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Chile-Garlic Shrimp

This shrimp dish was from Chef José Andrés, who I’ve seen on TV for years now, but never tried any of his food. It was a super easy and delicious recipe! It’s the perfect speedy weeknight dish to serve with some leftover rice or vegetables. The sauce has a ton of flavor from not many ingredients, and Dino and I were thrilled with how it turned out.

Chile-Garlic Shrimp
SELF May 2010

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Spanish)
10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 dried red chiles (plus more for garnish, if desired)
2 teaspoons brandy
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat. Sauté garlic until browned, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and chiles; sauté until shrimp are cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add brandy and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Transfer to a platter or divide equally among 8 small plates. Sprinkle with parsley, add salt to taste and serve.

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