Monday, April 02, 2012

Italian Shrimp Bake

The Menu:
Italian Shrimp Bake


The Original Recipe:
I found this on Pinterest. We love shrimp, but I typically boil it with some Cajun seasonings and then we dip it in butter and/or cocktail sauce. So, this was a nice change for us. This shrimp was delicious. I only used 1/2 a packet of Italian seasoning, though. I think next time I will make my own for on top instead. This baked up fast and I saved the butter/lemon mixture at the end to use on some fish that I want to grill up soon.

 (There was no name for this on Pinterest)
Melt a stick of butter in the pan. Slice one lemon and layer it on top of the butter. Put down fresh shrimp, then sprinkle one pack of dried Italian seasoning. Put in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 min.

 The above recipe is how the recipe was written on Pinterest. There was no name, no amounts, and no link to the picture, so here is what I did.

Italian Shrimp Bake

2 packages, uncooked,  peel and eat shrimp (31-40 count)
1 stick butter
2 lemons, washed and sliced thin
1 packet Italian Dressing and Seasoning Mix

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Make sure shrimp is thawed out, if you bought them frozen.  Lay sliced lemons down in 13x9 casserole dish. Peel shrimp, if desierd. Place uncooked shrimp on top, spreading evenly. Pour butter over top of shrimp. Sprinkle Italian seasoning all over shrimp. Bake uncovered 15 minutes. You could even broil for a few minutes to sort of caramelize the Italian dressing on top. No more than 2 minutes.

19 comments:

Carol Gonzales said...

Do you mean dried Italian dressing mix or Dried Italian Seasonings like oregano, basil etc...?

Anonymous said...

Hi, When you say "packet" of Italian Seasoning, do you mean dry Italian dressing mix? Thanks!

4*KowBoys said...

Yes, I used a packet of Italian Seasoning mix that is used for the dressing. However, you can make your own. Italian Dressing Mix can be found here. http://4kowboys.blogspot.com/2008/08/81208-seasoning-mixes.html

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am having trouble finding the Italian seasoning mix packet in stores. What brand do you use and where have you found it? Thanks.

4*KowBoys said...

I have found it at Walmart. Good Seasons Italian Dressing and Seasoning Mix. Hope that helps. It's right by all the salad dressings, in a packet, or in a box if you want a few packets.

Anonymous said...

Would the Italian Shake N' Bake seasoning package work just as well or are these seasoning packages completely different from each other?

4*KowBoys said...

I am pretty sure that would probably have bread crumbs in it. I am not sure how flavorful it would be with the other spices, though. I would just try it. It would add a nice crunch. I would broil it for a minute or two, also to crunch up the bread. If it doesn't work, then you can always use the substitute Italian seasoning with the link I posted above, if you cannot find the packets.

4*KowBoys said...

Oh, and if it doesn't work with the Shake N Bake, I would just gently "rinse" each shrimp off in the butter and eat them anyway!! No use wasting yummy shrimp!! :)

Larry said...

And if you want to use pre-cooked shrimp how long would you leave it in the oven?

4*KowBoys said...

Hi Larry,

If you have to use precooked shrimp, I would mix the seasoning in with the butter and microwave to get the seasoning to soften a bit and incooperated with the butter. I would just dip your precooked shrimp in there and enjoy.

You could, also, lay the thawed shrimp in the pan and pour the warm melted butter and seasoning all over top, too. It really wouldn't need any baking time. You could just squeeze some lemon juice on top to top it off and serve.

I would think the point of using fresh shrimp is to get the flavor incooperated with the shrimp while it cooks. If they are precooked, you cannot really do that.

The butter combo would just act like a dipping sauce, then.

Hope this helps! :)

Larry said...

Thank you very much. I think I'll try it and if I'm not impressed, I guess I'll have to try with the uncooked shrimp. I can see the reasoning behind it. I'm drooling already. LOL

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering what you would serve this kind of shrimp with?

4*KowBoys said...

Hi! The first thing that comes to mind is (for a startch) Parmasean Basil Orzo. http://4kowboys.blogspot.com/2010/03/parmasean-and-basil-orzo.html

I also think some string beans would taste great with a bit of the butter and seasonings on them or mix some peas in with the Orzo.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like it would be good over angel hair pasta

Elle said...

I made this for my fiance and he loved it! Im terrible at cooking and this was simple enough.
Love From NC <3

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Carolyn Scott said...

Would it be crazy to add some bread crumbs on top? Might soak up some excess moisture! I have some bread crumbs to use up after Christmas.

Humphrey Addison said...

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Nichole said...

This is my favorite way to eat shrimp! My fiance and I eat it at least once a month. I do use cooked shrimp because it's just easier and I love the taste. When we take it out of the oven, we take the shrimp out and keep it warm and remove the lemons from the sauce. Then we mix in a touch more butter and some white wine and serve the shrimp over angel hair with the sauce poured over! Then we take some crusty bread and it use it to soak up some of the excess sauce! Soooooo yummy!!

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