Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mantis shrimp in parsley sauce

4 serving
Time required 40 minutes


2 lb mantis shrimp or ordinary large shrimp,
1 clove garlic, large handful parsley,
½ onions, 1 bay leaf, ½ lemon ¼ teaspoon thyme,
1 cup dry white wine, 1/3 cup olive oil, ½ teaspoon, salt. 

Finely chop the parsley and garlic, put in a bowl, and add a pinch each of salt and pepper,
½ cup of the olive oil (1), plus the juice from half of lemon (2).You should have a medium-thick sauce sat aside.
Wash the shrimps in a large frying pan, brown the chopped onion in remaining  olive oil. add the shrimp and cook over a high flame, stirring with a wooden spoon. add wine (3), one cup water, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns (4), a pinch of salt, and bring to boil. cover and simmer slowly 10 minutes. transfer the shrimps 
to a deep platter with a skimmer (5), sprinkle with the parsley sauce (6), and serve. 

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