Voodoo Shrimp

House of Blues Restaurant Recipe

1/2 tablespoon each dried basil and dried oregano
corn bread
1/4 teaspoon each finely ground black pepper and cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ounce butter
2 1/2 bay leaves
6 medium to large peeled, deveined shrimp, with tail left on
3 3/4 cups Blackened Voodoo Lager beer or other full bodied dark beer
cut chives
1/4 tablespoon each shrimp base and chicken base (if you can't find shrimp base use liquid from cooking the shrimp)
rosemary sprig for garnish
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
16 ounces heavy cream
garlic mashed potatoes

In a large saucepan, combine beer, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano, shrimp and chicken bases, sugar and cream. Let the mixture simmer until the mixture coats the back of spoon.

Season shrimp to taste and saute in oil. Ladle 4 ounces of the simmered sauce into the pan. When the mixture begins to thicken, add 1 ounce of butter to the pan. Add tomatoes.

To serve, cut a wedge of corn bread in half. Toast halves if desired. Place bottom half in a shallow serving bowl with mashed potatoes and top with shrimp and some of the sauce. Add chives. Place remaining wedge of corn bread on top and garnish with rosemary.

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