Thursday, 3 November 2016

Shrimps with Limoncello mayonnaise and tomato and basil mayonnaise - quick and easy party treat (gluten-free)

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A bag of cooked shrimps and a couple of dipping sauces. Party treats don't get much easier than that!

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It seems this seafood aficionado has finally found her match. New Love is at least as passionate about fish and seafood as I am and I... I'm loving every minute of it. 

I'm not quite ready to let the Gothenburger see what kind of havoc I wreak when let loose at an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet, though... perhaps we should leave that much mystery into this relationship?

Located on the Atlantic shore Gotheburg, the second largest city in Sweden, loves its fish and seafood and takes them very seriously. I would have never thought I of all people would get to witness someone break out into full foodzilla mode. But that, my friends, is exactly what happened (and yes, I loved every moment of it)

As we sat down for a dinner at our hotel Gothenburger ordered Toast Skagen, a Swedish classic (an open-faced sandwich piled high with shrimps), which was advertized to feature "hand peeled shrimps". 

As the dish arrived at the table, it only took him a nano second. "These. Are. Not. Hand. Peeled." he hissed, in a voice so cold it would have been enough to freeze the entire Mediterranean. 

Well, these babies are. And the best thing? They're peeled by your guests thsemselves- you just sit back and enjoy! The dips only take minutes to make, so these are perfect for any stress-free (and gluten-free!) party.

Whole Nordic ready-cooked shrimps can be found in frozen foods section of your supermarket. And IKEA, of course.

Shrimps with two dips:

500 g bag of  whole, cooked shrimps

Limoncello mayonnaise:

1,5 dl good mayonnaise (yes, I mean Hellman's)
the finely grated zest of a lemon
1 tbsp Limoncello (or lemon juice)
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
(salt, pepper)

Tomato and basil mayonnaise:

1,5 dl good mayonnaise
5 sun dried tomatos
10 basil leaves
(salt, pepper)

Measure the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Check the taste and season if needed.

Dip and enjoy.

For more dips and sauces, just click here.

Oh, and for more ideas for a stress-free (and Mediterranean) holiday feast see here and here.



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