shoveling shrimp

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!)

Oven 450F.

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.

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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.

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Serves 2 hungry shrimp lovers with a hunk of crusty hot bread and side salad. My new favorite dinner.

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the last few… oh yeah since I’m a huge garlic fan,  I threw in a couple of whole cloves,  just because.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted October 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I love almost anything cooked in a cast iron skillet, but this looks especially wonderful! I love scampi and I love jumbo shrimp.

  2. Gabriel
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    I am making this ASAP! I bought one of those cheap shimp cleaners at Chef Restaurant Supply on Bowery and it works like a charm. Can’t wait to try this. It looks delicious!

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted October 28, 2009 at 9:18 am | Permalink

      I’ve now made this twice in 3 days! it’s delicious make sure you have a loaf of crusty bread for sopping… very important.

  3. Jill
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    this is one of my favourite summer meals, but done on the Barbie, with tons of garlic butter! we jsut eat straight off the grill…as an entree!


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