When I saw one of my favorite Food Network personalities make this, I had to try it. And I'm so glad I did. Whether you're looking for a meal or an appetizer, the PW's Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp fits the bill.
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 pounds raw frozen shrimp, deveined, shells on
- 2 sticks cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 lemon, juiced
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Rinse the shrimp to separate, and then arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
To the bowl of a food processor, add the butter, parsley, salt, red pepper, garlic and lemon juice.
Pulse until combined.
Now, sprinkle the cold butter crumbles over the shrimp.
Bake until the shrimp is opaque and the butter is hot a bubbly, approximately 10-15 minutes.
On this occasion, I put the cooked shrimp and some of the sauce into a bowl and served it family style with a loaf of french bread for a rustic dinner. The bread is SO good dipped in the sauce.
This also makes an easy appetizer for parties. Just pop the tray into the oven as your guests arrive.
And wouldn't this be delicious over pasta?
I have to apologize for not having any pix of the finished product. We got a little carried away and dug in before I even thought about the camera. Sorry.
Now don't let the spicy part scare you. It's not hot. Maybe cut back some on the red pepper flakes, but you definitely do not want to omit this entirely. You'll lose an important dimension of flavor.
Okay, so my world is completely topsy-turvy these days. I never know what to expect from one day to the next. But what's going on in your world?