We are having a bit of avatar fun over at Twitter, my baking/cooking pals and I, just to shake things up a bit and confuse everyone each month as to who is who and all. Nancy came up with the great idea of each of us picking a different chef for each month, all of us making anything we each selected to make from that chef's recipes, taking a photo of our efforts, and using that photo as our avatar for that month.
February's avatar chef is James Beard, chosen by Nancy. The recipe I chose is from The James Beard Cookbook and is Shrimp Mornay.
2 pounds of shrimp
2 cups of Mornay Sauce
Butter Buttered Crumbs
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Boil the shrimp
Make Sauce Mornay (recipe follows)
Heap the shrimp into a buttered serving dish, top with Mornay sauce, buttered bread crumbs, and Parmesan Cheese
Place under broiler to brown a little
4 Tablespoons of Butter
4 Tablespoons of Flour
2 Cups of Milk
Salt & Pepper
Additional 4 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2-1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Melt the butter
Blend in the flour
Pour in the milk slowly and stir until thickened
Add additional 4 Tablespoons of butter and 1/2-1 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Stir until thick and well blended
Next month it's Margaret's turn to pick and her chef of choice is Emeril Lagasse.