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Shrimp Alla Caprese

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

One of the few chefs presenting real Capri-style food in this country is Andrea Apuzzo. Every Italian food lover from New Orleans eats at his always busy ristorate, Andrea’s, in Metairie, Louisiana. This shrimp dish is typical of Apuzzo’s lively style. Try it on its own, or over angel hair pasta.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt, preferably kosher
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1½ cups dry white wine, such as Soave
  • 1½ cups fish stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter

Directions

1. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil over high heat. When it is hot, add the shrimp and quickly sear on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a platter.

2. In the same sauté pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Increase the heat to mdium-high, add the brandy, and let it evaporate, about 30 seconds. Add the white wine and simmer until it has reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the fish stock, rosemary, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes, and bring to a simmer. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

3. Return the shrimp to the sauté pan, add the lemon juice, and heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Correct the seasoning, if necessary, and remove the rosemary and oregano sprigs. Blend in the butter, ½ tablespoon at a time. Serve immediately.

Notes

Wine suggestion: Greco di Tufo


© 2000 John Mariani and Galina Mariani
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

540kcal (27%)
112mg (11%)
8mg (13%)
198mcg RAE (7%)
534mg
81mg
37g
1g
0g
5g
290mg (97%)
686mg (29%)
10g (52%)
32g (49%)
5mg (26%)
 

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