Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
raw, peeled, deveined shrimp - 21/30 count
stick unsalted butter
medium onion chopped
of fresh garlic chopped
black pepper, or to taste
red pepper flakes, or to taste
squirts Louisiana hot sauce
small bunch parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
Thaw, rinse, and drain the shrimp. Be sure to remove the shells if they are still on. You can leave the tail for extra flavor and a "handle".
Melt butter in a large glass measuring cup with the onion and garlic. Mix in the bay leaf, peppers, oregano, worcestershire and hot sauces, lemon juice of half lemon, olive oil and parsley.
Arrange the shrimp in a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Pour the butter mixture on top and mix in. Sprinkle the top with the bread crumbs.
Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until the butter is bubbling, and the shrimp are pink. You can turn the broiler on for the last 5 minutes for extra browning on top.
Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.