- Prep time
- 5 minutes PT5M
- Cook time
- 5-7 minutes PT7M
- 2-4 servings
The spice rub on this shrimp is finger-licking good. Serve hot over brown or white rice or chilled on shredded Romaine lettuce with avocado, cucumber, shaved corn and red onion for a cool salad entrée on a hot summer day.
- 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 pound tail-on shrimp (21-25 count), peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup dry white wine
In a large bowl, mix all the spices. Then toss shrimp to coat.
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat and sauté the shrimp until they are pink, about 5 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook, tossing until the shrimp are completely cooked through, 2 minutes more.
Techniques used in this recipe:
- deglaze: to use a liquid, such as wine, water, or stock, to dissolve food particles and/or caramelized drippings left in a pan after roasting or sauteing.
- <p><strong>marjoram:</strong> a perennial of the mint family. It is a compact low-growing shrub from 12 to 18-inches in height. It is popular is many cuisines but is often substituted for oregano (which has a similar flavor profile and is readily available in most markets). </p><p>Use marjoram lightly for a delicious, mellow flavor. It is great with lemon zest on a wide variety of sautéed, broiled or grilled fish or mixed with garlic and crusted on meats such as beef, pork, lamb, and veal.</p>
- cayenne pepper
- <p><strong>cayenne pepper:</strong> a member of the <em>capsicum</em> family, related to paprika, chili pequins, and bell peppers. The cayenne pod ranges in size from 1 to 3-inches in length and from 1/2 to 1-inch across the base. Its orange to bright-red color well represents its fiery character. Cayenne should be used with care and caution.</p><p>It is the pepper used by make the iconic condiment, Tabasco Pepper Sauce. The merest sprinkling of cayenne is used to enhance Hollandaise sauce, chowders, deviled eggs, a variety of meat dishes, pickled or spiced meats, vegetables, and olives as well as baked, stuffed and fried potatoes. Combine it with paprika and a number of other spices to make spicy barbecue and basting sauces and tomato sauces.</p>
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