Monday, September 3, 2007

Garlic Baked Shrimp

Shrimp + Garlic = a winner!

Garlic Baked Shrimp (Level 1)

1 pound medium or large uncooked shrimp
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

If the shrimp are not peeled, peel them and set aside in a bowl. Place the shrimp in a flat baking dish (11x7), arranging so that they are in an even layer and not overlapping. Pour the olive oil evenly over the shrimp. Then, combine the cilantro, garlic, red pepper and pepper. Sprinkle the cilantro mixture evenly over the shrimp. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove the foil from the pan and turn the shrimp over. Sprinkle evenly with the parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for another 7 minutes.

Serve hot as an appetizer or as a romantic dinner for 2.

You can easily double the amounts and bake in a 13 x 9 pan.

This works well for parties - I make up batches of it in foil throw away pans and there is no clean up!



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