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Barefoot Contessa’s fennel & garlic shrimp

I recently received “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof” as a gift and have been waiting to try a new recipe. I love going through cook books, staring at the delicious looking food, and book marking recipes. Foolproof dishes are deeply satisfying, recipes that you can trust and as Ina Garten wrote: “when a recipe becomes truly foolproof, you feel that you can almost make it with your eyes closed.” That is how I feel about Ina’s recipes– they are always reliable and you want to make dishes over again. I chose this recipe for fennel & garlic shrimp because I needed a fairly simple dish to make at a friend’s house. It’s super easy and oh so delicious. I did not end up using Pernod or fleur del sel and the truth is, I didn’t feel like buying them. Pernod is an optional ingredient anyways and I just used kosher salt. It’s a dish perfect for sharing. I recommend eating with toasted baguette to dip in the sauce or with basmati rice. My only warning is that …