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.

3 comments:

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!