Baked Shrimp with Rich Chive Sauce

2012-09-07
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

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Baked shrimp with rich chive sauce. Raw shrimp with homemade spicy chive sauce baked in oven.

Ingredients

  • mealted butter
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly ground white pepper
  • 24 uncooked medium shrimp(about 1/2 pound-225g),shelled and deveined(reserve shells)
  • Ingredients for Sauce:
  • 1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1¼ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • white pepper
  • pinch of ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • reserved shells from shrimp
  • 1¹⁄³ cups (330 ml) chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped carrots
  • 2 parsley sprigs
  • 1 garlic clove,peeled and lightly crushed

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F (277°C).

Step 2

Lightly brush 4 ovenproof plates with melted butter and sprinkle lightly with salt and white pepper. Arrange 6 shrimp pinwheel fashion on each plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press small piece of buttered waxed paper on top of shrimp. Set plate aside.

Step 3

For Sauce: Combine shrimp shells,chicken stock,wine,shallot,carrot,parsley and garlic in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup.

Step 4

Heat cream in small saucepan.

Step 5

Transfer shrimp shell mixture to processor and mix 30 seconds. Sieve through fine strainer into another pan,pressing to extract as much liquid as possible from shells and vegetables.

Step 6

Set pan over medium heat and slowly stir in heated cream. Bring to a boil,reduce from heat and beat in butter. Season with lemon juice,salt,white and red pepper.Stir in chives.

Step 7

Bake shrimps 4-5 minutes.Remove plate with baked shrimp from oven. Discard waxed paper and let stand for 40 seconds. Pour about 2 tablespoons sauce over each portion of baked shrimp. Serve immediately.

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