The recipe of tipsy shrimps in a creamy sauce is one of the most delicious but very simple appetizers to make. These crustaceans, in fact, have a particular taste that is well enhanced by the delicacy of the cream. Everything comes to a perfect point thanks to the white dry wine that encapsulates the flavor mix of the shrimps, the garlic, and the heavy cream. Each bite is a taste discovery and an invitation to ask for more.
The shrimp is one of the most used crustacea in culinary cultures all over the world due to its fine, delicate, and low-fat meat. Moreover, if served very fresh it can also be eaten raw. Many sushi preparations are prepared with natural, unprocessed shrimps, and prawns. There is a wide variety of shrimps on the market to fit everyone’s tastes and culinary preparations. One can find white, light red, intense red, and gray prawn, both fresh and frozen.
Furthermore, shrimps are very versatile ingredients, they serve as the main inspiration for a wide variety of dishes, both hot and cold. You can delight yourself with a bowl of Tom Yum Goong Nam Knon or Thai Coconut Soup, with a nice plate of Flavor-Packed Shrimp Pasta Salad, or with a portion of Delish Shrimps In Creamy Garlic Tomato Sauce.
How to recognize fresh shrimps?
Although shrimps can be found all year round at the market, the best months to buy fresh shrimps are from March to June. When opting for fresh crustaceans, buy them while they’re still alive. Also, pay attention to their eyes, legs, and antennae, they have to still be mobile, while the color must then be vivid and bright.
How to clean shrimps?
To clean the shrimp, first, rinse them under running water, then place them on a cutting board and remove the head. The external cleaning procedure doesn’t involve any additional utensils, all you need is your own bare hands. After you have removed the head, eliminate the legs and carapace. At this point, you can decide to either leave the tail, or have it removed. That depends on the preparation you intend to do. Once you have deveined the shrimps, it’s time to proceed to a very delicate performance, that is, to remove the internal intestine. To do so, make a fine incision along the back of the shrimp with a sharp knife and gently pull the intestine to remove it. Try to get it out at once without breaking it.
- You can remove the intestine with a toothpick, insert into the meat of the shrimp, locate the intestine, and pull to eliminate it.
- Do not throw away the scraps of crustaceans, heads, and shells, because they are excellent for preparing a tasty broth. You can use it to flavor many fish preparations, such as risottos and pasta.
How to store shrimps?
The prawns can be frozen both cooked and raw, clean them and put them in freezer bags to be ready when you need them, remember to defrost them at room temperature.
Ingredients for the tipsy shrimps in creamy sauce
To prepare an outstanding appetizer for 4 people you need to fill your cart with the following list of ingredients:
- 500 gr of prawns
- 400 ml of fresh cream
- 1 glass of white wine
- 2-4 cloves of garlic
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Parsley to taste
You can play with the quantity of heavy cream. If you like it saucier, add the amount indicated. If not, add less. I like to have more sauce because I go crazy for a loaf of fresh bread soaked in the creamy shrimp sauce.
How to cook the tipsy shrimps in creamy sauce?
Clean the shrimp from the shell and from the intestine. See the instructions above.
Take a big skillet and heat it on medium heat. Melt the butter and add the crushed garlic. Let it brown a little bit then pour in the shrimps. Sauté them for about 1 minute. Stir often so that the heat penetrates the prawns on all sides.
Now deglaze with a glass of aromatic white dry wine. Let the wine evaporate, that will take up to one minute, then pour in the heavy cream. Mix well and season with salt and black pepper. Let the shrimps saute in the creamy texture for about 1 minute. Turn off the stove and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Remember that very short cooking is essential to obtain delicious prawns, otherwise, the meat will become hard.
How to serve the tipsy shrimps in creamy sauce?
Serve hot with toasted bread. Pour some cream in a bowl then add some shrimps on top. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top and grab a spoon to devour the deliciousness, Don’t forget to sip once in a while from a glass of chill dry white wine. Enjoy!
Tipsy shrimps in creamy sauce
- 18 oz shrimps or prawns
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup white wine dry
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- Clean the shrimps from the shells and from the intestines
- Take a big skillet and heat it on medium heat
- Melt the butter and add the crushed garlic. Let it brown a little bit
- Add the shrimps and sauté them for about 1 minute. Stir often so that the heat penetrates the prawns on all sides
- Deglaze with a glass of aromatic white dry wine. Let the wine evaporate
- Pour in the heavy cream. Mix well and season with salt and black pepper. Let the shrimps saute in the creamy texture for about 1 minute
- Turn off the stove and garnish with fresh chopped parsley
- Serve with pleasure