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Warm, Luscious Lemon Cake

For: Jean Johns of Treasure Island

From: Pat Durkin of Pinellas Park and Debbie McCully

1 package yellow cake mix

2 cups cold milk

1 ¼ cups water

2 (4-ounce) packages lemon flavor instant pudding

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Set aside.

• Pour milk and water into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes and granulated sugar. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes until well blended. Pour over batter.

• Place baking dish on cookie sheet. Bake 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Spoon into dessert dishes and serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Serves 12 to 16.


Fireworks Shrimp

For: Pete Lore of Seminole

From: Carrie Werdine

2 tablespoons dried red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 cup tomato puree

10 tablespoons dry sherry

6 tablespoons oyster sauce

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

¼ cup clarified butter

¼ cup vegetable oil

48 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pound cabbage, shredded

1 pound snow peas, trimmed

8 garlic cloves, minced

Freshly cooked rice

• In a small bowl, soak red pepper flakes in red wine vinegar for 30 minutes.

• Blend tomato puree, sherry, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and ginger. Set aside.

• Heat butter and oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add undrained red pepper flakes, shrimp, cabbage, snow peas and garlic and stir-fry until shrimp turn pink. Add sauce and cook until heated through. Serve hot over rice.

Serves 8.

Create a combustible crustacean dish 04/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:40am]
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