Crisp Chipotle Shrimp With Corn And Scallions
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups corn (cut from about 7 ears)
1/3 cup water
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (about 21 to 25 per lb.)
1 to 1 1/2 cups panko (japanese bread crumbs)
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 475°F.
Stir together mayonnaise, chipotle with adobo sauce, and salt in a bowl.
Pulse 1 1/2 cups corn in a food processor with water and 2 tablespoons chipotle mayonnaise until coarsely puréed.
Transfer mixture to a shallow 2-quart gratin dish. Stir in scallions and remaining corn.
Toss shrimp with remaining chipotle mayonnaise in bowl to coat.
Put 1 cup panko in another bowl, then add shrimp in small batches, tossing to coat evenly and shaking off excess (add more panko if needed). Arrange shrimp in 1 layer on top of corn.
Roast until crumbs are golden and shrimp are just cooked through, about 18 minutes.
Pairs Well With
Two summer favorites join forces in this gratin-style main dish, whose complex flavors belie its ease of preparation.