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Citrus Fennel Shrimp With Tarragon

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 948mlWater
1 cup 237mlDry white wine
1   Lemon - sliced
1   Lime - sliced
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt
1   Bay leaf
1   Onion - quartered
1 lb 454g / 16ozMedium shrimp - (abt 32) - deveined, shelled,
  Tail left intact
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lime juice
2 teaspoons 10mlFennel seeds - crushed
1   Dried hot red pepper flakes
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
6 tablespoons 90mlOlive oil
3 tablespoons 45mlGarlic cloves - crushed (large)
2 teaspoons 10mlFinely-chopped fresh tarragon leaves - plus
  Tarragon sprigs - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

In a large pot, bring water and wine to a boil with 1/2 of the lemon and lime slices, salt, bay leaf and onion and boil 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Drain shrimp and cool.

In a bowl whisk together lemon juice, lime juice, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste and add oil in a stream, whisking. Stir in shrimp, garlic, reserved lemon and lime slices and marinate, covered and chilled, stirring occasionally, at least 6 hours or overnight.

Stir in chopped tarragon. Serve shrimp garnished with tarragon sprigs.

This recipe yields 8 servings as an hors d'oeuvre.

COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton - Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-8932)


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