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                  Shrimp a la William for Four (modified)
 
 Recipe By     : Great Flavors of Texas, p,. 141
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 2-Mc-Recipe                      2-Tnt
                 A-Ok                             Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        shrimp (in shells)
      1/4  cup           olive oil
      1/4  cup           salad oil
      1/2                onion -- finely chopped
    1      tablespoon    parsley -- chopped (optional)
    4                    fresh tomatos -- skinned & chopped
    1      pod           garlic -- chopped
    1      pinch         saffron
    2      ounces        dry white wine
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
 
 Peel tomatoses (place in boiling water for about 1 minute to loosen skin.
 Set aside to cool.) Saute shrimp in oil for about 2 minutes on each side.
 Remove shells.  Season to taste ( I used lime juice and hot pepper sauce) .
 Set aside.   In same pan, saute onion until golden; add next 3 ingredients
 (I skipped parsley as I didn't have any). Cook 10 minutes.  Add white wine.
  [NB:  Original recipe called for 1 ounce.  I added at least another ounce.
  Can't be precise.  I just poured it out of the glass I was dirinking out
 of) .  Saute a bit longer  until sauce cooks down.  Add shrimp and let
 simmer 3 minutes.   Don't overcook the shrimp!    Serve over rice.   
 
 My notes:  The original recipe called for a “tube” of saffron.  I don't
 know how much that is, so I put in about a pinch.    I suppose the dish
 could live without it.   It also called for vegetable oil only, but I used
 half vegetable oil and half olive oil.   I used nice large shrimp - and
 that made a difference.   
 
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 NOTES : The original recipe is by William Ardid, of Chez Ardid Restaurant,
 San Antonio TX.  From the cookbook:  “Chez Ardid is an elegant,
 family-owned restgaurant in San Antonio.  Chez Ardid’s owner, William ,
 uses many of his grandmother’s recipes.  Thus, his sauces and cooking
 tedchniques are classically French.  Chez Ardid has a splendid reputation
 and is a perennial favorite of Texans everywhere!”