Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shrimp Newburg

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:


  1. Anonymous1:10 PM

    We all need to do our part to buy local seafood and to support the local economy.

    The recipe sounds great. I am going to try it.

    Thanks for the reminder, Philip!

  2. Anonymous4:20 PM

    We all need to do our part and buy everything local. I have pledged to buy all my food within fifty miles of where I live. It is fun figuring it all out! (Oh, except coffee!!)