Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Spicy Shrimp

We had football practice tonight, so I needed something super easy to make for dinner tonight! I made these Spicy Shrimp and Steamed Artichokes and had dinner on the table within 30 minutes!


1 - 1 1/2 lbs of unpeeled, uncooked shrimp, 21-26 ct or larger (I got the shrimp that was already deveined...BIG time saver! However, if your grocery store doesn't sell them already deveined, click on this link to see how.)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

juice of three lemons

1/3 cup worchestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce

1/2 - 3/4 of a stick of butter (using REAL butter will make this dish so much better!)


Thoroughly rinse shrimp with shells still on. Place the shrimp on a large baking pan in a single layer. Drizzle the olive oil over the shrimp. Sprinkle pepper and salt generously over the shrimp. DON'T skimp on the pepper. I should have used more!

2. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top of the shrimp. (Ok, I cheated this time and used lemon juice...not as good, but works when you need a quick fix!) Drizzle the worchestershire sauce over the shrimp. Drizzle the tabasco sauce over the shrimp. I did 10 - 12 shakes and could have done more! But, I like mine spicy! Just adjust according to your desired hotness!

3. Cut the butter into pats and place the pats on top of the shrimp, spaced out evenly.

4. Place pan under broiler for about 10 minutes, until shrimp is no longer translucent. Don't overcook, as shrimp will get rubbery!

5. Peel shrimp and eat. I like to pour some of the sauce over them, but if you like to sop, you can stick a piece of bread in the juice and eat the sauce like that!