Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)

PUBLISHED ON: 10.21.2010

There are days when it does not seem there is enough hours in the day to make it all happen.  This is an opportunity to reach out to one of my favorite bloggers and ask for help.  Erica graciously provided one of her authentic Colombian recipes to share with you.

I have been following My Colombian Recipes www.Mycolombianrecipes.com loyally since I started blogging. Erica was born and raised in Colombia and now lives in the U.S..  Erica strives through her blog to bring awareness and appreciation for Colombian culture and food traditions. You may have already discovered her blog. If not, please take the time to stop by and say hello to her. You will not be disappointed.

Without further ado-Welcome back Erica!

This simple Shrimp with Anise Sauce is a traditional Colombian dish from the Department of Sucre, where plain white rice is always served to soak up the aromatic anise sauce.

This dish is so simple that once you make it, it’s pretty easy to remember.

Buen provecho!

Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)
Serves 2
Recipe from My Colombian Recipes

Ingredients:
10-12 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon anise extract
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper
Directions:
1.  In a large pot, bring water to a boil.  Turn off heat, add the shrimp and cover.  Leave the shrimp in the hot water for 1 minute, drain and set aside.
2.  In a large pot saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil.  Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the flour and stir well.
3.  Add the wine to the saucepan, bring to a boil ad then reduce the heat to medium low.  Add the heavy cream, shrimp, anise seeds, anise extract and cook in sauce for 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley.  Add salt and pepper, if necessary.

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