When fall comes around I start throwing apples into everything. Apples are my favorite fruit, and this combination of apples, bleu cheese, and shrimp is especially appealing. I normally use apple brandy for the liqueur, but any fruit or nut flavored brandy or liqueur is excellent in this recipe.
4 tablespoons butter
1 small bunch scallions, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 pound cleaned shrimp
2 medium cooking apples, cut into thin slice
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup apple brandy or other fruit liqueur
4 tablespoons heavy cream
6 lettuce leaves
6 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese
Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the scallions and shallot in the butter until softened. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Add the apples, salt, pepper, and brandy. Ignite. Shake the pan until the flame dies. Add the heavy cream and stir for 1 minute or until the sauce is heated through and thickens slightly. Place the lettuce leaves on six serving dishes. Spoon the shrimp mixture into the lettuce leaves and sprinkle the bleu cheese overtop. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes