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Prawns with Pernod

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 4 shrimp and 1 bread slice)
The licorice flavor of Pernod paired with shrimp is an unexpected combination, but one we found superlative. Some unique liqueurs such as Pernod are sold in small bottles; it's a convenient way to try unfamiliar varieties without investing in a large bottle.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons Pernod (licorice-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup minced seeded tomato
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 188
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 16.1 g
  • carbohydrate 20.3 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 101 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 288 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine wine and shallots in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in the Pernod and the next 6 ingredients (Pernod through garlic).

  2. Preheat broiler.

  3. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on a jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray, and pour the Pernod mixture over shrimp. Broil 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Sprinkle shrimp with tomato, and serve with French bread.