Shrimp-and-Tasso Gravy

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp
1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped tasso ham*
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

1. Devein shrimp, if desired. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle barbecue seasoning evenly over shrimp.

2. Sauté shrimp in hot oil in a large skillet over high heat 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.

3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add tasso ham, and sauté 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture is golden brown. Whisk in chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil. Boil, whisking constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and thickened. Stir in shrimp and parsley.

*Smoked ham or hot smoked sausage may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning.

September 2007
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