Shrimp Scampi

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Alan in SW Florida

Here's a fast, easy, and elegant appetizer or main course....especially if you make the flavored butter in advance (you can make the butter upto a week ahead and refrigerate until ready to use.) Serve along with a nice white wine and some good crusty bread for dipping in the garlic butter. Be ready for raves!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the butter with the chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of the chopped parsley, the lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper to taste. (Please, don't over-season with the salt and pepper -- start with just a pinch of each and add more, if desired.).
  3. In a large gratin dish (or a pretty, shallow oven-proof casserole -- if you don't have a gratin dish), arrange the shrimp, tails up, in a circular pattern. dot the shrimp with the flavored butter and roast for about 10 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and the butter is bubbling.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley and the basil leaves. Serve hot and don't forget to have some crusty bread.

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