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shrimp with whiskey tarragon sauce on french bread

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Allison Hazell

A good friend of mine made these for a Bridal Luncheon and they were a huge hit. Easy, elegant and scrumptious.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Creamy and slightly sweet, this yummy dish has flavor for days.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 44 appetizers
prep time 55 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp with whiskey tarragon sauce on french bread

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 lb
    peeled shrimp, no tails (about 44)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    jack daniels whiskey
  • french bread
  • olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet cream butter
  • 4 clove
  • 1/4 c
    minced onion
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 c
    tarragon (adjust to taste)

How To Make shrimp with whiskey tarragon sauce on french bread

  • 1
    Heat butter in a medium sauce pan and cook onion until soft and translucent. Add garlic and lemon juice.
  • 2
    When garlic is just soft add heavy cream, milk, mustard and tarragon. Let sauce cook on med-low heat for 30 minutes to reduce by half, stirring occasionally
  • 3
    In a large skillet heat the butter and add shrimp. Toss with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook about 80% through about 1 – 2 minutes (shrimp will continue to cook in sauce).
  • 4
    While shrimp are cooking, cut French bread into ½ inch rounds and drizzle with olive oil. Toast in an oven or broiler until crisp.
  • 5
    Add the whiskey to the shrimp and flambé to burn it off. Add sauce to cover shrimp in pan and reduce heat to low.
  • 6
    Plate the bread toasts and top with 1 shrimp each. Drizzle sauce generously over shrimp and bread. Enjoy!