Basque Shrimp


1 lb. U16 shrimp (peeled and deveined) 
1 1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 cup wine 
2 roasted red bell peppers (peeled, seeded and diced) 
2 cups canned tomatoes (chopped) 
1 tsp. Saffron threads (soaked in a little water) 
1/4 cup chopped parsley 
pinch of salt and cayenne pepper

Heat up a large pan and sear the shrimp one minute per side, until pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside. Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add wine and cook until it evaporates almost completely. Add red bell peppers and incorporate. Then add the tomatoes, the saffron liquid and parsley (save some for the garnish). Season with salt and cayenne. 

This makes a great appetizer on top of French bread, or can be served over rice or pasta. 

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