Shrimp Wrapped In Snow Peas

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 4 - 6
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2 1/2 pounds medium shrimp -- cooked, peeled deveined -- (about 50)
1 pound snow peas -- strings removed
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups best quality olive oil
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons fresh or 2 tsp. dried rosemary -- (or dill)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
1 clove garlic -- crushed
2 tablespoons chopped shallots

Preparation / Directions:

Mince parsley in food processor for 10 seconds, using steel blade. Add remaining ingredients and process for 5 seconds to mix. Transfer marinade to a 4 quart bowl and set aside. While shrimp are still warm, cut in half lengthwise. Add to marinade and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Blanch snow peas in 2 quarts boiling salted water for 30 seconds. Drain and run under cold water to cool completely. Drain again and pat dry. Split snow peas in half lengthwise. Wrap a snow pea half around a shrimp half horizontally and secure with a toothpick. Refrigerate. Makes 100.

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