Thursday, January 28, 2010
Simple and Elegant Sauteed Shrimp in Pernod
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.
-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.