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Braised Shrimp

Braised Shrimp

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This dish gets its unique flavor from fennel.  When raw, fennel has a licorice-like flavor but the flavor mellows and becomes more delicate when cooked.  Caramelizing the onion and fennel brings out their natural sweetness.

serves 6 people


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  • 1


  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    large fennel bulb, trimmed, cut in quarters lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 1

    large onion, cut in half and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1

    small red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 1 cup)

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2

    cups Swanson® Aseptic Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Seafood Stock

  • 1/2

    teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed

  • 1 1/2

    pounds uncooked shrimp (21-25 count per pound), peeled and deveined

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How to Make It

Step 1

Grate 1 teaspoon zest and squeeze 2 teaspoons juice from the lemon.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the fennel and onion and cook for 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and browned, stirring occasionally.  Add the red pepper and cook for 3 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Add the tomato paste and cook and stir for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add the broth and oregano to the skillet and heat to a boil, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.  Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the shrimp.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the lemon juice.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the lemon zest.

Recipe Tips

  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with warm, crusty bread to dip in the delicious sauce!
  • Easy Substitution:  You can substitute uncooked cod fillets for the shrimp in this recipe.

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Made With
Swanson® Seafood Stock

Swanson® Seafood Stock

Swanson® Aseptic Vegetable Broth

Swanson® Aseptic Vegetable Broth


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