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September 23, 2011

Shrimp Scampi with potato puree

Shrimp might be one of the healthiest items you can add to starch. It is also one of the most delicate to handle. It is easy to overcook shrimps, so it's important to correctly gauge the heat when cooking them.

It was thus the ideal vehicle for cookware brand Ballarini to showcase its line of Italian-made nonstick cookware. Its two cookware lines, Salento Keravis Whitestone and the Greenline, feature the Thermopoint device on the handles. This device changes color according to the cooking temperature, indicating when the pan is ready to use thus improving cooking quality and avoiding overheating. The Thermopoint also signals when the pan is is cool enough to be washed—preventing the pan from being subjected to thermal shock and contributing to the increase in life span of the pan.

Grappa's Ristorante's head chef, Clinton Nuyda shared this shrimp recipe using the Ballarini cookware. In Step 5, it is important to have the pan at high heat, and reduce the heat for two minutes afterwards to get the desired results: firm but juicy shrimps.

SCAMPI AL BURRO (Shrimp Scampi with Potato Puree)

Serves four appetizer portions
Shrimp Scampi with Potato Puree


4 medium size prawns peeled with tail on and deveined

1 Potato and cut into eight

60 mL of cream

30 mL of olive oil

30 grams of minced garlic

60mL of white wine

30grams of unsalted butter

Juice of 1 lemon

4 piece wedges of 1 Lemon

10 grams of chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste
Salento Keravis Whitestone


1. Place potatoes in a small sauce pot and cover with water. Season water like the taste of the ocean. Bring to a boil and then to a medium simmer stirring potatoes occasionally.

2. Soften potatoes enough to where when poked with a paring knife it slides off with ease. Around 15 to 18 minutes.

3. Strain potatoes and mash with a potato masher or fork.

4. Put cream into the small sauce pot and heat until warm. Add potatoes and stir on medium heat until creamy. Cover with a lid and set aside.

5. Place a small saute pan on high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add shrimps on its side and reduce heat to medium for two minutes. Flip over on its other side and continue to cook for a minute or so.

6. Add minced garlic and sweat briefly.

7. Add White wine and reduce slightly. Add lemon juice and butter.

8. Emulsify the garlic, lemon and butter sauce along with the shrimp and turn off heat. Add chopped parsley.

9. Place big spoonfuls of the potato puree on a serving dish and top with the shrimp standing up. Drizzle with sauce and serve with lemon wedges.


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I'll try this at home. Looks like a promising Christmas dish. :)

Posted by Joy on Sunday, 09.25.11 @ 21:56pm

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