Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brandied Shrimp

Oh Brandy, she's a fine girl. And this, is a fine dish!!!!!!!

This recipe came out of a new Latin cookbook given to me by this woman who has quickly become one of my favorite people in the world. And I am thrilled that 2010 may bring with it our first meeting where I promise to cook for her whatever she wants!!!!!!!!!!!

As for favorite foods, shrimp is at the top of my list. They're light & healthy & with just a few ingredients you can always turn them into something amazing!!!!! This recipe was for a main course with the shrimp served over rice but I decided to serve them alone as an appetizer for Christmas. I was almost going to make these again before posting because of my horrible plating skills.



BRANDIED SHRIMP

Printable Recipe Here }

2 tblsp unsalted butter
1 tblsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined, tail on
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp Tabasco (or more to taste)
1 tsp oregano
Salt & Pepper
½ cup ketchup
2 tblsp brandy
3 tblsp chopped fresh parsley

Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic & cook, stirring often, until it’s fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, oregano & salt & pepper & let the mixture simmer until shrimp are partially cooked through, about 1 minute.

Stir in the ketchup & simmer until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Add the brandy & parsley, stirring to combine. Remove from heat & serve.



{Food for Thought}

Whenever serving shrimp as an appetizer like this, I always leave the tails on. They make for easily handled finger food. I used fresh parsley since I had it on hand but if you want to use dried then remember the 1/3 rule. When substituting dried for fresh always use 1/3 of the amount of fresh. So, if needing 3 tblsp of fresh you would use 1 tsp of driedm since there are 3 tsp in 1 tblsp.

And if you love shrimp like I do, you'll love these:






29 comments:

Jen said...

this looks fabulous!

Kristina P. said...

You know how I love shrimp!

Ronda said...

Your recipes never cease to amaze me! What kind of brandy did you use? Was it a sweet one?
And for your plating skills, I think they are perfect!
XOXO

Pam said...

The shrimp look so plump and perfectly cooked - I bet they tasted fantastic!

Brenda said...

That really does look great. I love shrimp, and am always looking for an excuse to cook it.

wood baby crib said...

I have been warned to avoid seafood. But I think, this is an exemption! I love shrimps so much and this is heaven to me!

Noelle said...

YUM! i'm wondering...because i'm devoted to my new life of better eating...do you have nutritional value on this? i'd be very interested in the calories because i think this would be soooo good with rice!

Michelle said...

Oh sure... you're going to make it again "so the picture looks better" -- but I think I don't believe that. I have texture issues with most shrimp, but ohhh does that sound delish!

Just Breathe said...

They look delicious. I want to eat at your house!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

One word... YUMMO!!
This looks so good!!

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simpledaisy said...

Looks delicious!! I love lettuce wraps any way I can get them:)

simpledaisy said...

Looks delicious!! I love lettuce wraps any way I can get them:)

mommaof4wife2r said...

delish!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Yum! And then for dessert we can make Brandy Alexanders with the leftover booze??? Just a thought!

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

Oh yum; I LOVE shrimp! Happy New Year!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum!

Coco said...

At night, when the bars close down, Brandy walks through a silent town...

LOVE THAT SONG!!

I have soba noodles and shrimp. All I need is some brandy. This is going to be a great dinner for tomorrow night. NO company this weekend and we aren't traveling. Very rare. So a perfect meal for the hubs and I.

Happy weekend, hot momma!

FROGGITY! said...

i heart shrimp!!

and now brandy will be stuck in my head all day! (love that song)

Taildasf said...

I just discovered your blog today and all I can say is WOW and thank you! I spent quite a while reading back post and have bookmarked 16 recipes so far. My husband is dying for me to try the White Pizza with Clams. I will be trying this recipe as well. We always have Courvoisier on hand. Our favorite drink and we love shrimp! Match made in heaven!

Maria said...

I love the lettuce wraps!

Healthy Shift Worker said...

I love shrimp anytime with anything - you've got my taste buds going now!

P.S - Oh ... and of course because they're healthy - brandy and all!!

Gloria said...

I really loe shrimp and this look fantastic, (I was with my son sick so now Im visit my friends blogs)
this look delicious! gloria

Anna said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for you fantastic blog. I made your lasagna last night for comopany and it was a big hit.

Quick question. What can I substitute for the brandy in this shrimp. Any suggestions for something non-alcoholic? Thanks

Sandy said...

I can smell that shrimp cooking from here. Looks great!

Kristin said...

You had me at shrimp!

ashley said...

Great, that song has now been stuck in my head since Thursday! :)
I love shrimp but my hubby doesn't, I may have to try this some time that he's out of town!

Angela said...

Yum yum! I love brandy. And shrimp. And more brandy. LOL!

Can't wait to try this! Over the next few months I'll be going back to try a lot of what I have bookmarked. I can't wait to get started!

Lula! said...

I've never cooked with Brandy. But I'm adding it to my list of "things I need at the liquor store." Right below "Bourbon," for my Kentucky Derby Pie.

I love shrimp.
I want some. Now.

Life with Kaishon said...

Or maybe I should make this instead of chicken :) We do have shrimp in the house! How great is your friend to send a cookbook! She sounds ultra fab!