Friday, March 4, 2011

Shrimp Sarah

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, my aunt and uncle were managers of The Buccaneer Hotel in Jekyll Island, GA. It was a lovely place to go for a vacation...flat beaches, Atlantic Ocean, lots of beautiful places to explore. (My husband and I even spent part of our honeymoon there.) The restaurant at their hotel was run by Sarah...a classic low country cook. One day, my aunt was drawn to the kitchen by a delicious aroma.  Sarah, the cook, was preparing a meal for the kitchen help. My aunt asked Sarah what she was cooking. "This? It's just something I'm whipping up for the help." Sarah plated a dish for my aunt. Mmmmmm....this incredibly simple meal was added to the regular menu, named after Sarah, and it became the signature dish of the hotel. (Yes, it's a fattening dish, but sometimes... Just don't eat a lot!)

Shrimp Sarah

1 - 1 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined dust shrimp
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. Paprika (I use more!)
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 stick butter
Tobasco sauce, to taste (I use quite a lot!)
1/2 cup milk_ or cream / half and half    (I use more!)
1/4 cup white wine (I use more!)
Cooked white rice

1.  Mix flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. Dredge shrimp in this mixture  
2.  Saute' onion in butter; Add and saute' shrimp until pink (about 3-4 minutes)
3.  Add Tobasco, milk and wine to make a thick sauce (add more as your taste dictates)
4. Serve over rice.


I am linking up with Michael Lee at designsbygollum  .  Be sure to check out the wonderful Foodie Friday recipes!!!      


Honey at 2805 said...

This looks great. Actually, if shrimp is involved, it always looks good to me.

Simple Daisy said...

Yum:):):) Especially since i'm so into shrimp lately:)

Ricki Treleaven said...

It sounds fattening and delicious :D Thanks for posting this recipe.

Anonymous said...

YUM!..we travel to Jekyll every summer while growing up, that was our summer vacation. It was only about 2hr drive for us. I have wonderful family memories, and yes I remember The Buccaneer Hotel very well.

SHRIMP SARAH LOOKS DELISH!..I LOVE SEAFOOD, AND THIS IS A WINNER.I will need to try, thanks for sharing.Your post took me back to a most fun time in my life.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would have to go light on the tobasco sauce tho. :D

Unknown said...

This looks heavenly! I want a bite. :-)

Unknown said...

I would be so honored if you would stop by my blog and pick up an award. Thank you and God bless.

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jane :-)
I stopped by after you left the comment on our posting about "Coffee Tips".
Scrolling and scanning through some of your postings, I came upon the one about the trees which had been damaged by a rival fan. My bet would be that most all of the fans of the other school, were just as sick to hear the news as the hit schools fans were.
I hope that the local authorities were able to trace the 'pranksters' call and that action was taken! Personally, I have always gone with the motto, "Make the punishment fit the crime". In this situation, I would make said person spend their nights in jail, and their days tending to all of the trees and plants in the area. Their sentence would be open ended until all of the effected plants and trees had been salvaged. And if they can't be, then until all new plantings are well settled and thriving.

The recipe you posted in this posting makes me smile. Isn't it amusing how often something we just make up out of what we have, turns out to become a long standing favorite? Such was the case with Nestle Choc. chips.

Julie said...

This looks delicious!! Shrimp is one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Shellbelle said...

I love low country cooking, I love Jekyll Island and I love shrimp. This post is a surefire winner! Do you think I could make this for breakfast right now? I already have biscuits in the over to mop up the sauce with!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok girl.....I am making this today...well, maybe tomorow!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

I love Jekyll Island, but haven't been there in ages. Thanks for the memories and the recipe.