Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simple and Elegant Sauteed Shrimp in Pernod

Shrimp in Pernod is now my favorite way to eat this crustation these days! My dad makes this once and a while; it's his specialty

What is Pernod, you ask?
Pernod is a french liqueur that has a light black licorice flavor - Lighter tasting than Sambuca.

I personally don't like black licorice flavor at all! In this recipe however, it tastes great. Maybe its the Pernod or the cooking process - don't know :) So if you're not a fan of the flavor, give this a chance anyway.

This recipe great to serve when you have guests over because:

1- its not your usual shrimp dish
2- its quick to put together in a hurry
3- can look very elegant

People that have tried it, love it..We have to beat Alex (my sister's boyfriend) off with a stick! My friend Giovanna made it at Christmas and got rave reviews! Here goes...


Recipe Serves 4

Must be cooked in batches, 6 to 8 shrimp at a time.


-Approximately 24 medium sized shrimp.
-Olive oil
-1 Bunch of green onions - roughly chopped



Drizzle approx. 1 tsp of olive oil into a medium sized, non-stick frying pan.
Heat on Medium
Sprinkle approx 1tsp of the chopped green onion into the pan
Add  6 to  8 shrimp at a time in the pan and saute until they begin to turn pink. (do not over crowd pan)
Add a splash of Pernod and toss with shrimp

Remove contents of the pan into a serving dish.

Repeat same method with remaining shrimp.

Add salt to taste.

Enjoy it! I do.

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