Recipe courtesy of James Villas

Shrimp Bog

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 servings.
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups uncooked rice

1/2 pound sliced bacon, finely diced

2 medium-size onions, finely chopped

2 1/4 cups chicken stock

2 medium-size, ripe tomatoes, peeled, finely chopped, and juices retained

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 pounds medium-size shrimp, shelled and deveined

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  1. In a fine sieve, rinse the rice well under cold running water and drain. In a large, heavy pot, fry the bacon over moderate heat, drain on paper towels, and set aside. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the grease, add the onions to the pot, and cook for 3 minutes over moderate heat, stirring. Add the rice and stir well. Add the stock, tomatoes with their juices, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, nutmeg, and black and cayenne peppers, bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the crumbled bacon and the shrimp and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 minutes, adding a little more stock if the rice seems to be drying out. Stir the bog with a fork, taste for seasoning, and sprinkle the parsley on top.