Monday, August 19, 2013

Scrumptious Shrimp Scampi





We love shrimp. The whole family does.  But we don't eat it too often.  We go to Red Lobster once a year for all you can eat shrimp and then have the occasional shrimp basket at Culvers.   I never make it.  Weird, huh.

This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Danielle's blog Hugs & CookiesXOXO. Now, if you're familiar with Danielle's blog, you'll know that she has the most fabulous treats.  Her pictures are completely mouthwatering. I just went back there again and saw Deep Fried Snickers Bars. We have a private joke around here, every time I make something really healthy, the family says, "I'll bet deep fried snickers bars are better!" 


I drooled looked at tons of Danielle's tasty treats.  Then I saw her Scrumptious Shrimp That Will Knock Your Socks Off!!  The title alone just grabbed me!  I knew right away that it was high time that I made shrimp scampi for the family.  

This was super easy to make and the whole family loved it. My shrimp loving son probably ate half of it and continues to request that I make more.  She also has a Coconut Shrimp that looks amazing. 




Scrumptious Shrimp Scampi
Adapted from Hugs & CookiesXOXO

1 stick of butter
2 lbs. shrimp, deshelled and deveined (thawed and dried)
Sea salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, turmeric
1 1/2 lemons, thinly sliced

Directions: 
1. Line a baking pan (with sides) with nonstick foil.
2.  Lay the butter on the pan and place in the oven until melted, 3-4 mins.
3. Remove and lay lemon slices on the pan.
4.  Place the shrimp on the lemon slices.  Season with the above spices evenly & generously and then flip and season the other side.
5.  Bake at 350 for 10 mins.  Flip shrimp over and bake another 10 minutes or until fully cooked through.  Serve over pasta or rice using the rest of the lemon/butter sauce in the pan!










14 comments:

  1. OMG!!!! We had each other!!! Your crepes rocked our world! Right up there with deep fried snickers lol. Your shrimp looks fab!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Yum! I haven't had scampi in ages. Makes me drool!

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  3. Looks super easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal.

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  4. Visiting from Group A - I did an orphan rescue from last week's reveal - and I am in LOVE with this recipe. Oh, my! I am making it this weekend. Thanks for sharing with the SRC. Deep fried Snickers, huh? I'll just take your word on that one.

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  5. Oooooooooh I love shrimp...especially during summer. Great choice!

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  6. Ohhhh - you'v found my weak spot - that huge tray of shrimp looks so amazing to me! If I had to pick one food to eat, shrimp would be a top contender - must make!

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  7. I can completely see why this was a winning dish at your house. Such a simple recipe but super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you and one of our leaders! You are doing a wonderful job.

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  8. Now you've got me craving shrimp! I just love them so much, and this recipe sounds great!

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  9. Just wanted to say THANKS for all you do making SRC Group C happen. You rock!

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  10. This shrimp looks great! (And I bet following it up with a deep fried Snickers for dessert would be amazing)

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  11. I love shrimp scampi - I used to make that all the time for surf and turf, but I think I overshrimped Tony because at the mere mention of shrimp he's like "eh."

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  12. I love drooling over Danielle's blog, too! You picked a winner...I need to make this shrimp scampi, too...easy and it looks amazing!

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  13. I love the Scrumptious Shrimp Scampi recipe of this blog.
    Easy and Yummy!

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