Anise adds a hint of licorice flavor to an elegant dish of shrimp in a light cream sauce. Photo credit: Ali Ebright from Gimme Some Oven.
Heat oil, garlic and anise seed in large skillet on medium heat until garlic just begins to sizzle. Add shrimp in a single layer; cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm
Stir bell pepper into skillet; cook and stir about 3 minutes. Add shallots; cook and stir 3 minutes longer or until tender. Add wine; cook 1 minute, stirring to release brown bits from bottom of skillet
Stir in cream, salt and pepper; simmer 3 minutes or until thickened. Return shrimp to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Serve over cooked rice, if desired