throwback thursday.. spicy lemon garlic shrimp

i originally posted this recipe here.. and it's been a staple in my house ever since.. we love this recipe.. it's great as appetizer or main dish with a salad or over pasta.. it's ahhmmaazing.. and it's so easy and so yummy.. try it .. you'll love it!!

i used thawed and rinsed shrimp.. 

i cut back on the butter by quite a lot from the recipe that inspired me.. mine almost looks like either broccoli florets or pesto.. but the taste was still there and spot on.. really good..

spicy lemon garlic shrimp

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15-20 minutes
servings: 4


1 lb. raw shrimp, deveind with shell on, thawed
3 tblsp. butter, cut into pieces, cold
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tblsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon

pre heat oven to 375.. rinse your shrimp and arrange them in a single layer on your baking sheet.. {if i hadn't already made bacon on my baking sheet i would have sprayed it lightly with pam}  in the bowl of a food processor, add butter, garlic, lemon juice and zest, salt and parsley.. pulse until well combined.. sprinkle cold butter crumble over the shrimp.. sprinkle with crushed red pepper.. bake for 3-4 minutes and remove from oven.. with spatula mix shrimp around to get it well covered with everything.. bake another 3-5 minutes until shrimp is opaque and butter mixture is melted.. serve immediately with crusty bread {i served it with ciabatta that i had drizzled with olive oil and toasted since my shrimp was not as buttery as the original recipe once i served the shrimp i took the cooked bread and spread it all around the baking sheet allowing the remaining sauce to adhere to the bread.. it was to die for.. believe you me.. soo worth it..}

enjoy and get cook'n!!!


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