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Shrimp Tarragon Dip or Sauce

This recipe uses clam broth powder to increase seafood flavor. Serve chilled with crackers, warm on bruschetta, or over pasta for a delicious entrée. Makes 3 cups, entrée serves 4.

1 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined

1 envelope St. Ours Clam Broth

1 shallots or 1 small sweet onion, finely diced

2 small tomatoes, cored and seeded, finely diced

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 Tbsp olive oil

1-8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature

1 ½ tsp dried tarragon or 1 Tbsp fresh, chopped

½ tsp crushed red pepper

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp lemon zest

salt to taste

 

Season shrimp with salt and ½ tsp black pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil to shimmering, sauté shrimp for 5-7 minutes, until pink, do not overcook. Chop into bite size pieces, keep whole if serving as entrée, set aside. Whisk St. Ours Clam Broth into 1 cup hot water, set aside. Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and shallots, sauté until soft, 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, reserving a few tablespoons to add at end. Sauté 5 minutes. Stir in clam broth, cream cheese, red pepper, ½ tsp black pepper, and tarragon. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens. Stir in shrimp and lemon zest, simmer an additional 3 minutes. Stir in reserved tomato. Serve warm on toasted bruschetta or chill and serve as a dip. For an entrée cook 1 lb pasta, drain, add to sauté pan with shrimp mixture, toss until coated.

 

 

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