Maine shrimp balls

Maine shrimp balls
Maine shrimp balls

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • M aine shrimp, peeled

  • Vegetable oil

  • Kosher or sea salt

  • Herb Aioli

  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add lemon zest, herbs, and a few grinds of black pepper.

  • Into a measuring cup, add lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/3 cup

  • liquid total. Whisk beaten egg into milk/juice mixture. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Then fold in shrimp.

  • Into a deep, heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 inches oil. When the oil reaches 350°, slip scant tablespoons of the batter-and-shrimp mixture into it and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel, and season with salt while still hot. Serve with Garlic-and-Herb Aioli. Yield: 4 servings

  • Garlic-and-Herb Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon chopped shallot

  • (or red onion)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed

  • lemon juice

  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • Few drops Tabasco

  • Mix all ingredients (add more of each herb to taste if you like). Chill. Serve alongside Shrimp Puffs.

Directions

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add lemon zest, herbs, and a few grinds of black pepper. Into a measuring cup, add lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/3 cup liquid total. Whisk beaten egg into milk/juice mixture. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Then fold in shrimp. Into a deep, heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 inches oil. When the oil reaches 350°, slip scant tablespoons of the batter-and-shrimp mixture into it and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel, and season with salt while still hot. Serve with Herb Aioli. Herb Aioli 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives 1 teaspoon chopped shallot (or red onion) 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice Zest of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish Few drops Tabasco Mix all ingredients (add more of each herb to taste if you like). Chill. Serve alongside Shrimp Puffs.

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