Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shrimp the easy way.

I am always looking up recipes on cook books, online, magazines and on TV.  I have a lot of Cookbooks, recipe cut outs, binders, and recipe holders.  I told you I have a lot of recipes.  This one I found on Pinterest.  I would like to give credit, but the link is not taking me back to the original post.  Their version is different from mine, but they gave me the idea of baking it on top of lemon slices.
They used butter, lemon and Italian seasonings.  I used less butter, the lemons and my choice of spices.  

I made it my own by using less butter and adding what ever spices I had.
I melted 1/2 stick of butter, and used 2 whole lemons and sliced thin it to cover the glass baking dish.
I put the shrimp on top and I left the tails on.  I used the EZ Peel Frozen Shrimp.  Then I sprinkled, garlic powder, garlic salt, Steak Seasonings- yes, steak Seasonings- Have you looked at the spices in this thing!?  Mrs Dash, the regular kind, Mrs Dash the lemon blend kind.  (The more lemon the better right?)  I also added crushed red pepper and for a good measure I squeezed the 4 lemon ends on top of this sucker.  Then I baked it at 375 for 15 minutes or so.

Let me tell you, it was good and none of the mess making shrimp in the pan?  Is it done?  Did I cook it too much?  Is it now rubbery?  I can see this will be a great party appetizer.

Here is the recipe that is my own.
1/2 cup melted butter

2-3 lemons sliced thin to cover the baking dish.
shrimps peel the skin and can leave the tail or take off
seasonings what ever you have, sprinkle  evenly over shrimp and lemon
squeeze the lemon ends before cooking or after...
bake at 375 for 15 minutes depending on your can always grab one to taste it.

You can say yummy after your tongue cooled off a bit......


  1. Wonderful! I make my shrimp with similar ingredients but I cook it quickly on my stove top for literally 2 minutes to avoid overcooking. I do love the "bed" of lemon slices in your recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Thanks for the comment Shelly. Let me know what you think. I sometimes over cook shrimp when I cook it stove top. There are other similar recipes with the "bed" of lemon. I like it because you can make it what ever herbs you have.

  3. I think I am following you now!

  4. I am going to try making them this weekend yummy!

  5. Let me know what you think. You can use any seasonings you have, but make the lemon slices. It takes about 2-3 lemons for the size of dish I used.