Shrimp with Lemon and Dill

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Food & Wine

Ingredients

3 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined, tails left on
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped dill
3/4 cup water
Warm pita bread, for serving

Preparation

1. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and cook in 3 batches: For each batch, heat 1/3 cup of the olive oil in a large deep skillet. Add one-third of the shrimp and cook over high heat, turning once, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the dill and toss to coat, then transfer the shrimp as it's cooked to a large deep serving platter. Add 1/4 cup of the water to the skillet and boil over high heat, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until the juices are reduced to 2 tablespoons; add to the cooked shrimp.

2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of dill to the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Serve the shrimp warm or at room temperature, with the warm pita bread.

Make Ahead: The cooked shrimp can be refrigerated for up to 3 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Note:

Grace Parisi,

December 1998
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