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Garlicky shrimp get a cognac bath

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Simple shrimp dinner with huge flavor

A quick sauté of three wonderful ingredients creates a simple shrimp dish with outstanding results.

Simple shrimp dinner with huge flavor

I use liquors often in cooking because it sometimes makes a normal-tasting dish develop a great flavor. That means that I tend to ransack our liquor cupboard often. Fortunately, my husband is not so protective of the liquor bottles that he keeps there. I have a strong liking for brandy, cognac and rum. In this case, I splashed in some of this French liquor, and the simple sautéed shrimp turned out extra special without any extra effort.

Quick and easy garlic-cognac shrimp recipe

Serves 2


  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 5 tablespoons cognac
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, sauté the garlic and chili. Toss for 1 minute.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the cognac, then cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the parsley.

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