This is one of Paesano's Restaurant signature dishes. You will love this garlic shrimp dish. Paesano's Restaurant is on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.



For Shrimp
2 pints half-and-half cream
salt & pepper, to taste
1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on (about 20)
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For Sauce
1 egg yolk
1 1⁄2 cups butter, cold, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium lemon, juice of
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped


Pre-heat oven to 400º F.
Soak shrimp in half& half for 30 minutes.
Drain shrimp and dust lightly in flour.
Sauté shrimp for 5 minutes on one side.
You will have to do in batches so that you do not overcrowd.
Do not turn shrimp.
Remove shrimp and place in a baking dish, sautéd side down, and place in pre-heated oven.
Turn to BROIL and broil for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix egg yolk and lemon juice in half the butter and stir over low heat until butter is melted; take off heat.
Add garlic and remaining butter and return pan to heat. Stir briskly until butter melts and sauce thickens.
(Add a small amount of half& half to thicken more if you like.) Add chives and parsley.
Pool sauce in plates and top with shrimp.
Serve immediately.