You've probably had garlic-butter shrimp, but you've never had it like this before. Although this recipe is easy to prepare, there are a few cooking techniques throughout that make a world of difference. Tossing the raw shrimp in a little sugar is a smart way to give it a really nice deep caramelized flavor as it cooks. Dry sherry is a key ingredient in this dish; it gives the sauce a rich, nutty flavor. And when paired with butter, it creates a sauce with a glossy texture that coats and clings to the shrimp beautifully. You'll find sherry in the supermarket next to the vinegars and oils. Just make sure it is "dry." Grated garlic offers punchier flavor than minced or sliced, but it can burn easily; be sure to stir it constantly before the liquid goes into the pan. Serve these delectable shrimp with some grilled corn, artichoke hearts, and baguette slices and crunchy fresh sugar snap peas. We won't judge you for swiping the corn through the leftover garlic butter in the bowl. We would too.
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Take advantage of beautiful fall weather and serve up these shrimp with tasty grilled sides.
Sugar Snap Peas
Grilled Artichoke Hearts