Garlic Butter and Tarragon Poached Shrimp

Garlic Butter and Tarragon Poached Shrimp

35 mins total time

15 mins active time


Serves 2



  • 16 (8¾ oz) large shrimp

    peeled, deveined and tails intact

  • 1¾ oz chilled unsalted butter

    cut into small cubes

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

To serve:

  • Crusty bread
  • Salad greens
  • Chopped chives


  • 1Fill the pot of the Precision Poacher with water up to the POACH fill line.
  • 2Cover with the lid and insert probe through the vent. Press METHOD button to select POACH/BOIL. Press TEMPERATURE button to select 185°F. Press TIME button to select 20 minutes. Press START to preheat water.
  • 3While the water is preheating, put the shrimp into a vacuum bag or strong resealable bag. Add the butter, tarragon and garlic. Season with pepper. Vacuum seal the bag or seal the resealable bag, making sure all air is pressed out.
  • 4Once preheated the unit will beep. Drop the bag into the water ensuring it is submerged. Cover with the lid and insert probe. Press START.
  • 5Poach the shrimp for 15 minutes until cooked. They will change color and turn opaque when cooked. Cook for another 5 minutes, if needed.
  • 6Once cooked, remove the bag and snip the corner to pour the shrimp into 2 serving bowls. Drizzle over the garlic and tarragon butter, season. Serve with crusty bread, salad greens and chives.

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