*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Shrimp Loaf
 
 Recipe By     : Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Hors d'Oeuvres And Dips
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  lb            puff pastry -- thawed or homemade
      1/2  lb            medium fresh shrimp -- cleaned
      1/2  cup           onion -- chopped
    3      large         tomatoes -- peeled,seeded
                          -- and chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
      1/2                bell pepper -- chopped
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
 					
    1      tablespoon    parsley -- chopped
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    1                    egg yolk -- to glaze
    2      tablespoons   flour
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    2      tablespoons   butter
 
 Cook the onion in half the oil and butter until soft and translucent. Add
 bell pepper and cook 2 minutes.Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in
 chopped tomatoes, cover pan and simmer until tomatoes have become almost a
 paste. Stir a few times while cooking. Add shrimp to the sauce along with
 salt and pepper. Cook just until shrimp become opaque.
 Make a roux with the rest of the olive  oil and butter: Heat oil, add
 butter until foamy and stir in flour.
 Add shrimp and sauce and stir until thickened. Chill at least 4 hours.
 Roll out dough very thin into a rectangle place shrimp mixture in the
 middle, dampen edges with a little water fold dough around filling to shape
 it like a loaf. Chill 1 hour.
 Pre heat oven to 400 F.
 Place in a baking sheet, seam side down. Make 2 small holes on top for
 steam to escape. Decorate with leftover dough. Glaze with yolk.
 Bake 20 mins at 400 degrees, turn down heat to 300 degrees and continue
 baking another 20 to 25 minutes. 
 Serve hot.
 
 ( August, 1995)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve it either as a first course or at a buffet dinner.
 
 NOTES : You may use other fillings.