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Head-On Shrimp in Tomato Chervil Broth

If you prefer to serve the entree without the shrimp heads, save them to make a flavorful broth for soups and sauces. Wrapped tightly, they will keep in the freezer for up to one month.
  • Yield Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 14 sprigs of fresh chervil, 8 reserved for garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds head-on shrimp, submerged in cold water to clean (about 12)

Directions

  1. Place the tomatoes and their juice in a 3-quart pot and break them up with a fork. Add the wine, 6 sprigs of chervil, garlic, and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes.

  2. Pour the mixture into a fine-mesh strainer and let sit for 10 minutes. Discard the tomato pulp. Season with salt and pepper. Return the broth to the pot and bring to a boil.

  3. Add the shrimp, reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the shrimp are pale pink and the tails curl.

  4. Divide the shrimp among 4 shallow soup bowls. Ladle some of the broth into each bowl and garnish with the chervil.

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