roasted shrimp with basil butter parmesan

shrimp is a great “go-to” protein for summertime meals.  it is lighter than most proteins and cooks very quickly. usually, a goal of a summer dish is to limit cook time in the kitchen, reducing heat generated by the stovetop or oven.

these shrimp roast in 12 minutes in the oven and are delicious served with crusty bread, rice, or any other starch.  the fresh herbs make them especially delicious.  any white wine or beer could be used, with the wine or beer being the key to the layer of flavor in the shrimp.  serve this recipe to your guests and they will think you are a master chef.

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to prepare the shrimp:

gather these ingredients:  1/2 stick butter or margarine, white wine or beer, white onion, 1-2 lemons  chopped basil and parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and grated fresh parmesan.

using a ceramic baking dish, clean the shrimp and place in the dish.  slice white onion and lemon.  place in the dish.  add butter, wine or beer to cover the bottom of the dish, and seasonings. other suggestions for seasonings could include: Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, seafood seasoning, rosemary leaves, or thyme.

in a preheated oven to 350 degrees, place the dish and bake for 12 minutes or longer depending on the size of shrimp. serve with grated parmesan cheese, after removing the lemon slices.

 

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