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Peeled shrimp may be convenient, but here the shells--and heads if you are lucky enough to find them still on--are transformed into a quick stock that adds a boost of flavor. Serve the garlic-sautéed shrimp as an appetizer or use them as a topping for pasta or risotto. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

Domenica Marchetti


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  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Gently separate bodies from heads. Peel all but the tail (keeping the heads and shells) and devein; set aside.

  • Combine wine, broth, bay leaves, the shrimp shells and heads (if using) in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook at a lively simmer until reduced to about 1/2 cup liquid, 3 to 5 minutes more. Strain the stock into a bowl and discard the solids. Wipe out the pan.

  • Heat butter and oil in the pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add crushed red pepper, salt and the shrimp stock. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

  • Arrange the reserved shrimp in the pan in a single layer. Cook until pink and curled, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add lemon juice and parsley and toss gently to combine. Transfer the shrimp to a warm platter or bowl. Serve with lemon wedges and more parsley, if desired.


Tip: Shrimp with heads can be hard to find, but they add a depth of flavor to dishes. Look for them in ethnic markets or large supermarkets. (If you can't find them, substitute uncooked shell-on shrimp.) For help choosing sustainable wild or farmed shrimp, go to seafoodwatch.org.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 163 mg cholesterol; 186 mg sodium. 304 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 20.4 g protein; 131 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mcg folate; 68 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;


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