Shrimp with Parsnip Puree with Pickled Veggies
- Pickled Vegetables:
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Generous pinch of salt
- 1 cucumber, seeds removed, and julienned
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and julienned
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- Parnsip Puree and Shrimp:
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
- 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
For the pickled vegetables: Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, and salt. Place the cucumber, red pepper, and lemon zest in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables. Toss gently to coat. Chill the vegetables and let stand for 1 hour before serving.
For the puree: In a sauce pot, combine the vinegar, sugar, ginger, and lemon juice. Simmer the mixture over medium-low heat until big bubbles start to form and it becomes a light syrup. Reduce until thickened. Remove the pot from the heat.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, combine the parsnips, potatoes, and chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Cook until both the parsnips and potatoes are fork tender. Drain the parsnips and potatoes, and mash with the heavy cream, butter, and ginger syrup until smooth. Season the parsnip-potato mash with salt, to taste.
Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil, garlic, and shrimp. Cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes, or until cooked through. On a warmed serving platter, make a bed of parsnip puree, top with the shrimp, then top the shrimp with the pickled vegetables and some of the juice.
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Recipe courtesy of Paul Young