shrimp

Okay, I am having a little fun with the title, but recently I made some whiskey shrimp and it turned out delicious.

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Whiskey Shrimp:

1 pound fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 oz. heavy cream
2 tblspoons butter
chives
salt and pepper
(approx.) 2 shots whiskey
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 tsp olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Lemon zest (1/2 to 1 lemon)

Start with very hot pan on stove. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, add shrimp to hot pan with a little olive oil. Sear on both sides (1-2 min.)
Drink some whiskey
After the shrimp is slightly browned on both sides, remove and set aside.
Add garlic and red pepper flakes to hot pan (might want to turn down slightly, garlic burns fast) with a little more olive oil.
After approx. 1 min. add the whiskey to ‘de-glaze’ the pan. Remove from flame while pouring whiskey or risk losing your eye brows.
Let the whiskey cook in pan while using wooden spoon to release any brown bits from bottom of pan.
Drink some whiskey.
After 1 min. add the heavy cream, bring to boil, reduce to simmer.
Add lemon zest
Put shrimp and chopped chives back in the pan.
Drink some more whiskey.
Cook for another 5 mins. Garnish with more chives.

Eat and enjoy! Seriously so good.

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