pepper
1/3 teaspoon Old Bay Sea Food Seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/3rd cup vegetable oil

Sauce ingredients:
2 fresh corn ears - rub with 2 teaspoons olive oil and add dashes of salt and black pepper - Roast in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. - cut corn off the cob.
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbs. butter, softened
Dash of salt and lemon pepper

5 fresh clams - clean by soaking in cold water and rubbing the shells clean. Steam clams in 1 cup of white wine until clams open. Remove from heat. - . Clean by removing dark color particles. Mince clams. Set aside.

Season shrimp with lemon pepper, Old Bay Seasoning and dashes of salt and black pepper.
Follow Panko directions and cover each shrimp with flour, then dip in beaten egg and cover with Panko.

Fry shrimp in vegetable oil over medium heat. Cook on each side 2 minutes (shrimp should be lightly golden). Drain on paper towels. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, add all sauce ingredients except clams. Pulse about 10 seconds, leaving some small pieces.

In a sauce pan, add sauce mixture and clams. Bring to a boil and let simmer 2 minutes.

Serve shrimp over sauce on a plate. Optional: Sprinkle parsley flakes over plate to garnish.

Serves 4 to 6.
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