Friday, June 21, 2013

Foodie Fridays: Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp

From What Will I Cook Today?

Roasting or baking is my new favorite way to cook shrimp (closely followed by grilling, which only comes in second because I do not like to set up the grill!).  My favorite flavor combination for shrimp includes lemon, garlic, and one or more fresh herbs, so the recipe from Epicurious for Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp needed minimal tweaking to satisfy my tastes.  Be sure to serve this with bread, rice, or pasta to soak up all of the luscious sauce.

Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp

1/4 C. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz. medium shrimp, peeled
2  T. lemon juice
zest of one lemon
2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Combine the olive oil and garlic in a 11x7-inch baking dish (or one similar in size).  Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes until the garlic is lightly colored.  Add the shrimp and lemon juice, turning the shrimp to coat.  Salt to taste.  Bake the shrimp 6-8 minutes until just cooked through.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the lemon zest and parsley.  Serves 2.

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