Monday, December 7, 2009

Black Pepper Shrimp

Harris Teeter has been having shrimp on sale so I found this recipe from Paula Deen at RecipeZaar. It's her Black Pepper Shrimp and I only changed a few things. The original recipe says to leave the shrimp unpeeled and we just don't like to spend that much time working while we eat. ;) Plus, what a mess it must make! So I peeled the shrimp and reduced the pepper a little. I also only used 1 pound of shrimp because as much as we love shrimp we certainly don't need to eat 3 pounds of it at one sitting!

1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoons chopped garlic
1 Tablespoons fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse and drain shrimp and place in shallow baking pan. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour the garlic butter mixture over shrimp and toss to coat.

Sprinkle about half the pepper over shrimp until they are well covered. Bake until pink (about 5 minutes).

Turn shrimp over sprinkle with remaining pepper and bake a few minutes longer.

This is a quick and simple meal that has is great for a weeknight but still tastes great. I served ours with bread, salad & white rice. Enjoy!