Fried Green Tomatoes with Pickled Shrimp & Ranch Dressing

Delicious Southern cooking dish
Fried Green Tomatoes with Pickled Shrimp & Ranch Dressing
Fried Green Tomatoes with Pickled Shrimp & Ranch Dressing

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • For Pickled Shrimp: (make a day ahead)

  • 2

    T Old Bay seasoning

  • 1

    lb. peeled shrimp

  • 1/4

    t celery seeds

  • 1/4

    t ground allspice

  • 1/2

    t red pepper flakes

  • 1

    T sea salt

  • 1

    C olive oil

  • 1/3

    C lemon juice

  • 6

    fresh bay leaves or 2 dry

  • 1/4

    C minced Italian parsley

  • 1/2

    thinly sliced Spanish onion

  • For Fried Green Tomatoes: (can substitute tomatillos)

  • 12

    slices 1/3" thick green tomato slices (@ 3 tomatoes)

  • 1/4

    t Kosher salt

  • 1

    C flour

  • 3

    beaten eggs with 1/4 C cold water

  • 1

    C fine yellow cornmeal

  • 1/4

    C olive oil

  • 1/2

    C ranch dressing

  • 1

    lb. shrimp from above recipe

  • 1

    handful arugula

Directions

Shrimp: Prepare ice bath. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add Old Bay & shrimp to pot & immediately reduce heat to low. Cook @ 2 min. Plunge shrimp into ice bath. Drain & place in fridge. In med. bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add shrimp & refrigerate 24 hrs. Fried Green Tomatoes: Season tomato slices with salt. Set aside. In 3 shallow baking dishes, place flour in one, eggs in another & cornmeal in last. Flour a tomato slice on both sides, then dunk in egg & dredge in cornmeal. Stack finished tomatoes on cutting board. In large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over med heat. Fry tomatoes in single layer in batches until golden, @ 2-3 min per side. Lay them on paper towel lined plate. Set out plates & spoon 2 T ranch dressing on each. Put 3 fried green tomatoes on each plate & top with pickled shrimp. Garnish with arugula & serve immediately.

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