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Lowcountry Breakfast Shrimp

  • Active Time:25 min
  • Start to Finish:25 min
January 2008
This shrimp's gentle preparation yields an utterly soothing broth that tastes just right first thing in the morning. Grab some grits or a warm biscuit to help sop up the juices.
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until foaming, then cook onions with scallion, garlic, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer gently, stirring, until shrimp are just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes (shrimp should be saucy; add more water if necessary). Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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