Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Key West Shrimp

Man, this is one of those recipes that is ridiculously easy. It's a perfect way to use up your fresh shrimp this time of year. And there's always the buy one, get one specials on frozen shrimp...perfect for that too! Here's what you need (again...ridiculously easy...)

A pound of shrimp (with shells), a bottle of Wishbone Italian dressing (I don't know why it has to be Wishbone...it's just the rule), cracked black pepper, a lemon. (These measurements will feed about 4 people for dinner).

Grab a casserole dish, and toss in your shrimp. Add the whole bottle of dressing. Don't be scared! Add a generous smattering (how's that for detailed instructions!) of cracked black pepper. To me, the more the better!

I ended up only using half of my lemon because it was freakish large. Normally, you would cut a lemon in half and squeeze each half over the shrimp. Toss the rest of the lemon in for good measure.Add butter! I'd say use about 4 tablespoons of butter to dot the top of the shrimp.

Then bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. Check it after 15 minutes, and give it all a good stir.

That's it! Check, check it:

Seriously...who knew something this delicious could be so easy!

Serve with a green salad, corn, and crusty bread. You must serve with a good crusty loaf of bread..how else would you possibly sop up all that delicious sauce?!

A note on the corn: Tonight was chili lime corn. You can make this as easy or as complicated as you like. Since we were cooking inside, I just cooked the corn on the stove, added butter, chili powder and served it with a slice of lime. If you're grilling anyway, just throw the corn on the grill, and serve with some sort of fancy lime butter or aioli and a sprinking of chili powder. Delicious no matter which way you make it!

1 comment:

  1. My nephew LOVES shrimp!! I'm going to send my sister this recipe. She hates to cook but your right, this looks super easy to make, even she would do it.