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Poaching shrimp in a combination of butter, lemon juice and white wine gives them a bright, tangy flavor and plump, succulent texture, and it takes only about five minutes. Served in bowls with a little of their broth and a dollop of dill-speckled mayonnaise, they’re rich and soupy, perfect with a hunk of crusty bread on the side to mop up every last drop.

Butter-Poached Shrimp with Dill Mayonnaise

Ingredients for the shrimp:

• 2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 1/2 cup dry white wine, plus more if needed

• 1 pound shelled large shrimp

• Juice of 1/2 lemon

• Pinch of fine sea or table salt

Ingredients for the dill mayonnaise:

• 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus more to taste

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise

• 1/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt


Using a mortar and pestle or a cutting board and the flat side of a knife, crack the coriander seeds. Add to a large dry saucepan over medium heat and toast for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

Add butter and wine to the coriander in the pan, and swirl until butter has melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add shrimp, lemon juice and pinch of salt. The liquid should come about halfway up the sides of the shrimp. If needed, add a splash more wine to the pan.

Gently poach shrimp for 2 minutes, then flip. Poach for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until they turn pink and are just cooked through.

While shrimp are poaching, make the dill mayonnaise: In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, dill, mayonnaise and salt. Taste, and add more salt and lemon juice if needed.

Pour shrimp and all of their juices into a shallow bowl, and top with dollops of dill mayonnaise. Garnish with dill fronds and serve.

Total time: 20 minutes, serves 3-4.

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