Recipe by Pi-E
This recipe is Fabulous. If you like garlic and spicy, this recipe is for you. "The Best Recipes in the World" by Mark Bittman is a great cookbook; he loves to keep it simple, so do I. This cookbook will be used a lot! He says although this recipe is a perfect weeknight dish (it certainly is), this also make a great appetizer at a dinner party (your guests will love you). The smell in your house makes you want to take a bite out of the air...
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 6 scallions, trimmed and roughly chopped
- 1 cup parsley, without any thick stems
- 2 lbs shrimp, peeled (medium or large)
- 3 pinches hot red pepper flakes, to taste or 4 small whole dried chilies
- 1⁄3 cup fish stock or 1⁄3 cup chicken stock or 1⁄3 cup white wine or 1⁄3 cup water
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Combine garlic and oil in a food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the scallions and parsley and pulse until the mixture is minced. Toss with the shrimp, salt, pepper and chiles.
- Put the shrimp in a large enough roasting pan that will hold them comfortably. Add the liquid and place the pan in the oven. Roast, stirring once, until the mixture is bubbly and hot and the shrimp are pink, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Serve immediately with rice or with a crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
- Note: I made this using only a 1/4 of olive oil (I try to cut down on calories where I can), 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp (for 2 people that was still a lot, so we had leftovers) and a lot more garlic, I used about 10 cloves couldn't help myself, there's no such thing as too much garlic! I used a dry white wine (Chardonnay) for the liquid. The best shrimp I ever had!
- Also the author added if you want to make it Indian Style: substitute cilantro for the parsley and add 1 tablespoon of good curry powder.