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(there is no disputing about tastes)
Michael Thorne Executive Chef,
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Baked Shrimp With Chili-Garlic Butter
Difficulty Level: Easy
Recipe Id: USA1042

Baked Shrimp With Chili-Garlic Butter

  • 1 1/2 lb raw shrimp in shells
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic -- finely chop
  • 1 to 3 dried de arbol chilies coarsley crumbled*
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 green onion tops, slivered for garnish

*For milder flavor, seed some or all of the chilies. De Arbol chilies are usually sold in cellophane packages, along with other Mexican food specialties. They are a small, slender, almost needle-shaped chilie with smooth, bright red skin and a very hot flavor.

  1. Preheat oven to 400~.
  2. Shell and devein shrimp, leaving tails attached; rinse and drain well.
  3. Heat butter and oil in small skillet over medium heat until butter is melted and foamy.
  4. Add garlic, chilies, lime juice and salt. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Arrange shrimp in even layer in shallow 2-quart gratin pan or baking dish.
  6. Pour hot butter mixture over shrimp.
  7. Bake shrimp 10 to 12 minutes until shrimp turn opaque, stirring once.

Do not overcook or shrimp will be dry and tough. Garnish if desired.


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