Serve over pasta for a quick weeknight meal. I added a bit of extra panko breadcrumbs and parsley for some extra crunch. It was really good; there was a great layering of sweet and salty flavors, with just a hint of spice from the red pepper flakes. Next time, I’ll probably try to mix it up a bit, and add in some Parmesan cheese.
2 lb. (12-15 per pound) shrimp in the shell; peeled (tails on) and deveined
3 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. dry white wine
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 Tbs. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tsp. minced garlic (4 cloves)
1/4 c. minced shallots (I used 1/8 c. dried onion flakes)
3 Tbs. minced fresh parsley leaves
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 extra-large egg yolk
2/3 c. panko breadcrumbs
Lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat the oven to 425.
Place shrimp in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, wine, 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.
In another bowl, mix softened butter and all other remaining ingredients, except the lemon wedges.
In a 14-inch oval gratin dish, arrange the shrimp in a single layer, cut side down, with tails pointing up. (Ina recommends beginning at the edge and working towards the center.) Pour what’s left of the olive oil and wine mixture on top of the shrimp. Spread/crumble butter mixture on top of the shrimp.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until hot and bubbling. Then, broil for 1 minute, until top is slightly browned.
This is a favorite appetizer of ours – we serve this both hot and at room temperature (grill and keep warm in the oven, if you prefer). I haven’t tried it, but I bet this would be fantastic in a taco, topped with a light, fresh salsa.
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (less to cut the heat)
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. light brown sugar or honey (I’ve made it with both)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 lime, juiced
2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
If using bamboo skewers during grilling, soak skewers for 30 minutes, prior to threading the shrimp. You may also skip the skewers and place the shrimp directly on the grill.
In a large ziplock bag, combine all ingredients except for the shrimp. Once thoroughly mixed together, add shrimp and toss to coat. Preheat grill, if serving immediately. Otherwise, refrigerate marinating shrimp until ready to grill.
Grill shrimp / shrimp skewers until pink and lightly charred on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.