2 pounds large shrimp, about 10 per pound, peeled with tails on
10 ounces mixed micro greens
Roasted Tomato Aioli, recipe follows
How to make it
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion, tasso ham and 2 tablespoons parsley for 3 to 5 minutes until fragrant. Combine cornbread crumbs with the sauteed ham mixture in a large bowl. Add chicken stock and blend to evenly moisten. Gently fold in crab meat and remaining parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 400-degrees F. Butterfly the shrimp by cutting almost all the way through the inside curl of the body. Open flat to resemble a butterfly shape and devein. Spoon 2 tablespoons into the cavity of the shrimp, fold the tail over to hold the stuffing in place. Perch the shrimps on a lightly buttered baking dish, tail side up. Drizzle with some melted butter and bake 10 to 15 minutes. Serve on bed of greens with Roasted Tomato Aioli.
Roasted Tomato Aioli:
2 egg yolks*
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 roasted garlic cloves
Pinch saffron dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water
3 Roma tomatoes, split and oven dried
1 cup canola oil
Begin with all ingredients at room temperature, they will emulsify more readily. In a food processor or blender, process the yolks, salt, mustard, cayenne, lemon juice, garlic and saffron water. Add the tomatoes and process again. With the motor running, add a few drops of the oil, the mixture will begin to thicken. Then, begin adding the remaining oil in a thin, steady stream. Scrape down the sides of the processor/blender. Check and adjust seasonings.