Potato Wrapped Shrimp
Set up fryer with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees.
Toss peeled shrimp with Zatarain’s Big & Zesty Blackening Creole Seasoning. Using a vegetable spiralizier available at any specialty food gadget store, make long continuous strands of potato strings. Place these strings into brined ice water.
Wrap shrimp with potato strings. Carefully place into hot grease, barely submerging the shrimp. Allow potato to crisp golden brown. Set aside to keep warm.
Grilled Local Squash
Cut squash into planks lengthwise and toss in olive oil, seasoning with Big & Zesty Garlic & Herb Creole Seasoning. Grill on high heat, keep warm and set aside.
Toss all of the above ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Timing everything to cook and come up together is important.
On your favorite plate or platter, place one plank of hot grilled squash on the plate. Space the squash 2 inches apart and place 2 more planks. On top of each plank, place 6 potato wrapped shrimp. On the perimeter of the plate, drizzle the green oil around the rim. In various places on the oil, place some pureed garlic and chive mixture around it.
Courtesy of Chef Chris Sherrill of the Flora Bama Yacht Club.