This is Chicago and we are in the middle of a polar vortex, there are no cobs of corn to be found here. So I had to adjust my plan. I decided to skip the boil portion and just cook the remaining ingredients in ghee and lemon. Ghee is essentially clarified butter, the milk and water solids have been boiled off leaving rich, golden butterfat.
Whoa you say- butterfat can't be healthy, can it? Ghee stimulates the production of stomach acid, increases the absorption of other nutrients, and is very supportive for acid reflux, ulcers, and other digestive complaints. Ghee appears to help lower cardiovascular risks, but with everything you must enjoy in moderation. It also has a higher smoke point so great for high temperature cooking. Because it's free of casein and other milk solids, if you are intolerant to butter you might be able to eat Ghee
So the shrimp and sausage were covered, but that leaves the corn, what to do with the corn. A simple toss with some red peppers, lemon and tabasco and I ended up with perfect relish topping for my shrimp and sausage saute. Add a tortilla and I essentially ended up with a fajita-like dinner.
Get out the beads and get your taste buds ready with this Fat and Happy fajita-like Shrimp Boil (sortof).
Fat and Happy Tips and Techniques: This recipe made a hearty meal for two with just a couple of leftover bites.
Remove from heat, add in the potatoes. Warm the tortillas quickly over the gas flame. Serve with warm tortillas, a lemon wedge dredged in creole seasoning and the relish.