Shrimp Buzara-Style

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Italian Comfort Food

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Adapted from Lidia Bastianich’s Lidia’s Italy, this dish hails from Italy’s Adriatic coast and borrows its name from the neighbors across the sea: Buzara is Croatian for “stew.” Tomato paste, white wine, and plenty of fresh parsley make for a simple yet delectable broth—you’ll want some crusty bread to sop it up.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2


  • Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high. Add garlic and shallots and cook for 1–2 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook 2 minutes more. Add wine and ½ cup water; reduce for 6 minutes. Add shrimp, salt, and pepper and cook, flipping shrimp halfway, 3–4 minutes, or until shrimp are p