Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Indoor Picnic: Shrimp & Potato Pancake

For the Indoor Picnic
Lay out your picnic blanket on an open space in your home, set seat cushions or pillows on top. Place the food on trays and dig in! You may also want a bed tray to place drinks on. 

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Recipe: Shrimp and Potato Pancake
Shrimp in white wine
1lb of large shrimp
½ cup of Dry white wine
1 Orange pepper
1 red onion
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
1 tbsp of Olive oil

Dice the shallots. Clean and Quarter the shrimp.

Heat a large sauce pan coated with olive oil to medium high heat. Add the shallots to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 5 minutes. Salt and pepper the shrimp and add it to the hot pan. Sear the shrimp for 1 minute per side. Add the white wine and let the shrimp and shallots simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the ingredients from the pan and plate.

Potato pancake
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
2 tbsp Canola oil
4 russet Potatoes
¼ cups of chopped chives

Quarter the potatoes.

Boil 2 quarts of water in a larger pot. Add the potatoes and cook until tender. Drain the water and let potatoes stay in pot and add salt, pepper and butter. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Place the mashed potatoes into a bowl and mix in the chives. Mold the mashed potatoes into mini, ¼ inch thick pancakes. Place in a pan coated with hot oil at high heat. Cook each side for 3 minutes, until golden brown.


Andrea said...

I can say from personal experience, shrimp on potato pancake, DE-licious. Love the indoor picnic idea too cause sometimes you just gotta mix it up

Anonymous said...

Can't hate on this one! Not one bit.

Jessie said...

I love the idea of an indoor picnic :)

Rahin said...

love the idea, and Antropologie too :)