Garlic Shrimp

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1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Coarse salt to taste

6 cloves garlic, finely minced

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

3 Tbs. lemon juice

1 Tbs. caper brine

1 1/2 tsp. cold butter

1/3 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley, divided

1 1/2 Tbs. cold butter

Water, as needed


Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring. Season shrimp with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1 1/2 tsp. cold butter, and half the parsley. Cook until butter has melted, about 1 minute, then turn heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 Tbs. cold butter. Cook and stir until all butter has melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1 tsp. at a time if too thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce. Garnish with remaining flat-leaf parsley. (Yield: 4 servings)

tags:  garlic shrimp, shrimp, seafood, easy, sauces
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