Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Spicy Baked Shrimp
If you follow my facebook page you saw me raving about a shrimp recipe I made this week. This here is that recipe. I even went so far on facebook to say it was my favorite shrimp recipe... I think I'll stand by that. Now, typically I'll make a recipe and some time will pass before it shows up on the blog, but this was just too good to wait.
First of all, why don't I typically bake shrimp? It's so easy! I always cook them in a skillet, but this was a nice alternative. Then, add to it that the sauce was delicious- unbelievable delicious actually. My friend Natalie said it sounds like a New Orleans BBQ sauce- I trust her when it comes to food, but I have no background knowledge on that so it might be quite similar. What I will tell you is we didn't find this spicy at all, but it was very flavorful. The best part is dipping your bread in the sauce- we killed off a whole loaf (a small loaf... don't judge...). Make this. We will be having this often.
Source: Slightly adapted from Eat My Charlotte, originally from Bon Appetit
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp cajun OR Creole seasoning
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 pound shrimp
Fresh crusty bread
1- Combine the first six ingredients in a square oven safe dish. Stir well. Add the shrimp, toss well.
2- Refrigerate 1 hour.
3- Preheat the oven to 450. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once while cooking.
4- Serve with crusty bread for dipping.