Camarones Con Salsa de Anis (Shrimp with Anise Sauce)

Camarones con salsa de Anis

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 and have a nice weekend!



(2 servings)

  • 10 to12 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 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 the heat, add the shrimp and cover. Leave the shrimp in the hot water for 1 minute, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large 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 and then reduce the heat to medium low. Add the heavy cream, shrimp, anise seeds, anise extract and cook in the sauce for 5 minutes, Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
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  1. says

    I use a lot of Anise in my Italian desserts and have never seen it used in a savory dish. I absolutely love this! I can’t wait to try it! My mouth is watering…

  2. says

    This a perfect dish to me!! Me encanta Erica los camarones o gamas o lo que sean y esto se ve taaaan delicioso! me encanta! muchos cariños, gloria

  3. says

    I absolutely love the flavor of anise and use star anise and fennel in a lot of dishes. I like the idea of making it the star of this sauce and look forward to trying it.

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