Yesiree Bob, and you will too, once you make this…
Shrimp Scampi (adapted from here)
1 1/2 pds large shrimp peel and deveined
1 stick butter (8 tbsp), softened
zest and juice 1 lemon
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
2 sprigs thyme (strip the leaves off one and keep the other whole)
2 tbsp chopped parsley
6 cloves garlic chopped (you can never have enough garlic in my book!)
Line the shrimp, in a single layer, in a heavy oven proof dish (I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet).
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and dot over shrimp.
Place in oven and cook 10 mins, (depending on the size of your shrimp, they will be cooked at this stage) mine were quite large, I gave them a stir in the pan and cooked a further 4 mins. Perfect.
Serves 2 hungry shrimp lovers with a hunk of crusty hot bread and side salad. My new favorite dinner.
the last few… oh yeah since I’m a huge garlic fan, I threw in a couple of whole cloves, just because.