Spicy Shrimp Gratin

The most popular seafood is cloaked with cheese sauce and broiled until golden.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Spicy Shrimp Gratin

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    Ingredients

    1 1/2 lb (675 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 hot red chiles, seeded and minced
    juice of 2 limes 3 garlic cloves, minced
    few drops of hot red pepper sauce salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 tbsp olive oil 1 cup heavy cream
    2 red onions 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere

    directions

    Prep: 5 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Toss the shrimp, lime juice, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl and let stand for about 15 minutes.

    • 2

      Position the broiler rack about 8 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the chiles and garlic and cook about 5 minutes more, until tender.

    • 3

      Spread in a large, ovenproof serving dish. Drain the shrimp and arrange over the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the cream sprinkle with the Gruyere.

    • 4

      Broil about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn opaque and the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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