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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baked Shrimp Scampi


Shrimp - 15 count (devined and cleaned with tail on) 

olive oil - 3 tbsp
 salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1/4 cup minced shallots
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves/cilantro
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 extra-large egg yolk
2/3 cup  dried bread flakes
Lemon wedges, for serving


1-Peel, devein, and butterfly the shrimp, leaving the tails on.
2- Place the shrimp in a mixing bowl and toss gently with the olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.     3-Allow to sit at room temperature while you make the butter and garlic mixture.
4-In a small bowl, mash the softened butter with the garlic, shallots, parsley, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, lemon juice, egg yolk, bread flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper until combined.
5-Starting from the outer edge  arrange the shrimp in a single layer cut side down with the tails curling up and towards the center of the dish. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the shrimp.

6- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until hot and bubbly. If you like the top browned, place under a broiler for 1 minute. Serve with lemon wedges

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