Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp
serves 4 - 6

2 pounds shrimp, deveined, shells still on
2 sticks unsalted butter
4-5 cloves of garlic
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place shrimp into a roasting pan with raised sides.  
Cut butter into pieces and place into the bowl of a food processor.  Add garlic, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and red pepper.  Pulse about 5 times, until all ingredients are combined.  Using your fingers scoop out tablespoon-sized chunks of the butter mixture and sprinkle on top of shrimp.  Place dish into oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque, stirring once halfway through cooking time.  Serve warm with loaf of crusty bread.

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