A delicious mixture of caramelized shallots sauteed with shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes in a light and creamy cognac sauce. Serve hot with a side of pasta or warm, crusty bread.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and saute the garlic and shallots until lightly browned. Stir in shrimp, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper. Mix in sun-dried tomatoes. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque and lightly browned.

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  • Pour cognac into the skillet, and stir to loosen browned bits from bottom. Reduce heat to low, and stir in half-and-half. Simmer 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Nutrition Facts

275.7 calories; 20.3 g protein; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 182 mg cholesterol; 284.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2006
Loved it, loved it! Easy and quick and taste divine. I served over fettunci pasta with a spinach salad and served with a white zin. No one guessed how easy it was to whip up! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2008
I was very disappointed with this recipe I had high hopes for it! I followed the recipe perfectly except that I could not find sun dried tomatoes so I used cherry tomatoes instead. The I also added some peppers for color and mushrooms for flavor. The dish just wasn't impressive and I was over all disappointed. Not what I expected from an allrecipes recipe. Read More
(14)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2008
I was very disappointed with this recipe I had high hopes for it! I followed the recipe perfectly except that I could not find sun dried tomatoes so I used cherry tomatoes instead. The I also added some peppers for color and mushrooms for flavor. The dish just wasn't impressive and I was over all disappointed. Not what I expected from an allrecipes recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2006
Loved it, loved it! Easy and quick and taste divine. I served over fettunci pasta with a spinach salad and served with a white zin. No one guessed how easy it was to whip up! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
Trying to figure out what to do with some colossal shrimp I had in the freezer, I happened upon this recipe. Am I glad I didn't save them for grilling! Loved, loved, loved it, particularly with the big shrimp. I think they probably worked out better as they take a little longer to cook, and so wouldn't get overcooked in the process. I didn't have cognac so substituted dry sherry, and because I love them, I added capers to the mix. Also, just because I had some on hand, I threw in a handful of grape tomatoes right toward the end. That way they just warmed and didn't pop from the heat. I served it over egg noodles. Thanks for the great take on shrimp! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
This recipe LIED...I don't see how it can POSSIBLY feed 4 people...the 2 of us put it away quite nicely (and I would have had more if there had been any!). I used brandy intead of cognac added cherry tomatoes to warm through and served over rice spaghetti (for my gluten-intolerant sweetie)...I will be making this one again for sure!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
loved this dish. the only changes that i made were to add a few slices of pancetta diced to the garlic and shallots. i did use the hot pepper flakes and i used heavy cream instead of the half and half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2006
Easy and very very good. For those like me that might find it just a little tame add 1/4 cup of diced kalamata olives for a little more powerful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2008
Sorry I followed the recipe exactly and my husband and I did not care for this at all. The cognac really overpowered the dish that is all you could taste. The sauce was also extremely thin and needed to be thickened up. Sorry I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/06/2006
Gross! Threw it out. What a waste of cognac which by the way is NOT cheap. Yuck yuck yuck! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
Wounderful flavor very easy to make colors brilliant. I added yellow bell pepper(to go with the red tomatoes)and also mushrooms. Served on a bed of angel hair pasta and a side of fresh olive bread. Surely to impress! Read More
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