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Cooking From Your Garden, Smothered Shrimp over Fried Green Tomatoes

Smothered Shrimp over Fried Green Tomatoes
Here’s a dish I adapted from a dish I saw on a Gulf Coast edition Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. My garden contains herbs, cucumbers, green peppers, and green tomatoes.  I saw in my mind a dish that consisted of sautéed shrimp served with a gravy over crisp fried green tomatoes picked from my garden. That’s how I cook, I visualize the dish in my head first and then I check out a couple of related recipes to create an outline of the necessary ingredients. I made the dish I now call Smothered Shrimp over Fried Green Tomatoes as a Sunday afternoon meal. My children, wife, and mother said it was awesome! 

Fred’s Smothered Shrimp over Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Sauté 4 cups of cleaned shrimp in canola oil with a garlic clove, ¼ cup diced green pepper, ¼ cup diced onions, add a bit of fresh, sage, parsley, and salt and pepper. Set the shrimp aside after they are cooked. Prepare fried green tomatoes with 5 large tomatoes. Then put the fried green tomatoes on a cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes at 325. Use the leftover oil from frying the tomato to make gravy adding flour and water to make it. Then add the sautéed shrimp.
Remove the now crisp fried green tomatoes from the oven and arrange them on a large platter. Pour the smothered shrimp over the fried green tomatoes and serve. Recipe, which serves about 6, would be a hit on Thanksgiving. Or serve it with a tossed salad and some homemade butter milk biscuits for a Sunday meal. I will share a biscuit recipe and some history tomorrow.

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