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Shrimp Balls

Shrimp Balls

Ingredients:

Shrimp Balls:

  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • Chopped parsley, onion and green onions
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 qt. water mixed with 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 good sized pinches of sweet basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 bays leaves

Directions:

For the shrimp balls:

  1. Grind shrimp, onions and garlic in food chopper.
  2. Place in mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients for balls.
  3. Mix with hands. Shape into small balls; roll in flour and fry until brown.
  4. Add balls to sauce.

For the sauce:

  1. Make a roux with flour and oil.
  2. Sauté onions and bell pepper in roux.
  3. Add remaining sauce ingredients.
  4. Cook 2 hours on low heat. Serve over rice

Serves 6

Source: The Pink Pantry Cookbook
Chef: Jean G. Heath

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