Grilled Shrimp on Taro Chip
- 3 to 4 finely minced garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- 2/3 cup minced green onions
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 pounds (21/25 count per pound) tiger shrimp, peled and divined
- Skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- Taro chips:
- 1 to 2 peeled taro root (2 inches in diameter)
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups small dice tomatoes
- 2 cups small dice avocado
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For Shrimp: Preheat a grill to high.
Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers. See Cook's Note*
Place shrimp on a hot grill for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they turn pink. Do not overcook. Remove from the grill and remove the shrimp from the skewers.
For Taro chip: Place a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan over medium high heat. Add the oil and heat until it reaches a temperature of 350 degrees F. Slice taro root thinly, a little thicker than a potato chip. It is easiest to do this on a mandoline. Once oil is up to temperature, fry the sliced taro root until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel, salt, and set them side.
To assemble, place 1 shrimp on top of a taro chip and garnish with 1/4 teaspoon of salsa. Arrange on a platter.
When stringing the shrimp on skewers, we advise not to crowd the shrimp too close together because they will not cook evenly.
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Recipe courtesy of Edison Mays
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay