Monday, January 18, 2010

Meatless Monday - Baked Shrimp in Foil

Baked Shrimp

Sometimes making a home cooked meal is just easy. This is a recipe to keep handy for nights after long hard days. A few minutes prep time, a quick pop into the oven, and dinner is served. I buy frozen shrimp whenever I find them on sale, which is often since I have a network of friends that call me with hot tips on where to find discount shrimp. That's just how I roll.

Baked Shrimp in Foil

Amounts given are per person and will make 1 foil-wrapped package

1/2 pound shrimp, thawed if frozen, and unpeeled
1/2 lemon sliced into wedges
1/2 Tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
1/2 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (or more to taste)

Preheat the oven to 400. Roll out a piece of aluminum foil about 18" long. Place ship in the middle of the foil. Scatter lemon, butter, and Old Bay over shrimp. Pull up the short sides of the foil and roll together to seal, then roll the two remaining open sides to make a tightly sealed packet. Place packet on a small baking sheet in case any juices escape during baking. Place on a rack in the middle of the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through. Serve with a nice piece of crusty bread for sopping up the lemon butter sauce.

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