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Sweet Maine Shrimp

Quickly Steamed in Wine and Herbs

Tagliatelle with Sweet Maine Shrimp and Local Arugula

Several weeks every winter we are served a special fruit of the sea. Sweet Maine shrimp are available now and I heartily recommend them to every table. They are fresh and can be eaten raw. We cooked them shortly with sauvignon blanc and herbs. When we next prepared this we removed the heads and roe before cooking, but once again cooked them with the shells. Served over homemade tagliatelle with braised local arugula, certainly Good Stuff!

2 pounds sweet Maine shrimp

1/2 cup fresh sliced garlic

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon chopped basil

1/2 tablespoon chopped oregano

1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme

1 cup white wine

2 tablespoons butter

Saute the garlic swiftly in hot olive oil over high heat, do not brown. Add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes stirring gently. Add the wine and herbs and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Uncover, season with salt and pepper and butter. Serve hot and fast! Good Stuff!

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