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Shrimp & Corn with whiskey butter

July 2022
“The corn in this dish is sweet and crisp. Matched with our local shrimp, it could be looked at as a Lowcountry boil that you can enjoy without the headache of getting messy.” —Nigel Drayton
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For the whiskey butter:
8 oz. salted butter, softened
2 Tbs. minced red onion
2 Tbs. minced garlic 
2½ Tbs. Cajun seasoning 
1/4 cup Canadian whiskey
Diamond Crystal kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine all of the ingredients and set aside.

For the shrimp & corn:
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 lb. red potatoes, cut in small dice
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup dry white wine
2 lbs. 31/35 count local shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ears fresh summer white corn, husks and silk removed, kernels cut off


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, five to eight minutes. Add the sausage and cook for one minute. 

Increase the heat to high and add the wine. Scrape the bottom of the saucepan to pull up any browned bits. Cook the mixture for two minutes to burn off the alcohol. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Stir in the whiskey butter and cook until hot. Add the shrimp and corn and cook for three to five minutes, stirring frequently, or until the shrimp are pink and the corn is tender. 

Divide between four bowls and serve. 

PRO TIP: “We simmer the ingredients in a whiskey butter broth that makes this dish perfect as an appetizer accompanied by grilled Italian bread for dipping or over rice for a meal.”

Nigel’s Good Food
3760 Ashley Phosphate Rd., 
North Charleston

Nigel’s Good Food II & The Slaughter House BBQ & Brew
9616 Hwy. 78, Ladson