The prepartion of the shrimp creates a lovely crunchy texture. Served with a creamy lemon, butter garlic sauce thickened with egg.
raw, deveined and shelled
light cream (half&half)
10% or half & half
Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).
Reserved some cream for the sauce. Soak shrimp in the remaining cream for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Drain and roll shrimp in flour then sauté in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Do not turn shrimp!
Remove and place shrimp in baking dish with the sautéd side down in preheated oven. Turn oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes.
For the sauce
Mix egg yolk and lemon juice in half the butter and stir over low heat until melted, take off heat.
Add garlic and rest of butter and stir briskly until butter melts and sauce thickens. (Add small amount of ½ and ½ to thicken). Add chives and parsley.
Serve the sauce with the crispy shrimp.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2016-01-08