Emerilized pilau

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2.00 tablespoon butter
4.00 ounce smithfield ham
1½ cup onions
1.00 tablespoon garlic
1½ cup peeled; seeded, chopped fresh tom
1 \N salt; to taste
1 \N crushed red pepper flakes; to taste
2.00 cup long-grain white rice
1.00 quart shrimp stock; see * note
18.00 large gulf oysters; shucked
1.00 cup frozen english peas; thawed
1 \N bayou blast; see * note
12.00 large softshell crabs; cleaned
3.00 cup corn flour
2.00 \N eggs; beaten with
1.00 tablespoon milk
2.00 cup lemon butter sauce; hot, see * note
1.00 tablespoon finely-chopped parsley leaves

* Note: See the "Shrimp Stock", "Bayou Blast - {Emeril's Creole Seasoning}", and "Lemon Butter Sauce" recipes which are included in this collection.

In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the ham and render until crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes. Season with salt and a pinch of pepper flakes. Continue to saute for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and stock. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Season the oysters with Bayou Blast.

Add the oysters and peas, continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Season the softshells with Bayou Blast. Season the corn flour and egg wash with the Essence.

Dredge the softshells in the seasoned flour. Dip each softshell in the egg wash. Dredge the softshells for a second time in the seasoned flour, coating completely. Carefully drag the legs of the softshells in the oil for 30 seconds. Then carefully drop the softshells in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with Essence. To serve, lay two of the softshells, legs up on the bottom of each plate. Spoon the pilau in the center of each softshell. Drizzle the sauce over the top and garnish with parsley. This recipe yields 6 servings.

Recipe Source: EMERIL LIVE with Emeril Lagasse From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EM-1B73 broadcast 10-19-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

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