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Hotel Monteleone Criollo Restaurant's Chilled Shrimp, Blue Crab & Avocado

HERB OIL
Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup rough chopped basil leaves
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley sprigs
• 1/4 cup chopped scallions (green part only)
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 cup olive oil
• salt & white pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely liquefied.

SPICY TOMATO COULIS
Ingredients:
• 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
• ½ teaspoon tomato paste
• 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• ½ cup olive oil
• salt & pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely pureed.

CHUNKY AVOCADO GUACAMOLE
Ingredients:
• 2 cups diced avocado
• ½ cup diced tomato
• 1/4 cup diced red onion
• 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
• 2 tablespoons lime juice
• 1/4 teaspoon of Tabasco Sauce
• salt & white pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:
Fold all ingredients in a small bowl.

BLUE CRAB SALAD
Ingredients:
• 2 cups lump crabmeat
• 2 tablespoons minced chives
• 2 egg yolks
• ½ cup olive oil
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• salt & white pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:
In a small bowl, using a thin wired whisk, blend the egg yolks, chives, garlic, and lemon juice. Once well blended, whisk vigorously while streaming in the olive oil creating a well emulsified aioli. Fold in the lump crabmeat and season to taste with salt and white pepper.

ASSEMBLY:

Components:
• 6 tail-on peeled and de-veined grilled jumbo shrimp
• 12 Chive Stems
• Chunky Avocado Guacamole (see recipe above)
• Blue Crab Salad (see recipe above)
• Spicy Tomato Coulis (see recipe above)
• Herb Oil (see recipe above)

Presentation:
1) Place a 2 ½ inch wide by 1 inch tall ring mold on the center of a dinner plate.
2) Place 3 tablespoons of Chunky Avocado Guacamole in the ring mold, and lightly press with a spoon creating a leveled layer.
3) Layer 3 tablespoons of Blue Crab Salad on top of the Chunky Avocado Guacamole and press lightly with a spoon.
4) Layer an additional 3 tablespoons of Chunky Avocado Guacamole on top of Blue Crab Salad and lightly press with a spoon leveling with the top of the ring mold.
5) Remove the ring mold and spoon in two tablespoons of Spicy Tomato Coulis in a circle around the molded ingredients.
6) Drizzle dollops of Herb Oil around the Spicy Tomato Coulis.
7) Place a Grilled Jumbo Shrimp on top of the molded ingredients and garnish with the chive stems.
8) Repeat steps 1 to 7 five more times.

Serves: 6

 

Gulf Shrimp Blue Crab & Avocado