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23 July 2006

Grizzling Garlic Shrimp (Cooks Illustrated)

Grizzling Garlic Shrimp

Serves 4

Serve this dish with crusty bread and a salad.

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp , peeled and deveined

Table salt and ground black pepper

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

7 cloves garlic ; 6 cloves sliced thin lengthwise, 1 clove minced

1 red bell pepper , seeded and diced

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 cup dry sherry

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

2 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Lemon wedges for serving

1. Pat shrimp dry and toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl.

2. Cook oil and sliced garlic in large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until garlic is golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer garlic to small bowl. Add bell pepper and pepper flakes to skillet and cook until bell pepper is soft, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to high, add shrimp, and cook until edges turn pink, about 1 minute. Flip shrimp, add sherry, and simmer until shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to serving platter.

3. Add minced garlic, parsley, butter, and lemon juice to skillet and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute. Adjust seasonings, pour sauce over shrimp, and scatter browned garlic chips on top. Serve with lemon wedges.