Garlicky shrimp get a cognac bath
A quick sauté of three wonderful ingredients creates a simple shrimp dish with outstanding results.
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
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 chili, seeded and chopped
- 1 pound shrimp
- 5 tablespoons cognac
- Fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, sauté the garlic and chili. Toss for 1 minute.
- Add the shrimp and toss for 5 minutes.
- Pour the cognac, then cook for another 3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the parsley.