DELICIOUS!! Bibs and lots of napkins are recommended! I only used 2 teaspoons butter, and added a dash of garlic powder and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes to the Zesty Italian dressing ~ Baked the shrimp in their shells for 15 minutes at 350F. Made for Spring PAC Orphanage 2011.
I make something similar but double the shrimp and add juice of 1 lemon and 2 TBS of pepper. Please cook in the shells...that makes the recipe!
This is delicious and very easy to make. Sounds unusual, but works very well. Thanks for posting!
Update: For 3/4 pounds shrimp, I used 1/2 bottle of dressing and about 6 TBS butter. I also added in small grape tomatoes and white mushrooms, quartered and we had plenty of sauce.
Well, it couldn't be simpler, although I had some trepidation putting in the oven covered in dressing and butter! It was pretty tasty, though. I think I could easily double the shrimp or reduce the dressing and butter, because this made a LOT of extra juice. While I could have used all of the bread to soak it up, I was already suffering a guilty conscience. I actually poured it in a container to save as marinade. Thanks for posting this, my fellow Gnome!
I remember cooking this in the late '70's and then LOST the recipie. This is FANTASTIC. Really. Serve it to Company. It does not really matter how many shrimp exactly you have, just mush them on in there and cover them well.
I used 2 lb of frozen shrimp. I thawed and rinsed the shrimp (peel and eat) dumped in a casserole dish dumped the dressing (16 oz) and added a few pat's of butter baked at 350. for 7 minutes stirred and baked 4-5 minutes more. Served with garlic bread. I thought it would be really tart like vinegar but it wasn't I think the butter toned it down. VERY GOOD! so easy.
I made this last night and I thought it was a bit salty. But, that could have been the brand of the dressing I used. It was not the brand I normally buy. Next time I will use less dressing, 16 oz, why to much for me. Others might like that much for dipping. It was good and very easy to prepare.
I made this for a lunch pot luck today and it was super easy and very tasty. There weren't any leftovers! I did shell the shrimp before baking them, and used about 10 ounces of the dressing.