Shrimp with Coconut-Vanilla Sauce
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 4
  • 2 pounds medium to large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tahitian vanilla bean, sliced open lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges and parsley for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Peel and clean shrimp, leaving tails on.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan or wok.
  3. Sauté the shrimp for two to three minutes and, or until pink.
  4. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  5. Remove the balance of olive oil from pan.
  6. Add rum and the vanilla bean to the frying pan and reduce the rum until it is nearly evaporated (down to about 2 tablespoons).
  7. Add the cream and coconut milk, and reduce the mixture by 50 percent.
  8. Scrape seeds out of the vanilla pod and discard pod.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Shrimp can either be mixed into the sauce and served or mounded on a rice pilaf and the sauce poured over all.
  11. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.
  12. Add rum and the vanilla bean to the frying pan and reduce the rum until it is nearly evaporated (down to about 2 tablespoons).
  13. Add the cream and coconut milk, and reduce the mixture by 50 percent.
  14. Scrape seeds out of the vanilla pod and discard pod.
  15. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  16. Shrimp can either be mixed into the sauce and served or mounded on a rice pilaf and the sauce poured over all.
  17. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is recipe is incredibly rich. You can use light coconut milk or substitute evaporated milk for the cream if you wish to lighten it a bit.