Well, me & the wife just went to a great restaurant and had Bombay martinis in your honor…they were not $5, but closer to 7, so perhaps your stash is under 300 million now. We did appitizers, oysters on the half shell broiled in butter and garlic. We are both skinny, thank goodness.
We are having a large party over at our second home on the water for New Years and I’m doing some marinated shrimp as an appitizer. It’s a very simple recipe. I’ll share it and try to translate the Cajun into international English:
First, take about 5 pounds of large shrimp (curl your index finger and that’s a large shrimp, head off). Peel them raw, boil them in salty water for 6 minutes, then pour them out into a collendar and let them cool.
Second, make a marinade of store-bought Italian salad dressing (I use Wish-Bone, but any basic one will do), get the 16 oz. bottle.
Thrid, take a medium size white onion and slice it very thin.
4th, get a bottle of capers.
5th, put some of the sliced onion in the bottom of a plastic container big enough to hold all the shrimp and marinade, put the shrimp in, pour the Italian dressing over that, then pour the capers in and the rest of the sliced thin white onion. I put about a teaspoon of crushed garlic (think garlic puree’) Then just put in the frig for a while. Now and then shake it up to get all the shrimp in the marinade. Takes about 12-18 hours to get the flavor in the shrimp, longer is not a problem. Serve with the marinade and sliced onion in a silver dish with toothpicks on the side to stab the shrimp. It is very good. Serves a large dinner party, say 16-20 people assuming you have other stuff to eat.
Happy New Year,