Spicy Shrimp Gratin
The most popular seafood is cloaked with cheese sauce and broiled until golden
Good with fresh bread and a crisp green salad.
As an alternative, you can bake the shrimp at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes.
Preparation Time - Text
Cooking Time15 min
Cooking Time - Text16
Total Timeunder 1 hour
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationgluten-free, peanut free, tree nut free
Taste and Texturecheesy, rich, savory
Type of Dishgratin
- 1½ lb (675g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Juice of 2 limes
- Few drops of hot red pepper sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 red onions, finely sliced
- 3 fresh hot red chiles, seeded and minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup shredded Gruyere
- Large flameproof serving dish
Toss the shrimp, lime juice, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl and let stand for about 15 minutes.
Position the broiler rack about 8 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the chiles and garlic and cook about 5 minutes more, until tender.
Spread in a large, ovenproof serving dish. Drain the shrimp and arrange over the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the cream sprinkle with the Gruyére.
Broil about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn opaque and the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.
2008 Dorling Kindersley