Andrew Zimmern’s Low Country Shrimp

May 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fish and seafood, the show
Andrew Zimmern's Low Country Shrimp

Andrew Zimmern’s Low Country Shrimp

The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods host, Andrew Zimmern shares this not so bizarre dish that’s great for the summer ahead. He says, “Served as a main (with fried green tomatoes and crusty baguette) or a hearty side with pulled pork, it’s one of my go-to summer staples. You could make this ahead of time and it’ll be good, but it’s far superior when served immediately. I like to use Serrano chiles (found at just about any grocery store) because they offer a more consistent heat than jalapeños.”

Ingredient List:

The Shrimp

  • 2 pounds medium sized shrimp (@ 15 per pound)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns
  • 1 lemon in quarters
  • 3 ears sweet corn kernels, cut from the cob
  • 1 cup shaved scallions
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh hot green chiles, split
  • 5 sprigs fresh marjoram

The Sauce

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon minced dill
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large sauce pan place the shrimp in just enough water to cover.
  2. Add the bay leaf, peppercorns, and the quartered lemon, squeezed.
  3. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat.
  4. Add the corn, marjoram, chile and stir once, remove from heat.
  5. Drain and turn into a serving bowl.
  6. Remove the lemon and bay leaf.
  7. Fold in the scallions and lemon slices.
  8. Pour the vinaigrette over the corn/shrimp.
  9. Let stand for 20 minutes tossing occasionally.
  10. Serve.
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