Rating: 4.79 stars
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Wonderful recipe that takes some time to prepare but is the best you'll have! You'll be able to impress your guests with a flambe at a point in the preparation. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine 3/4 cup butter and flour. Cook, stirring, until flour taste disappears, about 7 minutes. Stir in seafood stock and season with salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook shrimp shells and onion in 1/4 cup butter until onion is translucent. Stir in garlic, paprika and tomato paste and cook until brown. Stir in brandy and light it on fire. Let it simmer until reduced and thickened. Stir in reserved stock, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh or cheesecloth.

  • Return strained mixture to a simmer in the saucepan. Pour in cream.

  • Dice shrimp and cook until opaque in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir into soup and simmer 5 minutes. Season with pepper sauce, Worcestershire and Old Bay. Stir in sherry just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 38g; cholesterol 190.5mg; sodium 604.4mg. Full Nutrition
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