Shrimp season is in full swing and nothing is sweeter than local SC shrimp fresh off the docks! Our local shrimpers have faced a lot of difficulties competing with the cheaper imported shrimp you find in most stores, but you can taste the difference when they are local and fresh! Do a little research on shrimp farming and imported shrimp from Asia; I think you will agree that spending a few extra bucks is well worth the quality and purity of what you are eating. If you compare the flavors side by side, imported shrimp has a metallic after taste that is worrisome to say the least. Local SC shrimp have a subtle sweetness to them and fresh is always better! Take a trip to the docks on Shem Creek, visit local fish markets, or follow our local captains on Facebook and Instagram to find out where you can purchase their fresh catch!
I call this recipe Simply Shrimp because it is quick, easy and tasty! It lets the flavor of the shrimp shine through and only takes minutes to prepare.
- 1 pound local shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled & smashed
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 1 1/2 cups white wine (citrusy and crisp such as Pinot Grigio)
- 1 cup seafood stock
- 2 Tbs. butter
- 2 Tbs. capers
- 1 Tbs. celery seeds
- Pinch of white pepper
- 2 pinches of kosher salt