Sunday, July 6, 2008

Homegrown Spuds

We headed to the garden to harvest potatoes - Yukon Gold Potatoes.

"We" became my husband, Bart, as he was having so much fun digging up the potatoes. I pulled some weeds instead. Too bad you can't harvest weeds and do something fabulous with them!

What to do with freshly dug potatoes? How about a surprisingly easy Shrimp Boil that looked something like the picture above. Oh, was it good! A messy meal where you appreciate all of the flavors.

Shrimp Boil
1 lb. uncooked shrimp
1 lb. smoked sausage (I used turkey keilbasa), 3/4 inch diagonal-sliced pieces
4 or 5 ears of corn, halfed
Equivalent of one large potato per person, quartered
1 onion, halved then quartered
1 teas. garlic powder or 1 clove minced
1 teas. dried Parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped

Bring water to boil in large pot. Cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces and boil until almost tender. Add shrimp, sausage, corn, onion, garlic and parsley. Cook until shrimp is fully pink (about 4 min.). Be careful to not overcook the shrimp as it will become tough.

Fortunately, we had a nice, little haul of potatoes. Hmmm...need to get thinking of some other messy, yummy meals.


kimj said...

That looks absolutely delish! Where did you get your shrimp?

Jenny said...

Frozen seafood section of Dillons?!?! It's "fresh-frozen" or some such description. The taste does not give away that it was frozen. We keep a bag or two all the time. Shrimp spaghetti, peel and eat, or shrimp pasta. I thaw in bowl of warm water, then cook.

Carol Browne said...

Hey, that's cool. I've never heard of that before - boiling all that stuff in stages in the same pot. I'm going to try that. Thanks!