Fennel and Garlic Shrimp | How to make Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

By Meena Kumar  |  25th Jan 2017  |  
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About Fennel and Garlic Shrimp Recipe

This recipe is from the book Barefoot Contessa Foolproof written by Ina Garten. A fancy looking dish with fleur de sel yet naturally flavorful with fennel bulb, shrimp and anise liqueur and garlicky juices tie everything together. This dish is usually served as first course with crusty French bread to soak up all the delicious juices.

Fennel and Garlic Shrimp is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Meena Kumar teaches how to make Fennel and Garlic Shrimp step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Fennel and Garlic Shrimp in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 3 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Fennel and Garlic Shrimp at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Fennel and Garlic Shrimp takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 10 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Fennel and Garlic Shrimp is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Fennel and Garlic Shrimp is a good option for you. The flavour of Fennel and Garlic Shrimp is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Fennel and Garlic Shrimp and impress your family and friends.

Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients to make Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

  • olive oil - 6 tbsp (Good quality)
  • fennel bulb - 1 chopped , reserve the fronds
  • garlic cloves - 9 minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Shrimp - peeled with tail on - 16 - 20 pcs
  • Flat leaf parsley - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Pernod - (anise flavored liqueur - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Fleur de sel - 1 tsp (Finishing sea salt )
  • Black pepper - freshly ground 1/2 tsp
  • French bread for serving

How to make Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

  1. Heat olive oil in a wide saute pan. Add fennel and saute for 5 minutes, until tender but not browned. Turn the heat to medium low, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook at a very low sizzle for 2-3 mts until the garlic begins to color.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towel , add them to the pan, and toss together with fennel and olive oil .
  3. Spread shrimp in one layer and cook on medium for 2 minutes on each sides each by turning. Wait until they turn pink and just cooked through.
  4. Switch off heat and sprinkle parsely, tbsp fennel fronds, the Pernod(if using) fleur de sel, pepper powder.
  5. Serve in bowls with really crusty bread to soak up all the garlicky pan juices.

My Tip:

Don't skimp on the olive oil here it simply marries well with dish. But go easy on garlic if you are planning to make for Valentines day.

Reviews for Fennel and Garlic Shrimp (1)

Tanushree Goel2 years ago

they look delicious