By Lidia Bastianich

What's This?
Serving size 4


2 lb super colossal shrimp (10 to 12 per pound) 1 Tbsp tomato paste1 cup hot light fish stock¼ cup olive oil½ cup finely chopped onion2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste1 cup dry white wine1 Tbsp breadcrumbs1 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Using poultry shears or a sharp paring knife, cut through the outer curve of the shrimp shells from end to end, but don’t remove the shells. Rinse the shrimp under cold running water and devein.
  2. Dissolve the tomato paste in the hot stock. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté over moderately high heat until golden. Season with salt and pepper, add the wine, and bring to a boil. Add the stock and tomato paste mixture, reduce the heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Meantime, heat the remaining oil in a large skillet, add the shrimp, and sauté (in two batches) 1 minute on each side. Drain off the oil, return all the shrimp to the skillet and add the sauce. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and parsley, mix well, and cook a minute longer, uncovered. Serve immediately.

Image Credit: Lidia Bastianich

Tags: Seafood, Shrimp, Italian

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