Butter Poached Shrimp


  • 1 lb of large shrimp, shells removed and deveined
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs bonito flakes (available at Asian markets)
  • 1/2 lb wild mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1-2 tbs chopped chives, for garnish
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This is a delicious recipe. Shrimp is poached in butter and served with wild mushrooms, capers and bonito flakes.
  •  In a saute pan  using low heat add 2 tbs of olive oil along with the 3 sticks of butter. 
  • In another saute pan add 1 tbs of olive oil, and using medium heat add the garlic and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Add the mushrooms the the saute pan with the garlic and sauce, turning frequently for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp to the saute pan containing the butter and gently poach using low heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the shrimp begin to turn pink and are almost cooked through add the mushrooms and garlic to the pan and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the capers and saute for another 1 minute.
  • To plate add the shrimp, mushrooms and sauce evenly among 4 decorative bowls or plates with sides.
  • Garnish with chopped chives and bonito flakes

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