Garlic and Herb-Roasted Shrimp

Circle B Kitchen

The only change I made to this recipe was to dial back the lemon a bit. I added the zest, but left out the lemon slices and lemon juice. If you like a hefty lemon presence to your seafood, then by all means, add it all in. We liked the background hint that the zest lent to the dish without overpowering the other flavors. I also added a bit more crushed red pepper, but that, too, is up to your personal preference.

Recipe courtesy, Ina Garten

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter

2 tablespoons good olive oil

2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)

2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 large lemons

2 pounds (8- to 10-count) shrimp, peeled with the tails on

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

4 slices country bread, toasted

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt the butter over low heat in a medium (10-inch) saute pan. Add the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and cook over low heat for one minute. Off the heat, zest one of the lemons directly into the butter mixture.

Meanwhile, arrange the shrimp snugly in one layer in a large (12-inch) round ovenproof sauté pan (or 10 × 13-inch baking dish) with only the tails overlapping. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp. Sprinkle with the sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Slice the ends off the zested lemon, cut five (1/4-inch-thick) slices, and tuck them among the shrimp. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, just until the shrimp are firm, pink, and cooked through. Cut the remaining lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the shrimp. Serve hot with the toasted bread for dipping into the garlic butter.