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Shrimp "Tamale" with
The Mansion on Turtle Creek
Diablo Sauce
Serves 4

1 tablespoon  Canola oil
12  Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt to taste
1 1/2 cups  The Mansion on Turtle Creek Diablo Sauce
4 Corn husks, soaked until soft and ends tied to create a canoe shape
2 cups  Corn puree, recipe to follow
1/4 cup  Cojita or Mexican Farmer's cheese, crumbled
4 large sprigs  Cilantro

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. When hot, immediately add shrimp and season with salt. Sauté for 3 minutes or until opaque. Add the Diablo Sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Fill corn husks with corn puree and stand shrimp (tails up) in husks. Place "tamale" on plate and spoon excess Diablo Sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with cilantro sprigs.


CORN PUREE
6 ears  Fresh yellow corn, shucked and cleaned
Maple syrup to taste
Salt to taste
Lime juice to taste

Preheat oven to 350°.

Using a large hole grater, grate corn on cob until all pulp is extracted. Place mixture in heavy bottom skillet. Cover and place in oven and cook for 35 minutes or until corn is thick. If corn is not naturally sweet, add maple syrup. Season with salt and lime juice to taste.