Doc Ford's Yucatan Shrimp
By kml9876 | Published on Tuesday August 04, 2020 | Categories: Food | Appetizers | Main Entree | Side Dishes

We have vacationed on Sanibel Island for more years than I care to remember. Last summer I learned about the Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White. In one year I read all 26 books! This summer we finally ate at the Doc Ford's restaurant on Sanibel Island. I had the Yucatan Shrimp and loved it. I am so happy to be able to recreate it at home and dream of Sanibel! The recipe can be found here.

  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 large garlic clove minced. (I just used some minced garlic I had bought)
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of Indonesian sambal. Preferably sambal oelek, but Huy Fong. (I purchased this at my local Fresh Market)
  • 1 pound of large, fresh, shell on shrimp. (I enjoy using the huge grilling shrimp from Fresh Market.)
  • 1 teaspoon of jalapeno, seeded, and chopped. (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt one tablespoon of butter. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. When it melts stir in the lime juice and the chili sauce. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to rest.
  3. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook fir 2 minutes or until they are just firm and pink. Do not overcook. Drain into a colander.(I just cook the shrimp for a few minutes in a pan with the sauce. I also sometimes peel the shrimp before cooking if I don't want a messy meal.)
  4. In a large bowl toss the shrimp and chili sauce. Add the jalapeno and cilantro. Toss again. Enjoy. (I enjoy serving this with some sour cream drizzled on top.)

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