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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp

 With Christmas falling midweek this year, Tim and I were home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We haven't enjoyed Christmas at home in at least 4 years.  We missed being with friends and family but it was nice to have a quiet day to enjoy each others company.

Since we're rarely home for Christmas, we don't have a traditional Christmas Eve meal.  I wanted to have something special that didn't require hours in the kitchen.  We both love shrimp but almost always grill it.  Grilling and Omaha winters don't mix.  I did a quick search and found this recipe.   I read it several times and read the reviews.  Although it almost seemed too simple and easy, I was sold.  Well simple or easy would not be the first word I would use to describe this recipe, delicious would be!

We will be having these again and this recipe could easily be served at a dinner party.  Be sure to have some crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce!!





 Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined
  • 8 Tbs. butter (1 stick), melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (my addition)
  • 1 packet of Good Seasons Italian all natural seasoning
  • 1 1/2 lemon, sliced into circles
  • 1 Tbs. dried parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, ground

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with minced garlic, and pour into a 9×111 inch glass casserole dish, spreading it all over the bottom of the dish.
  3. Arrange the lemon slices on top of butter, forming a single layer.
  4. Arrange the cleaned and deveined shrimp on top of the lemon slices.
  5. Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning over the shrimp.
  6. Sprinkle the parsley flakes and pepper on top of that.
  7. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty with the lemons Julie! Looks like a nice meal for a special night:@)

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  2. What a delicious way to serve shrimp! And it sounds like the two of you had a lovely and relaxing Christmas together.

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  3. My husband still likes to grill in the winter but we have a natural gas grill which makes it so much easier. This sounds like a delicious Christmas dinner for two.

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  4. I loved the idea of this recipe so much

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  5. Hello my name is Francesca and I'm Italian. I discovered your blog by accident and I immediately liked, because there are so many interesting things. I have joined your followers. If you go too foul. Thank you. Francesca.

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