Since this month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Wahab family, and features a story about Myra Wahab, I thought I'd share one of Myra's recipes (published in the Ocracoke Cook Book):
Remove shells and clean 1 lb. of cooked shrimp. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter; stir in until blended 1 1/4 tbsp of flour. Slowly stir in 1 c. of cream. When sauce is thick, stir in 3 tbsp. of tomato catsup and 3/4 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce. Add shrimp; stir until the shrimp are well heated. Season with salt, paprika and a few grains of cayenne pepper.
Immediately before serving, add 2 tbsp. of sherry wine. Serve over rice.
Remember, "Friends don't let friends buy imported shrimp," at least if you're anywhere near the coast and can get fresh, locally harvested shrimp.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.