Lemon Buttered Shrimp

I acquired this recipe from a co-worker who shared it on her facebook wall, in which I made fun of her and commented at how she didn’t share it with any of us.  I’ve tried a similar version of this many years ago, I believe it was Paula Deen’s recipe, and decided to make it again for New Year’s day.  It’s a simple recipe, very straight forward and easy to prepare, AND quick to cook as well!  Serve it up with some crusty french bread or any crusty bread of your choice, you’ll need it to sop up all the yummy juices that has cooked out.  Give it a try, won’t you? 😉

Served up with some crusty bread.....

Served up with some crusty bread…..

2 lbs. Medium – Large Shrimp, deveined (DO NOT PEEL)
1 cup REAL unsalted Butter (2 sticks)
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 fresh Lemons
2 Tbsp. ground Black pepper (YES! This much, trust me)
1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Accent
2 – 3 Tbsp. Hot sauce (I used Texas Pete brand)
1/2 cup Green onions, chopped
Crusty Bread, for sopping yummy juices

Preheat oven to 400°.  Begin by melting 1 stick of butter in the microwave.  To this, add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, accent, black pepper (trust me on this amount 😉 ), and lemon juice (from 2 lemons only).

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Whisk these ingredients to combine well.  Wash the shrimp and allow to drain in a colander.  Pour them into a large mixing bowl.

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Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp and toss to coat.  Add the green onions and toss well to combine.

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Pour into a deep baking pan and spread out evenly into a single layer.

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As if you thought you had enough already, NOT! 😉  Dot the tops of the shrimp with the remaining stick of butter and then slice the remaining lemon and place the slices over the tops of the shrimp.  Bake for 15 minutes, I didn’t have to stir at all, but you could.  Serve immediately, with some crusty bread or rolls.  ENJOY!

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