Welcome to our culinary corner! Today, we are thrilled to bring you a recipe that is sure to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests. Get ready to dive into the world of sous vide cooking, as we guide you through the steps of creating a mouthwatering dish: sous vide lemon butter shrimp. This recipe combines the delicate flavors of fresh shrimp with the tangy zest of lemon and the rich creaminess of butter. So, put on your apron and let’s get cooking!
Recipe: Sous Vide Lemon Butter Shrimp
1 pound of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat your sous vide machine to 135°F (57°C).
Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the lemon zest and juice. Set aside.
Divide the seasoned shrimp into individual vacuum-sealed bags, ensuring they are in a single layer.
Pour the lemon butter sauce into each bag, making sure to distribute it evenly among the shrimp.
Seal the bags using a vacuum sealer or the water displacement method.
Submerge the sealed bags in the preheated water bath and cook for 30 minutes.
Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the bags from the water bath and transfer the shrimp to a plate.
Heat a skillet over high heat and add a tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until they turn pink and slightly caramelized.
Remove the shrimp from the skillet and serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley or a sprinkle of lemon zest.
This sous vide lemon butter shrimp is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own as an appetizer, or served as a main course accompanied by a side of rice or pasta. The sous vide cooking method ensures that the shrimp are perfectly tender and succulent, while the lemon butter sauce adds a burst of flavor that complements the natural sweetness of the seafood. So why wait? Grab your sous vide machine, gather the ingredients, and get ready to elevate your culinary skills with this delectable recipe!