“Calories: Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night.”
Undoubtedly this is the most sinful, decadent and richest dish I have ever made and/or eaten! Its origins go all the way back to the famous Maxim’s of Houston Restaurant where my friend, Chef Sam Litzenberg, enjoyed it regularly for lunch while working nearby. Years later Sam would have his own restaurant in the Ginocchio Hotel in Marshall, Texas, and it was here that he duplicated the original dish and called it Shrimp Ginocchio.
Most uniquely, Shrimp Ginocchio illustrates the everyday life conflict of right versus wrong. It is so right because of the unbelievably exquisite (if not heavenly) taste but, at the same time, so wrong because of the extremely unhealthy caloric content … only you can decide which argument to go with ….. Just a suggestion; go with what your brain (and appetite) tells you to do but don’t do it more than two or three times a year!
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