Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)

There are days when it does not seem there is enough hours in the day to make it all happen.  This is an opportunity to reach out to one of my favorite bloggers and ask for help.  Erica graciously provided one of her authentic Colombian recipes to share with you.

I have been following My Colombian Recipes loyally since I started blogging. Erica was born and raised in Colombia and now lives in the U.S..  Erica strives through her blog to bring awareness and appreciation for Colombian culture and food traditions. You may have already discovered her blog. If not, please take the time to stop by and say hello to her. You will not be disappointed.

Without further ado-Welcome back Erica!

This simple Shrimp with Anise Sauce is a traditional Colombian dish from the Department of Sucre, where plain white rice is always served to soak up the aromatic anise sauce.

This dish is so simple that once you make it, it’s pretty easy to remember.

Buen provecho!

Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)
Serves 2
Recipe from My Colombian Recipes

10-12 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon anise extract
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper
1.  In a large pot, bring water to a boil.  Turn off heat, add the shrimp and cover.  Leave the shrimp in the hot water for 1 minute, drain and set aside.
2.  In a large pot saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil.  Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the flour and stir well.
3.  Add the wine to the saucepan, bring to a boil ad then reduce the heat to medium low.  Add the heavy cream, shrimp, anise seeds, anise extract and cook in sauce for 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley.  Add salt and pepper, if necessary.

47 thoughts on “Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)

  1. I wish I had had this recipe last night because I was looking for something different to do with shrimp! This looks great and unique – I would love to try! I have everything but the anise extract… 🙂 Thanks for posting!


  2. This looks delicious! Heading to Florida to visit my mom for a few days and she loves shrimp! I'm taking this recipe with me – I think she will really enjoy it! (Plus she loves to hear about my blogging adventures!) Also thanx for the referral to mycolombianrecipes – will check it out now!


  3. This sounds and looks really lovely. I had a mussels dish once that was similarly flavoured and I was licking the plate, but did not have the recipe – and had forgotten about it. Thank you!:)Valerie…I will now check out the other site!:)


  4. Sounds wonderful! Love that it is easy. It is funny because I bought anise seeds for something and used a tiny, tiny bit, and then I thought what the heck am I going to do with these now. Well thank you because now I


  5. I too have been a follower of Erica, her recipes rock. I've made a few of them and they have all been good. I like how she shares a little bit about the heritage behind the recipes.


  6. I've made this dish per your recipe now 4 times all 4 with guests and blew there minds with the wonderful rich taste and anise which was new fresh taste in a dish for them. Thank you it's my favorite since I do not eat meat. Would love to try other Columbian meatless recipes if there avail. Thanks Again Michael


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