Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lemon-Butter Shrimp

This is a great and easy meal for the week. It will not disappoint. In the words of my husband, "We will be making this again." This sentence is angels singing in my ears. He is a picky eater but, I love to find recipes that we can both enjoy! This recipe only took about 30 minutes to whip up and it was so perfect. It is spicy without overpowering the shrimp and the dish is so pretty it will impress your guest!
Source:Paula Deen

1 stick of Melted Butter (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Stick will work great)
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 tablespoon of Ground Pepper
1/2 tablespoon of Hot Sauce (I used Louisiana Hot Sauce)
1 clove of Garlic; minced
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1.25 lbs of Unpeeled Large Raw Shrimp
1 lemon-sliced

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Next, rinse your shrimp. I put the shrimp in a colander and run cold water over them in the sink. While these shrimp are rinsing, let's get the marinade together!

Melt your butter in the microwave, takes about 45-60 seconds. Add the worcestershire, lemon juice, salt and pepper, hot sauce and garlic. Stir it all up, it smells absolutely divine!

Now, go back to your shrimp. Peel the entire shrimp, but leave the tail on.

Next, get out your favorite oven-safe dish, pour half of your butter mixture in the dish.

The next step is the layering, layer the shrimp and half of the lemon slices. Continue by placing another layer of shrimp and lemon slices. All the shrimp and lemon should now be in the dish.

Top with the remaining half of the butter sauce and bake for 20 minutes.

Check on your shrimp at 10 minutes and stir. When you do this pop a pan of sliced french bread in the oven.

Stir the shrimp again at 5 minutes.

After the longest five minutes, your dinner is ready!

Dip the bread in the juices, this is the one time it is absolutely acceptable and some may argue...mandatory. Serve with a simple side salad for a crunch and to make you not feel so guilty about indulging in this wonderful dinner!

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