Shrimp Perloo

Shrimp Perloo

Shrimp Perloo (pronounced perlow) is a classic low country dish from the South that combines rice and either shrimp, chicken, sausages, bacon, oysters or a combination, and is cooked in one pot.  You can use a combination of peppers and if you don’t like green peppers, you can use red or yellow peppers.  I used mainly green peppers and added a little red pepper.  If you have a chorizo sausage or hot Italian sausage, you can sauté slices and add it to the dish while it is cooking.  A can of crushed tomatoes gives the dish a wonderful depth of flavor.  This dish uses Bomba or Valencia rice which is a traditional Spanish rice used in paella and can be found in gourmet stores.  It is a short, starchy grained rice and gives a creamy finish to the dish.  You can also use arborio or long grained rice.   I only buy frozen shrimp so I know it is fresh and hasn’t been sitting on ice at the grocery store for who knows how long.  This dish is a 30 minute meal and is full of flavor and nice and hearty.  Click here for the recipe….

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