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The Hirshon Chicago Shrimp De Jonghe

The Hirshon Chicago Shrimp DeJonghe

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  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs, toasted
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 cup minced fresh flowering thyme
  • 1/4 cup minced heads of fresh flowering Chinese chives, if unavailable use regular chives
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked chili flakes from Daphnis and Chloe, ground to a powder


  1. Try to find untreated shrimp—those without added salt or preservatives like sodium tripolyphosphate. Ask your fishmonger or read the label to see if your shrimp has been treated.
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Using your fingers, combine panko, 7 tablespoons butter, parsley, thyme, chives, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg in medium bowl; set aside. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and transfer to large bowl.
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, paprika and ground smoked chili flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add sherry and lemon juice and bring to simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Continue to simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes; transfer to bowl with shrimp and toss until shrimp are well coated.
  5. Shingle shrimp in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Scrape any remaining garlic mixture from bowl over shrimp. Sprinkle panko mixture over shrimp. Bake until shrimp are pink and mixture is bubbling around edges, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve with lemon wedges.
  7. Much of the shrimp on the market has been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) or salt. This treatment promotes moisture retention, which means the shrimp can be soggy. Always use untreated shrimp if possible.
  8. However, if you can only find the treated kind, here’s a way to rid them of the extra moisture: Microwave the shrimp in a covered bowl until they just start to turn pink, about 4 minutes. (Typically, ¼ to ½ cup of liquid will be exuded.) Drain the shrimp in a colander and pat them dry with paper towels before proceeding with the recipe.
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  • Calories: 443.76 kcal
  • Sugar: 1.99 g
  • Sodium: 1312.86 mg
  • Fat: 26.01 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.23 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.97 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.74 g
  • Fiber: 2.13 g
  • Protein: 33.67 g
  • Cholesterol: 346.82 mg