1815 E. Jackson St.
El Campo, Texas 77437
Phone: 979.543.6271 Fax: 979.543.6259
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There is a new and speedy way to pay your WCEC bill in our office! A payment kiosk (terminal) has been installed to make it easy to pay with your credit card or check. Simply step onto the pad on the floor in front of the terminal to activate the system, and then enter your account number (found in the top-right portion of your WCEC bill, or also in the payment coupon at the bottom of the bill). Next follow the simple on-screen instructions to process your payment with a credit card or by electronic check. When you are done and step off of the pressure sensitive pad the system automatically logs you off, and you are on your way!
The next time you stop by our office, we will be happy to show you how easy and secure this new method of payment is for you.
Texas Coop Power
Rockwall resident Peggy Dickerson created a delicious recipe featuring Texas pecans, shrimp and a tangy Thai dipping sauce.
Dickerson says she was encouraged by her grandmother to cook and began experimenting in the kitchen as an 8-year-old.
“I like to create new dishes, and I’m really interested in how food looks on the plate,” she says, adding that her husband, Gary, teases her about the effort she puts into the presentation of meals. Her eye for delicious taste and presentation earned her the 2013 Holiday Recipe Contest $3,000 grand prize from Texas Co-op Power Magazine.
1 pound large shrimp
1 3/4 cups Texas pecans, divided
3/4 cup cornflakes
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
4 teaspoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons medium-grind sea salt, divided
1/4 cup whipping cream
Dash red pepper sauce
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Oil for frying
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Thai sweet red chili sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon grated onion
Pinch ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 cups fresh spring mixed greens
6 dates, pitted and sliced
6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 beet, roasted and cut into half-inch cubes (optional)
1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced
- Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the tails attached. Finely chop 3/4 cup pecans. Crush cornflakes to 1/4-inch pieces. Mix pecans and cornflakes together in a medium bowl with breadcrumbs, 4 teaspoons sugar, sesame seeds, red and black peppers and 1 teaspoon sea salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and pepper sauce. Place flour in a separate bowl.
- Holding a shrimp by the tail, dip in flour, covering all but the tail. Next, dip in egg mixture. Finally, dredge in pecan mixture, patting gently to cover the shrimp well. Set aside and repeat process until all shrimp are breaded.
- Heat 1 1/2 inches of frying oil to 350 degrees in a Dutch oven or electric skillet. Watching carefully, fry shrimp for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on a rack or paper towels. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, Thai chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, pinch of ground pepper and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Set aside.
- Boil 1 cup water, remaining 1 cup sugar and cayenne pepper 5 to 7 minutes or until just slightly thickened. Stir in remaining 1 cup pecans and boil for another 5 minutes. While pecan mixture is boiling, mix brown sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Drain pecans and place on waxed paper. While still warm, sprinkle pecans with the brown sugar mixture and toss. Cool completely.
- Gently toss greens with approximately half of the sauce, dates, goat cheese and beet cubes, if desired. Pile the greens mixture in the center of a plate.
- On the greens, arrange 3 pear slices in the shape of a pyramid. Sprinkle with desired amount of glazed pecans. Carefully place 3 pecan-studded shrimp atop the pears and greens to form a “crown.”
- Garnish with additional pecans and serve extra sauce on the side for dipping shrimp. Store any remaining candied pecans in an airtight container.