Shrimp Lafayette

"I found this recipe in our local newspaper, submitted by a very well know chef. The preperation and ingredients make for a great special occasion meal. Very tasty, you can taste the spices, but they do not over power the delicate taste of the shrimp. I use fresh large Gulf Shrimp for this dish. Do not use the frozen precooked shrimp, they will get rubbery."
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  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil.
  • Toss shrimp into skillet and add blackening season, garlic and shallots.
  • Cook for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Deglaze pan with white wine and sherry, remove shrimp and set aside.
  • Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
  • Reduce to paste-like consistency.
  • Add heavy cream and reduce to sauce consistency.
  • Add shrimp back to sauce.
  • Cut heat and add in butter.
  • Stir butter until well incorporated.
  • Serve or hot rice or pasta with crispy french bread and a salad if you want.

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  1. Delicious!! We doubled sauce as we like that. You could use this on chicken as well like at Gallager's Grill in Covington La. I have looked for a recipe like this and so glad you posted it. Had to use Half & Half and flour as no heavy cream was in fridge but still perfect. This is spicy depending on your Blackening Seasoning and I will cut Tabasco in half next time but absolutely great recipe. Thank you for sharing. This is a keeper!
  2. Loved this, a great treat for DH and I! A nice bite which complemented rather than overwhelming the shrimp. Pleasantly rich, quickly prepared, a weekend meal enjoyed on a week night! I served this over rice, thank you for a lovely recipe that I will make again! This recipe was made for Think Pink, October 2009
  3. This was so quick and easy for such a luscious dish. The sherry and Tobasco combined to give it a bit of sweet/sour flavor that was unexpected. I used Paul Prudhomme's blackening magic, and found I needed to add a little salt. Overall a very nice dish.


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