Grand Hotel Shrimp a la Grand


  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 diced shallots
  • 1 Tbsp diced pickled ginger
  • 3 Tbsp green peppercorns packed in brine, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup anise or any licorice-flavored liqueur
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the shrimp and sauté for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, or until they are just turning opaque. Remove the shrimp rom the pan and keep warm.

Into the same skillet, add the shallots, ginger and peppercorns. When the shallots are translucent, add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Quickly pour in the anise to deglaze the pan. Stir in the heavy cream and sour cream. When it begins to heat, reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, add the shrimp to the skillet and stir to coat with the sauce.

Serve over cooked wild rice that has been sautéed with dried cherries, basil and roasted pecans.

Makes 4

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