Bourbon & Dill Shrimp Appetizer

Time: 20 minutes

I have made this recipe easily a dozen times as it is so easy and so very tasty. It comes from a skillet recipe book that I have, but it is such a sophisticated appetizer, I paired it with the theme from the Godfather. Truly for the suave and debonair…

Music Selection: Andre Rieu – Godfather Theme


1 ½ pounds shrimp, cooked, and peeled (tails off)

3 Tbsp butter

½ cup bourbon

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp fresh chopped dill


Dill for garnish

1 baguette, cut into ½ inch slices on diagonal


In large pan, melt butter. Add bourbon and tomato paste, mix well. Add in cream and dill and heat on low to medium heat. Let thicken. Salt/pepper to taste.

Add in shrimp and heat up until they are hot, but not over cooked.

Serve with spoons so you can put shrimp and a bit of extra sauce on each slice of bread. Have lots of bread handy to sop up the creamy sauce even after all the shrimp are gone!

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