Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Fresh Starts

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Fresh Starts

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This week's recipe for Shrimp Aransas brings the flavor of the

Gulf Coast to the First Coast. It's from the cookbook A Taste of

the Gulf Coast by Jessie Tirsch and mixes recipes with a

travelogue of coastal towns. See recipe on Page E-2.


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup fresh bread crumbs (recipe follows)

1 cup chopped fresh parsley, preferably flat-leaf

1 teaspoon salt

3 turns freshly ground black pepper

1 cup dry sherry

2 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined

6 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise

Heat oven to 450 degrees. In bowl, combine butter and bread

crumbs, mash with fork until well-blended. Fold in parsley, salt

and pepper, and continue mixing.

Slowly stir in sherry and blend thoroughly until ingredients are

incorporated into a paste.

Rinse shrimp well and squeeze out excess moisture with paper


Arrange half shrimp on bottom of baking dish (about 10-by-7-by-1

1/2 inches). …

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